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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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Eastman considering recreation area for new office building

Eastman considering recreation area for new office building

June 1st, 2013 7:13 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — You simply can’t ignore prime real estate. That appears to be the feeling at Eastman Chemical Co., which is considering using its Wilcox Drive recreation area as the location for a new office building.

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Memorial Park throws end-of-school bash

Memorial Park throws end-of-school bash

June 1st, 2013 1:27 pm by Kayla Carter, NET News Service

Tonya Ward said it was her 8-year-old nephew Jackson Burkett‘s first swim of the season at the Memorial Park Community Center’s End of School Blowout on Friday.

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Steelers player stabbed in apparent robbery try

Steelers player stabbed in apparent robbery try

June 1st, 2013 1:20 pm by Associated Press

An offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been hospitalized after being stabbed in an apparent robbery attempt.

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Home of famous Va. hams ponders foreign buyout

Home of famous Va. hams ponders foreign buyout

June 1st, 2013 1:19 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM,AP Business Writer

A herd of life-size swine statues lines its downtown, an ornament of a piglet wearing a bandanna adorns a front lawn, hams hang in storefronts and a pickup truck flaunts the license plate "PIG TIME."

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New Mexico crews fight wildfires, smoke pours into capital

New Mexico crews fight wildfires, smoke pours into capital

June 1st, 2013 12:56 pm by Associated Press

Fire crews are battling a pair of wildfires in New Mexico that have scorched thousands of acres, spurred evacuation calls for dozens of homes and poured smoke into the touristy state capital.

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No mold, no wheels, no joke: Couple gets keys to new house after trailer damaged in Dry Creek flood

No mold, no wheels, no joke: Couple gets keys to new house after trailer damaged in Dry Creek flood

June 1st, 2013 12:47 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

When Tim and Katie Smith found out they were getting a new house free of charge to replace his mold-infested Dry Creek trailer, they thought it was a joke.

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