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$10K drug shipment intercepted in Sullivan County

$10K drug shipment intercepted in Sullivan County

March 19th, 2015 12:54 pm by Rain Smith

Approximately 100 grams of Alpha PVP - AKA, the street drug "gravel" - has been confiscated while en route to a Sullivan County drug dealer, according to police.

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Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government's greenhouse gases

March 19th, 2015 12:46 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The U.S. government is responsible for only a small portion of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but the Obama administration is hoping that taking aggressive steps at home will increase the political pressure on other countries to do the same.

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KPD seeks 'cruiser' stolen from cop's son

KPD seeks 'cruiser' stolen from cop's son

March 19th, 2015 11:32 am by Rain Smith

Stealing from a toddler could be ranked among the most cruel transgressions on childhood bliss. But when the victim is a police officer's son, and the loot is a replica of that father's cruiser, the crime may prove particularly unfortunate for the suspect

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Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency

Tennessee House speaker calls for 'pre-meeting' transparency

March 19th, 2015 8:04 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

House Speaker Beth Harwell on Wednesday called for transparency in legislative "pre-meetings," a day after reports about the growing trend of secret committee discussions about pending legislation.

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GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

GOP defense hawks, fiscal conservatives battle over budget

March 19th, 2015 7:37 am by DAVID ESPO and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Senate Republicans, already eying the 2016 elections, balked at a politically sensitive House plan to turn health care coverage for seniors into a voucher-like program for those who enroll beginning in 2024.

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EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

EPA official: No backing away from tightening regs on coal

March 18th, 2015 7:45 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - President Barack Obama's administration won't be backing away from tightening federal regulations negatively impacting the coal industry, an EPA Regional Administrator indicated on Wednesday.

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Police report 'highly potent' pot bust in Kingsport

Police report 'highly potent' pot bust in Kingsport

March 18th, 2015 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A search warrant has netted the arrest of two Kingsport men, one on felony charges, after police allegedly discovered more than four ounces of "medical grade" marijuana.

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Kingsport man cleared in cruelty case, reclaims dog

Kingsport man cleared in cruelty case, reclaims dog

March 18th, 2015 2:20 pm by Rain Smith

One day after her Kingsport owner was found not guilty of animal cruelty - and 10 months after a video posted to social media went viral, spurring his charge - Lucy has returned to her adopted home.

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Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

Johnson City woman sentenced for involvement in prostitution scheme

March 18th, 2015 1:35 pm by Matthew Lane

A 36-year-old Johnson City woman received a 27-month prison sentence on Tuesday for her involvement in a prostitution scheme, where underage girls were driven across state lines to have sex with construction workers.

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VDOT still battling slides on roadways

VDOT still battling slides on roadways

March 18th, 2015 12:17 pm by Stephen Igo

Personnel continue to clear slides off roadways in Wise and Dickenson Counties that occurred - and are still occurring in some places - as a result of the crippling weather over the last two weeks of February and first week of this month.

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