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Kingsport DUI suspect blames wreck on text

Kingsport DUI suspect blames wreck on text

February 25th, 2015 1:41 pm by Rain Smith

Though many area motorists were struggling with icy roads on Tuesday, one Kingsport man allegedly upped the ante for distracted driving - crashing into a tree while under the influence, then blaming the incident on a text message.

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Johnson City police identify murder victim, still looking for suspect

Johnson City police identify murder victim, still looking for suspect

February 25th, 2015 1:01 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Johnson City police released the identity Wednesday of a man shot and killed in a convenience store parking lot last week.

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More snow expected from latest storm

More snow expected from latest storm

February 25th, 2015 11:24 am by Rain Smith

If Wednesday's forecast turned out to be correct, most area residents should have awakened today to find fresh snow accumulations of between 3 and 6 inches.

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Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

February 25th, 2015 10:11 am by By Deborah M. Todd, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the White House in late January, Hong Kong-based DJI responded quickly with the release of a software update that added a 15.5-mile no-fly zone around Washington.

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'I was tired' - DUI suspects arrested while reportedly passed out behind wheel

'I was tired' - DUI suspects arrested while reportedly passed out behind wheel

February 25th, 2015 9:35 am by Jeff Bobo

It was the second time in two days that a Hawkins County sheriff's deputy encountered a motorist parked in the middle of the roadway who was allegedly intoxicated on narcotics and/or alcohol to the point of unconsciousness.

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FCC's net neutrality plan spurs debate on how to keep open Internet

FCC's net neutrality plan spurs debate on how to keep open Internet

February 25th, 2015 8:41 am by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve landmark regulations Thursday to try to ensure the uninhibited flow of online traffic - its third and most far-reaching attempt at creating so-called net neutrality rules.

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Latest snowfall adds to misery in SW Virginia

Latest snowfall adds to misery in SW Virginia

February 24th, 2015 10:45 pm by Stephen Igo

Tuesday's snowy conditions made for treacherous driving for the morning commute across much of the region, particularly Wise County, still digging out from Saturday's wallop that dumped upwards of a foot and a half of snow.

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Corker says Islamic militants conducting terror 'based on religion'

Corker says Islamic militants conducting terror 'based on religion'

February 24th, 2015 9:20 pm by Hank Hayes

"Candidly, I don't really care what people call what these people are. What I can tell you is they are Islamic, and they are undoubtedly extremists. ... What matters to me is how we respond to it," Corker said.

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Hawkins schools director says reaction to flashlight incident appropriate

Hawkins schools director says reaction to flashlight incident appropriate

February 24th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Director of schools Steve Starnes addressed the Hawkins County Commission in response to newspaper articles and social media reaction to the "suspension" of a Cherokee student for bringing a flashlight to school.

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Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill, defies GOP

Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill, defies GOP

February 24th, 2015 8:43 pm by Associated Press

Obama offered no indication of whether he'll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate about environmental policy and climate change.

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