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Suspected downburst downs trees, damages homes in Hawkins community

Suspected downburst downs trees, damages homes in Hawkins community

May 22nd, 2013 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

KINGSPORT — A suspected downburst that hit Ross Campground Road in far eastern Hawkins County on Wednesday evening downed trees, pulled power lines out of residences and damaged at least three homes.

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Broke no laws, IRS official says — then takes 5th

Broke no laws, IRS official says — then takes 5th

May 22nd, 2013 7:51 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internal Revenue Service supervisor whose agents targeted conservative groups swore Wednesday she did nothing wrong, broke no laws and never lied to Congress. Then she refused to answer further questions.

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Discarded ammo leads to small explosion on Gate City trash truck

Discarded ammo leads to small explosion on Gate City trash truck

May 22nd, 2013 5:47 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — An employee with Gate City’s Public Works Department received an unwelcome surprise last week when live ammunition exploded in the back of a town waste disposal truck.

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Update: NWS extends flood advisory for Sullivan County, Kingsport

Update: NWS extends flood advisory for Sullivan County, Kingsport

May 22nd, 2013 3:01 pm by Staff Report

The NWS has issued a flood advisory for Sullivan County, effective through 8:15 p.m.

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Bargers' donation to fund roundhouse for Kingsport Carousel Project

Bargers' donation to fund roundhouse for Kingsport Carousel Project

May 22nd, 2013 1:09 pm by Staff Report

Pal and Sharon Barger announced Wednesday that they would provide funding for a roundhouse at Kingsport's Carousel Project.

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FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

FBI: Man fatally shot in Boston bombing probe

May 22nd, 2013 11:19 am by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press

A man being questioned in the Boston Marathon bombing case was shot to death at his home by an FBI agent Wednesday after turning violent, officials said.

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Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor

Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor

May 22nd, 2013 11:15 am by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.

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Arias speaks out about case in jailhouse interview

Arias speaks out about case in jailhouse interview

May 22nd, 2013 10:00 am by BRIAN SKOLOFF and JOSH HOFFNER, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — In a surprise jailhouse interview just hours after a jury began deliberating her fate, Jodi Arias spoke out Tuesday about her murder trial.

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Man charged in 2012 shooting withdraws motion for new judge

Man charged in 2012 shooting withdraws motion for new judge

May 22nd, 2013 7:50 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Johnson City man charged with shooting and beating up a woman and leaving her lying in a parking lot last year has a new attorney and agreed to withdraw a motion asking the judge to withdraw.

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Parents face tough choice when tornadoes bear down

Parents face tough choice when tornadoes bear down

May 22nd, 2013 7:48 am by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — With an ominous storm approaching, the Moore Public School District flashed a text alert to parents: "We are currently holding all students until the current storm danger is over. Students are being released to parents only at this tim

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