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Fugitive holes up in Kingsport attic

Fugitive holes up in Kingsport attic

December 8th, 2014 3:01 pm by Rain Smith

A couple sought for questioning in regard to a fatal hit-and-run in Georgia have been found in Kingsport, where the male then hid in the attic of the home to try and avoid arrest.

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Elderly Hawkins man beaten, stabbed

Elderly Hawkins man beaten, stabbed

December 8th, 2014 2:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

An elderly Hawkins County man was listed in serious condition after reportedly being beaten and stabbed by his former neighbors, who allegedly robbed the man under the pretense of selling him a ratchet set.

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High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

High court rejects BP appeal of spill settlement

December 8th, 2014 1:33 pm by JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press

The court's decision makes the economic and property damage settlement final, starting a six-month deadline for filing claims, said plaintiffs' attorney Joe Rice of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

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Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receive 35-year sentence

Hawkins couple who killed child with grape soda receive 35-year sentence

December 8th, 2014 12:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

According to the autopsy report, the Vaughns forced Alexa Linboom, 5, to drink about 2.4 liters of grape soda and water. The massive fluid intake was reportedly punishment for the girl drinking grape soda after being told not to.

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KPD: Reckless driving to hospital spurs crash, arrest

KPD: Reckless driving to hospital spurs crash, arrest

December 8th, 2014 12:02 pm by Rain Smith

A Piney Flats man faces felony charges due to his alleged reckless driving to visit a hospitalized family member in Kingsport, running vehicles off the road and then T-boning a car that carried an infant passenger.

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Under cover of the law: Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

Under cover of the law: Local authorities frustrated by legal shield protecting 'pill mills'

December 8th, 2014 10:52 am by Nick Shepherd

Officials refer to pain management clinics as pill mills because the only form of pain management offered is a prescription. And when law enforcement and prosecutors try to go after these clinics, they are continually frustrated.

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Kingsport schools working on policy for use of laptops

Kingsport schools working on policy for use of laptops

December 8th, 2014 10:14 am by Rick Wagner

Draft policy includes $50 annual technology fee that would roll over if no repairs needed that school year.

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Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

December 8th, 2014 8:46 am by ALLEN G. BREED, AP National Writer

For over a century, life in Central Appalachia has been largely defined by the ups and downs of the coal industry. Through all the bust years, there was always the promise of another boom. Until now.

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E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

E-cigarette tech takes off as regulation looms

December 8th, 2014 8:33 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, early adopters of e-cigarettes got their fix by clumsily screwing together a small battery and a plastic cartridge containing cotton soaked with nicotine.

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Chlorine gas sickens 19, forces evacuation of hotel in Illinois

Chlorine gas sickens 19, forces evacuation of hotel in Illinois

December 7th, 2014 7:47 pm by Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel early Sunday.

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