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Juvenile motorcyclist flees Kingsport police at 100 mph

Juvenile motorcyclist flees Kingsport police at 100 mph

March 11th, 2015 12:16 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say an "immature" juvenile on a powerful street bike put the public at risk on Tuesday, fleeing officers at 100 mph - and flipping one the bird - before he was surrounded and arrested in a parking lot.

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TVA: No timeframe for fixing Boone Dam

TVA: No timeframe for fixing Boone Dam

March 11th, 2015 8:14 am by J. H. Osborne

Several hundred people turned out Tuesday for a community meeting to discuss Boone Lake with Tennessee Valley Authority officials.Many asked for a specific timeline on completion of a "fix" for seepage under an earthen embankment.

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Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

March 11th, 2015 7:50 am by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

A military official says the seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a training mission are presumed dead.

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Marijuana legalization gets a boost on Capitol Hill

Marijuana legalization gets a boost on Capitol Hill

March 10th, 2015 8:30 pm by By Evan Halper, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

WASHINGTON - Marijuana legalization got a boost on Capitol Hill on Tuesday as a trio of rising stars in the Senate launched an effort to rewrite federal drug laws.

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Tenn. House advances guns-in-parks bill opposed by Haslam

Tenn. House advances guns-in-parks bill opposed by Haslam

March 10th, 2015 7:59 pm by Associated Press

"We've had seven years of people with gun carry permits all across the state - in state parks, local parks, Little League games - and there's not been any problems," Rep. Mike Harrison of Rogersville said.

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KPD: Man confronts 'bully' by pointing gun at newborn

KPD: Man confronts 'bully' by pointing gun at newborn

March 10th, 2015 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

A 9-day-old baby was reportedly in the crosshairs of a Monday family feud in Kingsport, as her grandfather allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man who was holding her.

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5 charged in connection with Tenn. woman's death

5 charged in connection with Tenn. woman's death

March 10th, 2015 4:45 pm by Associated Press

Four people have been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found burned in Middle Tennessee, and a fifth person has been added to Tennessee's Ten Most Wanted list.

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Dutch group seeking photo of WWII Hawkins soldier

Dutch group seeking photo of WWII Hawkins soldier

March 10th, 2015 2:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A foundation that "adopts" U.S. military graves in the Netherlands is working to put faces alongside the more than 10,000 names (including one Hawkins County native) carved in stone at a WWII cemetery and memorial in Margraten.

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Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

March 10th, 2015 1:49 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO and MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

The state transportation secretary said that if someone had called the railroad emergency number posted at the crossing, a dispatcher could have reached oncoming trains in time to stop them.

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Sullivan County stings net $80K in counterfeit goods

Sullivan County stings net $80K in counterfeit goods

March 10th, 2015 12:51 pm by Rain Smith

Police report that the parking lot sales of counterfeit merchandise - including fake North Face jackets, Beats headphones and designer purses - has prompted a pair of Sullivan County arrests, along with the seizure of hundreds of pieces of bogus products.

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