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Former Southwest Virginia police chief pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Former Southwest Virginia police chief pleads guilty to federal drug charges

July 15th, 2013 5:11 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON -- The former chief of the Marion Police Department pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Abingdon to distributing hundreds of grams of methamphetamine and thousands of pain pills while he was employed by the town.

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Ambulance requested for non-responsive dog

Ambulance requested for non-responsive dog

July 15th, 2013 1:51 pm by Rain Smith

A Coeburn woman requested that EMS respond to treat her non-responsive dog, after it wrapped its leash around some bushes and nearly, "hung herself."

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Texas Dems see chance to become relevant again

Texas Dems see chance to become relevant again

July 15th, 2013 1:12 pm by THOMAS BEAUMONT,Associated Press; WILL WEISSERT,Associated Press

It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the departing Gov. Rick Perry.

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Man arrested at park with 3-year-old son, large quantity of meds

Man arrested at park with 3-year-old son, large quantity of meds

July 15th, 2013 11:37 am by Jeff Bobo

The suspect allegedly tried to conceal a syringe and drugs in his child’s clothing prior to his arrest at a Rogersville park, where he was allegedly found under the influence and in possession of a large amount of medication.

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Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

July 15th, 2013 8:11 am by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Rallies on Sunday were largely peaceful as demonstrators voiced their support for 17-year-old Trayvon Martin's family and decried Zimmerman's not guilty verdict as a miscarriage of justice.

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Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

Sen. Ramsey: New gun law's 'muddied waters' probably means future fighting

July 15th, 2013 8:04 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee employers are declaring that the state’s “guns in parking lots” law, which took effect July 1, does nothing to change policies prohibiting their employees from bringing weapons onto their property, even if they have a handgun carry permit.

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Sullivan County budget still in limbo

Sullivan County budget still in limbo premium content

July 15th, 2013 12:00 am by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Sullivan County Commission’s Budget Committee plans to meet in called session later this week to perhaps begin putting together a proposed county budget for the fiscal year that began July 1.

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‘Makers’ create own Fun

‘Makers’ create own Fun

July 14th, 2013 11:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — Give the average person a beach chair, a tarp, a leaf blower and a piece of plywood and they’ll probably see a pile of junk. Give a “maker” like Tom Heck of Asheville, N.C., those same ingredients and he sees the making of a hovercraft.

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Virginia State Police  investigates fatal ATV crash in Washington County

Virginia State Police investigates fatal ATV crash in Washington County

July 14th, 2013 10:31 pm by Wes Bunch

DAMASCUS, Va. – Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal ATV crash that occurred Sunday afternoon in Washington County, Va.

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TDOT may order closure of Surgoinsville bridge

TDOT may order closure of Surgoinsville bridge

July 14th, 2013 10:22 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — The Longs Bend Road Bridge in Surgoinsville may be closed this week until the Hawkins County Highway Department can repair deficiencies identified in a recent state inspection.

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