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Authorities: Suspect in NJ mall shooting is dead

Authorities: Suspect in NJ mall shooting is dead

November 5th, 2013 8:25 am by SAMANTHA HENRY, Associated Press

A 20-year-old man fired multiple shots inside New Jersey's largest shopping mall, trapping customers and employees for hours as police scoured stores for the gunman, who was found dead early Tuesday of a self-inflicted wound.

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Ramsey calls Medicaid talks waste of time

Ramsey calls Medicaid talks waste of time

November 5th, 2013 8:21 am by Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he would be against an effort to expand Medicaid even if fellow Republican Gov. Bill Haslam successfully negotiated a special deal for Tennessee.

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Couple suing Mount Carmel over police crash

Couple suing Mount Carmel over police crash

November 5th, 2013 6:42 am by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Mount Carmel couple rear-ended by a Mount Carmel police officer who was responding to an emergency call in Church Hill last year has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the city seeking compensation for damages.

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Kingsport BMA, Food City reach agreement on road improvements

Kingsport BMA, Food City reach agreement on road improvements

November 4th, 2013 11:34 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport and Food City have reached an agreement over road improvements near the company’s downtown location, which has now resulted in a firmer construction schedule for the carousel project, officials said Monday.

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Johnson City Schools superintendent issues apology following game at Dobyns-Bennett

Johnson City Schools superintendent issues apology following game at Dobyns-Bennett

November 4th, 2013 9:26 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

The superintendent of Johnson City Schools issued an apology to Kingsport City Schools administrators Monday after rumors of inappropriate behavior perpetrated by Science Hill students, staff and supporters at a game against D-B.

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Voters set to go to polls in Virginia

Voters set to go to polls in Virginia

November 4th, 2013 8:54 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — Voters take control in Virginia on Tuesday o settle a tumultuous gubernatorial campaign season, select a lieutenant governor and state attorney general, and decide local contests across the commonwealth.

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Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

Gay rights bill clears first hurdle in Senate

November 4th, 2013 8:48 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The Senate pushed a major anti-bias gay rights bill past a first, big hurdle Monday, a clear sign of Americans’ greater acceptance of homosexuality nearly two decades after the law prohibiting federal recognition of same-sex marriage.

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Parents charged with neglect after nearly nude autistic boy found wandering in Carter County

Parents charged with neglect after nearly nude autistic boy found wandering in Carter County

November 4th, 2013 8:14 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON — The parents of a 7-year-old boy were arrested Saturday morning on child neglect charges after neighbors found the boy wandering around the neighborhood alone and without warm clothes on a chilly morning.

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Hawkins County man returns  to find home destroyed by fire

Hawkins County man returns to find home destroyed by fire

November 4th, 2013 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOORESBURG — Investigators don’t know exactly when a fire occurred last week that destroyed a mobile home in the Mooresburg community in far western Hawkins County.

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Strep scorecard might help tell if you need a doctor

Strep scorecard might help tell if you need a doctor

November 4th, 2013 7:26 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? One day there could be an app for that: Researchers are developing a home scorecard that aims to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint.

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