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Fatal Boone Lake jet ski crash, Kingsport wants its money back, it's dark on the river bridge and more stories you may have missed

Fatal Boone Lake jet ski crash, Kingsport wants its money back, it's dark on the river bridge and more stories you may have missed

July 20th, 2014 10:15 am by Staff Report

Some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed this week on TimesNews.net.

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Florida jury slams R.J. Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

Florida jury slams R.J. Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

July 20th, 2014 12:25 am by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press

A Florida jury slammed the nation's No. 2 cigarette maker, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., with $23.6 billion in punitive damages on Friday in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.

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Bluff City racial discrimination lawsuit partially dismissed

Bluff City racial discrimination lawsuit partially dismissed

July 19th, 2014 10:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Mayor Irene Wells, former police officer Lee McClintock and former public works employee Milton Boyd filed a lawsuit in Sullivan County Chancery Court in February, naming Bluff City, City Manager Judy Dulaney and the aldermen as defendants.

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6.5 mile gas pipeline taking shape in Sullivan County

6.5 mile gas pipeline taking shape in Sullivan County

July 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by Hank Hayes

In 2013, Eastman announced plans to convert power boilers at its Kingsport facility from coal to natural gas. The goal is to achieve "significant reductions" in greenhouse gases and other emissions.

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Church Hill man dies in Stone Drive crash

Church Hill man dies in Stone Drive crash

July 19th, 2014 6:30 pm by Wes Bunch

A police spokesman said investigators believe alcohol consumption and excessive speed were contributing factors in the head-on collision.

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Kingsport crafting new annexation policy

Kingsport crafting new annexation policy

July 19th, 2014 4:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Earlier this year, the Tennessee legislature changed the way annexation works in the Volunteer State, removing a provision of the law that allows cities to annex land within its urban growth boundary by ordinance.

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DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

DNA being collected to ID Ukraine crash victims

July 19th, 2014 2:45 pm by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine.

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PHOTO GALLERY : Fun Fest Car Show

July 19th, 2014 2:39 pm by Jonathan McCoy

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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

July 19th, 2014 2:32 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the United States.

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Man already wanted for evading arrest nabbed during motorcycle chase

Man already wanted for evading arrest nabbed during motorcycle chase

July 19th, 2014 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hamblen County man with outstanding arrest warrants in three counties led Hawkins County deputies on a high speed motorcycle chase late Wednesday night before dumping the bike in an open field.

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