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Gamer management: Spat over buy-back spirals to felony

Gamer management: Spat over buy-back spirals to felony

December 1st, 2014 2:54 pm by Rain Smith

After being told the store wouldn't purchase an Xbox and Wii — due to their "poor conditions and missing parts" — a man and woman cursed the manager and were ordered to leave. In the parking lot, felony charges were incurred.

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Move it on over: Despite laws, simple traffic stops still put police in crosshairs

Move it on over: Despite laws, simple traffic stops still put police in crosshairs

December 1st, 2014 9:22 am by Rain Smith

The greatest and most frequent threat to local police officers' safety may not be armed suspects or the noxious fumes of meth labs, but a simple law that motorists break on a daily basis. And there's often not much that can be done about it.

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Man receives serious injuries in corn grinder accident

Man receives serious injuries in corn grinder accident

December 1st, 2014 9:12 am by Staff Report

A man was airlifted to an area hospital on Sunday afternoon after his arm got caught in a corn grinder in Sullivan County.

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Supreme Court to debate whether Facebook threats are free speech

Supreme Court to debate whether Facebook threats are free speech

December 1st, 2014 8:56 am by By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The case of a fired amusement park worker from Bethelem, Pa., could determine whether angry rants on the Internet can be punished. Federal law makes it a crime to transmit via the phone or Internet "any threat to injure" another person.

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Haslam to hold 4 days of budget hearings this week

Haslam to hold 4 days of budget hearings this week

December 1st, 2014 8:25 am by Associated Press

The Republican governor kicks off the hearings Tuesday with presentations from the state agencies responsible for human resources, safety, intellectual and developmental disabilities and commerce.

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Sullivan BOE to take up teacher salary scale, employee health insurance issues

Sullivan BOE to take up teacher salary scale, employee health insurance issues

November 30th, 2014 10:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County's school board is to consider two memorandums of understanding from collaborative conferencing Monday, one pertaining to a new teacher salary scale, the other on employee health insurance.

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City notification to include KPD fliers, newspaper ads, website

City notification to include KPD fliers, newspaper ads, website

November 30th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport plans to establish a community notification system where residents, schools and child-care facilities would be informed of newly arrived sex offenders in the city.

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Broken furnace no match for elderly Appalachia woman

Broken furnace no match for elderly Appalachia woman

November 30th, 2014 6:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The most aggravating aspect of making it to age 86 for Mrs. H. is she can't cook, play pool or clean house like she used to.

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Numbers say Black Friday weekend losing allure

Numbers say Black Friday weekend losing allure

November 30th, 2014 4:21 pm by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Early discounting, more online shopping and a mixed economy meant fewer people shopped over Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey of shoppers released Sunday by the National Retail Federation.

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Pricey, possibly bomb-laden property no easy sell

Pricey, possibly bomb-laden property no easy sell

November 30th, 2014 4:00 pm by LYNNE TUOHY, Associated Press

The sale of the compound owned by a now-jailed pair of tax evaders who held off police during a nine-month armed standoff is beset by problems both procedural and perilous

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