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Man arrested twice in 4 hours for reckless driving

Man arrested twice in 4 hours for reckless driving

March 31st, 2014 2:47 pm by Rain Smith

A Bristol man was arrested twice in less than four hours for alleged reckless driving in Sullivan County — first after street racing in downtown Kingsport, then later for performing burnouts in the crowded parking lot of a daycare center.

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Spring elements and supply shortages continue pumping up gas prices

Spring elements and supply shortages continue pumping up gas prices

March 31st, 2014 1:19 pm by Staff Report

Gas prices continue to increase in Northeast Tennessee, due in part to what AAA calls "typical spring factors," including refinery maintenance, increasing demand and the switch to summer-blend fuel.

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KPD: Vandalism suspect headbutts, threatens to kill officer

KPD: Vandalism suspect headbutts, threatens to kill officer

March 31st, 2014 12:38 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport police officer received "significant facial injuries" while arresting a vandalism suspect over the weekend, as the man allegedly headbutted and threatened to kill him, garnering felony charges.

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Director of Sullivan County Schools applies for Middle Tenn. job

Director of Sullivan County Schools applies for Middle Tenn. job

March 31st, 2014 11:46 am by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie is among 17 applicants to become Wilson County director of schools. Yennie is a former assistant director of schools in Williamson County, which like Wilson is also near Nashville.

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Man ejected from car while fleeing Sullivan County police

Man ejected from car while fleeing Sullivan County police

March 31st, 2014 10:49 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man faces multiple charges after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop for a broken brake light, then forcing other motorists off the road before flipping his own vehicle.

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Georgia bill would go far in expanding gun rights

Georgia bill would go far in expanding gun rights

March 31st, 2014 8:18 am by By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Legislation awaiting the governor's signature in Georgia would allow guns in bars, churches, airports and schools. Critics call it the "guns everywhere bill."

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Redistricting has little effect on Tenn. GOP

Redistricting has little effect on Tenn. GOP

March 31st, 2014 8:11 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Republicans were able to give themselves a built-in advantage in House elections by doing well in the statewide elections in many states, then gerrymandering congressional districts in key states after the 2010 census.

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Mudslide death toll rises; search dogs take break

Mudslide death toll rises; search dogs take break

March 30th, 2014 10:38 pm by JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

Many of the dogs that have been essential in the search for victims of the deadly mudslide that buried the mountainside community of Oso will take a two-day break after long hours in the cold and rain, rescue crews said Sunday.

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Kingsport Police Department lauded for unbroken accreditation

Kingsport Police Department lauded for unbroken accreditation

March 30th, 2014 8:13 pm by Staff Report

On March 22, the Kingsport Police Department's Chief of Police David Quillin and Accreditation Manager Sgt. Steve Hammonds appeared before the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement in Garden Grove, Calif.

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Sullivan, Hawkins counties in middle of pack in county health rankings

Sullivan, Hawkins counties in middle of pack in county health rankings

March 30th, 2014 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Sullivan County and Hawkins County rank in the middle of the pack when it comes to health outcomes and length of life, according to the fifth annual Tennessee county health rankings.

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