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Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

Retail sales decline in Tri-Cities, but jump in Kingsport

December 20th, 2013 1:52 pm by Hank Hayes

Kingsport reported a large increase in retail sales during this year’s third quarter, while retail activity was down slightly in Johnson City and Bristol, according to a report released Friday by ETSU.

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Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

Alternative plans: Kingsport’s Cora Cox Academy set to split into three programs

December 20th, 2013 12:58 pm by Rick Wagner

The city school system’s alternative school is not just about addressing disciplinary issues any more. New programs mean that one of the oldest structures in the system could house tech savvy non-traditional high school programs.

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Man pesters clerk for sex, tries to kiss cop

Man pesters clerk for sex, tries to kiss cop

December 20th, 2013 12:19 pm by Rain Smith

The clerk at a West Stone Drive motel reported harassment from a guest. The man had called the front desk and asked that she "come to his room for sex" — adding that he'd pay her for the services.

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Gov't offers a stopgap health insurance option

Gov't offers a stopgap health insurance option

December 20th, 2013 7:22 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

The Obama administration Thursday offered stopgap options so people whose existing plans got canceled are not penalized. The insurance industry immediately criticized the moves.

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Fury and frustration over Target data breach

Fury and frustration over Target data breach

December 20th, 2013 7:08 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and BREE FOWLER, AP Business Writers

Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter. The theft is the second-largest credit card breach in U.S. history, exceeded only by a scam that began in 2005 involving retailer TJX

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Paroled killer sentenced in Kingsport drug conspiracy

Paroled killer sentenced in Kingsport drug conspiracy

December 19th, 2013 3:55 pm by Rain Smith

A man granted parole for his conviction in a 1981 murder near the Holston River will now spend 90 months in a federal prison for dealing pills and guns.

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Answers to questions about the Target data breach

Answers to questions about the Target data breach

December 19th, 2013 1:40 pm by BREE FOWLER, AP Technology Writer

With less than a week until Christmas, a real-life Grinch has stolen the credit and debit card information of about 40 million Target shoppers. What should you do? Who should you call?

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Stocks fall back on Wall Street a day after surge

Stocks fall back on Wall Street a day after surge

December 19th, 2013 1:38 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Business Writer

The market gained the most in more than two months Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was trimming its stimulus efforts, which investors saw as a vote of confidence in the economy.

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Police: Extremely drunk woman caused fatal Fort Henry crash

Police: Extremely drunk woman caused fatal Fort Henry crash

December 19th, 2013 12:36 pm by Rain Smith

The driver who crossed the center line of Fort Henry Drive while traveling more than 100 mph this September — igniting a fiery, head-on collision that killed both her and another motorist — was extremely intoxicated.

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BMA plans called meeting today to begin consideration of process to replace city manager

December 19th, 2013 11:05 am by Staff Report

The Kingsport Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hold a special called meeting at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 19, to meet with Pat Hardy of the Municipal Technical Advisory Service.

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