Kingsport Times News Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

Congress is giving states the transportation blues

April 15th, 2014 4:01 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: the government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke.

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Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

Override of local bans of guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 3:49 pm by Associated Press

A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year.

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Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

Moment of silence marks Boston Marathon bombings

April 15th, 2014 3:47 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies.

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Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

Police seek info on Kingsport fraud suspect

April 15th, 2014 3:39 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are offering surveillance footage of a woman believed to be fraudulently using a stolen debit card, hoping someone may have information on the suspect.

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Donations needed at Kingsport non-profit

Donations needed at Kingsport non-profit

April 15th, 2014 2:43 pm by Nick Shepherd

New things are happening at Hunger First — a new director, a donated freezer and a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank — but donations have almost dried up. Each month they feed around 500 to 600 people, no questions asked.

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Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

April 15th, 2014 12:44 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service expects temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees across the region tonight, meaning a widespread freeze will threaten blooming trees, spring crops and other plants.

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Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

April 15th, 2014 11:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

April 15th, 2014 8:24 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

April 15th, 2014 8:11 am by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — yet for at least two months last fall, authorities claim, they were raping and killing at least four women.

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Sullivan County mayoral candidates discuss top priorities

Sullivan County mayoral candidates discuss top priorities

April 14th, 2014 10:52 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Kingsport Times-News submitted five questions to Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor.

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