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Severe storm downs eight electric poles in Hawkins

Severe storm downs eight electric poles in Hawkins

July 17th, 2013 7:59 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Wednesday’s severe storm hit Hawkins County just as hard as the rest of the region, but the only serious damage was isolated to the southwestern section of Surgoinsville near the airport, where eight electric poles were downed.

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Updated: Readers share flood pictures - VIDEO

July 17th, 2013 6:43 pm by Staff Report

Times-News readers answered the call for photos of Wednesday's flooding.

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Update: Severe storm inundates Kingsport, sparks fires in Scott

Update: Severe storm inundates Kingsport, sparks fires in Scott

July 17th, 2013 5:58 pm by Wes Bunch and Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — An emergency shelter was opened after torrential rains flooded streets and homes, stranded motorists and triggered mudslides. In Scott County, officials dealt with flooding and a multiple structure fire sparked by a downed power line.

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UPDATE: New area flood warning issued for NE Tenn., SW Va.

UPDATE: New area flood warning issued for NE Tenn., SW Va.

July 17th, 2013 4:28 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT -- The threat of severe thunderstorms across the region Wednesday afternoon has caused the National Weather Service in Morristown to issue alerts for portions of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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Surgoinsville bridge to close Thursday morning

Surgoinsville bridge to close Thursday morning

July 17th, 2013 4:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

Motorists driving to work in the morning from the south side of the Holston River will be able to cross the bridge on their way to work Thursday morning, but will have to find another way back across the river in the evening.

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Teen charged in Carter County BB shooting death of 4-year-old

Teen charged in Carter County BB shooting death of 4-year-old

July 17th, 2013 9:48 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

The 13-year-old has been charged in the death of Coty Cox on July 2. Investigators said the boys, along with a 10-year-old brother, had been left alone at a mobile home at 340 Lovers Lane by Cox's mother.

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Woman charged with DUI in Kingsport crash

Woman charged with DUI in Kingsport crash

July 17th, 2013 9:38 am by Rain Smith

A motorist who struck a utility pole in Kingsport has been arrested by police, who say prescription drugs and drug paraphernalia were located in her totaled vehicle.

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Contractor alleged to have improperly released Tenn. meth sites from quarantine

Contractor alleged to have improperly released Tenn. meth sites from quarantine

July 17th, 2013 9:06 am by Associated Press

Under state law, all harmful meth residues must be removed from a house before people can live in it again.

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Three arrested after emaciated horses found in Jonesborough field

Three arrested after emaciated horses found in Jonesborough field

July 17th, 2013 8:12 am by Kayla Carter, NET News Service

One of the horses had to be euthanized before the move and three people were arrested on charges of cruelty Monday.

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Hawkins authorities seize drugs, guns, stolen property in raid on former Amen Chassis Works shop

Hawkins authorities seize drugs, guns, stolen property in raid on former Amen Chassis Works shop

July 16th, 2013 11:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County machine shop that has been a mecca for motorcycle-design enthusiasts for more than a decade was raided Monday. Deputies allegedly found 4.5 ounces of marijuana and an assortment of pills, guns and stolen items.

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