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Damaging storms moving through East, South

Damaging storms moving through East, South

June 2nd, 2013 5:23 pm by CLARKE CANFIELD, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine — Damaging winds knocked down trees and utility wires in sections of New England on Sunday as the East Coast braced for the remnants of the violent weather that claimed 10 lives in Oklahoma.

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Sells elected to 10th term as Rogersville mayor

Sells elected to 10th term as Rogersville mayor

June 2nd, 2013 1:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

With 28.7 percent of Rogersville 2,891 registered voters participating, Mayor Jim Sells defeated challenger Carolynn Elder Saturday by a vote of 532 to 276.

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Stories you may have missed

June 2nd, 2013 11:22 am by Staff Report

The following are some interesting stories you may have missed this week.

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Kingsport police report fewer crimes in 2012

Kingsport police report fewer crimes in 2012

June 2nd, 2013 9:22 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Model City saw a drop in violent and nonviolent crime in 2012 compared to the previous year, with aggravated assaults, burglaries and forgeries seeing significant declines.

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Kingsport sees fewer fires, extends no fire fatality streak to five years

Kingsport sees fewer fires, extends no fire fatality streak to five years

June 2nd, 2013 8:40 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport marked its fifth year without suffering a fire-related death, saw a reduction in the number of structure fires and vehicles fires and a drop in the amount of loss caused by fires, according to a recent report.

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‘Biggest Loser’ contestant to share story at Colonial Heights church

‘Biggest Loser’ contestant to share story at Colonial Heights church premium content

June 2nd, 2013 6:29 am by Marci Gore

Sherry Johnston tries to always possess a can-do attitude — no matter what challenge lies ahead. The Knoxville native, along with her daughter, Ashley, were contestants on “The Biggest Loser.”

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Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

Scott County to seek indictments following high-speed pursuit

June 1st, 2013 9:02 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY – Prosecutors said Friday they will seek direct indictments against a Kingsport man who allegedly led a Scott County sheriff’s deputy on a high-speed pursuit last week with a stolen vehicle.

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7-year-old rouses sleeping family in time to escape burning home

7-year-old rouses sleeping family in time to escape burning home

June 1st, 2013 8:46 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — When 7-year-old Journey Williams woke up in the early morning hours of May 9, she was having a hard time seeing. The numbers on her cable box weren’t as bright, and that made her think something was wrong.

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Frightened Oklahoma residents opt to flee tornadoes

Frightened Oklahoma residents opt to flee tornadoes

June 1st, 2013 8:13 pm by SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s a warning as familiar as a daily prayer for Tornado Alley residents: When a twister approaches, take shelter in a basement or low-level interior room or closet, away from windows and exterior walls.

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Former UVa-Wise student pleads guilty to felony charges that he lied about gunman on campus

June 1st, 2013 7:50 pm by Jeff Sturgeon, Roanoke Times

A former student at the University of Virginia College at Wise admitted Friday to giving a 911 operator a fake report of a gunman outside a campus dormitory on Jan. 23.

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