Kingsport Times News Friday, October 24, 2014
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Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

October 21st, 2014 8:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County trial jury may be voting on Surgoinsville alderman candidate Jerry Edward "J.E." Stoker's guilt or innocence five days before the votes cast by local residents are tallied in the Nov. 4 election.

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Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

Advocates continue call for Medicaid expansion

October 21st, 2014 8:00 pm by Associated Press

Members of the state chapter of the NAACP and other health care advocates held a mock funeral across from the state Capitol in Nashville to characterize lives they say will be lost if Medicaid is not expanded in Tennessee.

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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

October 21st, 2014 7:47 pm by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms.

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Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

October 21st, 2014 6:00 pm by BENJAMIN SHINGLER and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

A young convert to Islam who killed a Canadian soldier in a hit-and-run had been on the radar of federal investigators. The suspect was shot dead by police after a chase in the Quebec city of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu.

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Leaf gazing leaves motorist with serious injuries

Leaf gazing leaves motorist with serious injuries

October 21st, 2014 5:46 pm by Rain Smith

The colors of autumn could be a contributing, distracting factor in a Kingsport motorist rolling her SUV on a residential street, as she was allegedly admiring the leaves just prior to striking a tree and being partially ejected from her SUV.

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Four pairs of pants and not a leg to stand on

Four pairs of pants and not a leg to stand on

October 21st, 2014 3:54 pm by Rain Smith

A woman placed razors, jewelry and personal hygiene products into her purse at Walmart, then attempted to walk out of the store while wearing "three pairs of pants over her own."

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Blountville shoppers brawl with EMS, neglect child

Blountville shoppers brawl with EMS, neglect child

October 21st, 2014 1:31 pm by Rain Smith

An intoxicated Mount Carmel couple face multiple charges after reportedly taking their young child to a Blountville store, where the father soon passed out with a bag of meth and his wife punched a responding paramedic.

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Police seek info on Sullivan County vandalism cases

Police seek info on Sullivan County vandalism cases

October 21st, 2014 12:55 pm by Staff Report

A rash of recent vandalism cases in Bluff City and Piney Flats appear to be connected, as glass bottles have been thrown through the windows of multiple homes and vehicles on Saturday nights and Sunday mornings.

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Update: Power restored following Hawkins County crash

Update: Power restored following Hawkins County crash

October 21st, 2014 11:25 am by Staff Report

Electricity was restored early Tuesday afternoon to about 1,300 of 6,500 Appalachian Power customers in Hawkins County who experienced a power outage, the company said.

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Gas prices expected to continue falling

Gas prices expected to continue falling

October 21st, 2014 9:17 am by Staff Report

Prices in Tennessee slid 11 cents compared to last week, going from an average of $3 a gallon to $2.89 on Sunday.

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