Kingsport Times News Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Finding California oil spill's cause could take months

Finding California oil spill's cause could take months

May 22nd, 2015 9:54 am by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

The operator of a broken oil pipeline that fouled a California shoreline says it could be weeks or even months before investigators are able to determine what caused the break and subsequent spill.

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Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

May 22nd, 2015 9:54 am by MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press; JOHN SEEWER, Associated Press

For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people.

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President of Boy Scouts of America says ban on gay leaders cannot be sustained'

President of Boy Scouts of America says ban on gay leaders cannot be sustained'

May 22nd, 2015 9:53 am by By Robert Wilonsky, The Dallas Morning News (TNS)

The Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay leaders "cannot be sustained," said Robert Gates, the organization's president, in remarks prepared for this week's National Annual Meeting being held in Atlanta.

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Kingsport pastor charged with felony theft from church

Kingsport pastor charged with felony theft from church

May 22nd, 2015 8:09 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport pastor has been arrested for allegedly siphoning more than $60,000 from his church's bank account, then putting the funds to his own personal use.

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Tennessee unemployment drops to lowest rate in 7 years

Tennessee unemployment drops to lowest rate in 7 years

May 22nd, 2015 6:36 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's unemployment rate dropped from 6.5 percent to 6 percent in the past year, while the national rate declined from 6.2 percent to 5.4 percent. Nonfarm employment increased by 47,000 jobs in Tennessee in the past year.

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What GOP candidates on the debate bubble can do to make the cut

What GOP candidates on the debate bubble can do to make the cut

May 22nd, 2015 6:12 am by By Kendall Breitman, Bloomberg News (TNS)

Fox News and Facebook announced Wednesday that because of the large pool of White House prospects, they'll include only those who rank in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls in the first sanctioned debate on Aug. 6.

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KAR to host Wilderness Trail Rod Run

KAR to host Wilderness Trail Rod Run

May 21st, 2015 8:00 pm by Holly Nelms

The Kingsport Antique and Rod Club is bringing food, fun and cars to downtown Kingsport at the 36th annual Wilderness Trail Rod Run this weekend.

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Update: THP cites pickup driver in rollover crash with JCPD cruiser

Update: THP cites pickup driver in rollover crash with JCPD cruiser

May 21st, 2015 6:30 pm by Sam Watson, NET News Service

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has cited the driver of a pickup truck that crashed with a Johnson City police cruiser Wednesday night, saying she disregarded a red light and failed to yield to the approaching officer's car.

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Chuck Wicks to headline third annual Brinley Addington's Hometown Throwdown

Chuck Wicks to headline third annual Brinley Addington's Hometown Throwdown

May 21st, 2015 5:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Headlining the Children's Miracle Network event are Brinley Addington, a Kingsport native and rising country music star, and Chuck Wicks, who topped the charts in 2008 with the hit song, "Stealing Cinderella."

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IRS scammer makes bogus 911 report of Hawkins County gunmen

IRS scammer makes bogus 911 report of Hawkins County gunmen

May 21st, 2015 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The scammers not only called a Church Hill woman to threaten arrest for back taxes, but also made a report to Hawkins County Central Dispatch of a "home invasion" at the victims' residence by men armed with AK-47s.

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