Kingsport Times News Friday, October 31, 2014
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Robber nabbed after fall through ceiling

Robber nabbed after fall through ceiling

October 30th, 2014 4:59 pm by Rain Smith

A man wanted for Walmart robberies in both Rogersville and Kingsport — allegedly pulling a knife on employees at each store — was arrested after the floor to an attic gave way, sending him crashing down to the kitchen as police searched the home.

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Update: Small plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

Update: Small plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

October 30th, 2014 3:01 pm by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

Three of the dead were inside the building when the plane crashed into it at the city's Mid-Continent Airport, and the fourth was found on the roof and is believed to be the pilot, Wichita Fire Chief Ronald Blackwell said Thursday afternoon.

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Possum provokes fearful 911 flashback

Possum provokes fearful 911 flashback

October 30th, 2014 2:36 pm by Rain Smith

A man called 911 on a possum "with blood coming out of one side of its mouth," adding that the animal refused to leave his yard. Due to his past run-in with a rabbit, the experience was particularly harrowing.

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US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

October 30th, 2014 10:19 am by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years

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$400M in road projects delayed in Tenn.

$400M in road projects delayed in Tenn.

October 30th, 2014 10:16 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The uncertainty of federal funding has led Tennessee's highway director to delay road projects worth $400 million.

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Animal control officer claims 'chicken' road incident was harassment for lawsuit

Animal control officer claims 'chicken' road incident was harassment for lawsuit

October 30th, 2014 9:51 am by Jeff Bobo

Eddie McNally believes a vehicle that drove head-on toward him Wednesday afternoon, only to swerve at the last second to avoid a collision, was an attempt to harass and coerce him over a lawsuit filed this past summer.

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Truck crash 'rains' debris on Russell home

Truck crash 'rains' debris on Russell home

October 30th, 2014 8:30 am by Stephen Igo

An adult male inside the home was not injured as the debris fell onto his house. The truck's driver, Timothy C. Hoss, 50, of Bristol, Va., was flown to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.

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After today, you're too late  to  vote early

After today, you're too late to vote early

October 30th, 2014 12:05 am by J. H. Osborne

Early voting is available today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to registered voters in Sullivan County at any one of three locations: the Sullivan County Election Office in Blountville; the Kingsport Civic Auditorium; and the National Guard Armory in Bristol.

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Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

October 29th, 2014 10:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three Hawkins County parents accused of child abuse/neglect were sentenced to jail time recently, including a woman who was arrested in July for beating her unruly child.

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Area pastors urge support of Amendment 1

Area pastors urge support of Amendment 1

October 29th, 2014 9:44 pm by GARY B. GRAY, NET News Service

If approved, the amendment to the Tennessee Constitution would add a new section to Article 1, inserting constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal state statutes regarding abortion.

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