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This week in crime

This week in crime

December 13th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include Bigfoot being blamed, a wife accused of poisoning her husband, a few xanax leading to two car crashes and a businessman getting the maximum sentence, among others

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Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

Kingsport BOE: Keep academic standards high

December 13th, 2014 10:00 am by Hank Hayes

Kingsport Board of Education (BOE) members asked two state lawmakers Friday to keep state academic standards high during a luncheon outlining their 2015 legislative priorities.

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Attorney for Church Hill EMS  threatens lawsuit over proposed 911 billing

Attorney for Church Hill EMS threatens lawsuit over proposed 911 billing

December 13th, 2014 12:04 am by Jeff Bobo

E-911 boards across Tennessee have begun billing EMS and police agencies for dispatching to help offset increasing operating costs.

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Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

Immigrants flock to workshops after Obama reprieve

December 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temporary reprieve.

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11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab ... to Florida

December 12th, 2014 7:45 pm by Associated Press

An 11-year-old Arkansas girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia, and found her safe, after her parents reported her missing.

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Cleveland boy with toy gun was shot once by cop, autopsy finds

Cleveland boy with toy gun was shot once by cop, autopsy finds

December 12th, 2014 6:30 pm by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old Cleveland boy who displayed a toy gun, was a homicide caused by a single shot fired by a rookie police officer during a legal intervention, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.

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Apartment complex fire displaces Kingsport residents

Apartment complex fire displaces Kingsport residents

December 12th, 2014 4:41 pm by Rain Smith

A Friday afternoon blaze at Kingsport's Brandy Mill apartments has damaged multiple units and displaced several residents.

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Denied!: Shoplifter arrested after asking detective to use phone

Denied!: Shoplifter arrested after asking detective to use phone

December 12th, 2014 3:15 pm by Nick Shepherd

The incident began on Friday when a plain-clothed officer with the Kingsport Police Department was walking through the parking lot of a local grocery store. He observed a woman walking briskly from the store with a store employee following her.

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Update: Wise crash totals Head Start bus

Update: Wise crash totals Head Start bus

December 12th, 2014 1:56 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County Sheriff's Office reported no injuries to occupants of the bus, but the driver of the other car was taken to a hospital.

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Gunfire at Kingsport shopping center prompts arrest

Gunfire at Kingsport shopping center prompts arrest

December 12th, 2014 11:58 am by Rain Smith

A woman and two men arguing over "personal matters" in a Kingsport parking lot has led to a felony arrest, as a gun was pulled during the heated exchange with one round fired.

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