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US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

July 28th, 2014 7:20 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country.

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Kingsport crews work after-hours to clear storm damage, debris

Kingsport crews work after-hours to clear storm damage, debris

July 28th, 2014 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department will be running after-hour routes in the Rock Springs/Tri-Cities Crossing area of town for at least the rest of the week in order to help with clean-up efforts in these sections of town hardest hit by Sunday's

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NWS: Kingsport tornado packed 110 mph winds, Gray area twister traveled 7.1 miles

NWS: Kingsport tornado packed 110 mph winds, Gray area twister traveled 7.1 miles

July 28th, 2014 5:37 pm by Rain Smith

The National Weather Service has confirmed that tornadoes hit Sullivan and Washington counties on Sunday evening, while officials are still investigating a potential touchdown in Hawkins County.

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Couple on bail for burglaries reportedly nabbed with meth labs

Couple on bail for burglaries reportedly nabbed with meth labs

July 28th, 2014 3:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County couple arrested earlier this month accused of stealing batteries from several large parked vehicles are back in trouble, this time accused of manufacturing meth in their home.

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Man threatens to 'stomp' cop's mother, sexually assault children

Man threatens to 'stomp' cop's mother, sexually assault children

July 28th, 2014 3:14 pm by Rain Smith

Police were requested for a standby on Rock Springs Road, where a woman said her boyfriend had taken her van without permission. While on scene the suspect returned her keys, but ignored an officer's commands to step away from the vehicle.

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Ramsey's daughter running for register of deeds against longtime deputy register

Ramsey's daughter running for register of deeds against longtime deputy register

July 28th, 2014 12:29 pm by J. H. Osborne

One candidate has campaigned largely on being the daughter of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, while the other has been working in the Register of Deeds office for 35 years.

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Wanted man crashes outside Sheriff's Office while fleeing police

Wanted man crashes outside Sheriff's Office while fleeing police

July 28th, 2014 11:25 am by Rain Smith

A wanted man who reportedly visited the Sullivan County jail to pick up a released inmate is now behind bars himself, as police say he attempted to drive from the parking lot when approached by police, but crashed into a ditch just outside the entrance.

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NWS to survey damage, assess reports of 3 tornadoes touching down

NWS to survey damage, assess reports of 3 tornadoes touching down

July 28th, 2014 10:20 am by Rain Smith

According to a preliminary storm report issued by the NWS, there is "possible tornado damage" from roughly Exit 56 of Interstate 81 to Exit 10 of I-26. There were also reports of a possible touchdown in the area of Church Hill and Carters Valley.

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Police: Knoxville officer shoots man after being attacked

Police: Knoxville officer shoots man after being attacked

July 28th, 2014 10:11 am by Associated Press

Police say 45-year-old Ronald Carden died Sunday morning after suddenly attacking Officer David Gerlach, who had stopped to help him and another man change a flat tire along Interstate 40.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

July 28th, 2014 8:13 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

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