Kingsport Times News Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Local departments warn of Green Dot scam

Local departments warn of Green Dot scam

January 20th, 2015 12:54 pm by Marci Gore

In Scott County, victims are told they have won a large sum of money and a new car, but must pay $1,000 for taxes and fees. Kingsport residents are being solicited by someone claiming to be "David Quillin," which is the name of city's police chief.

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KPD rescues neglected infant from drug suspects

KPD rescues neglected infant from drug suspects

January 20th, 2015 12:00 pm by Rain Smith

Two people have been arrested after they were found passed out in a vehicle at a Kingsport gas station, according to police, while the female suspect's three-week-old baby sat in the back seat covered in feces and urine.

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Bird-watchers can find helpful details on new website

Bird-watchers can find helpful details on new website

January 20th, 2015 8:34 am by Associated Press

Details on more than 130 of the best places to watch birds across Tennessee can now be found on a website being launched by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

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New privacy concerns over government's health care website

New privacy concerns over government's health care website

January 20th, 2015 8:01 am by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

When you apply for coverage on HealthCare.gov, dozens of data companies may be able to tell that you are on the site. Some can even glean details such as your age, income, ZIP code, whether you smoke or if you are pregnant.

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Born with a rare heart disorder, Church Hill infant receives  transplant

Born with a rare heart disorder, Church Hill infant receives transplant

January 19th, 2015 11:28 pm by Nick Shepherd

Addisson Lucille Leigh Staton, called Addy, was born on Dec. 18, weighing in at 6 pounds, 10 ounces. The pregnancy had gone normally and Addy's parents, April and Corey Staton, had no clue there was anything wrong.

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GPS leads searchers to lost dog, missing teen hunter

GPS leads searchers to lost dog, missing teen hunter

January 19th, 2015 10:40 pm by BRAD HICKS, NET News Service

In his spare time, Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley enjoys hunting, so he knows the importance of being able to track down a hunting dog in the event one becomes lost.

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Seeds of progress: Walker says 2014 economic development partnerships will bear fruit

Seeds of progress: Walker says 2014 economic development partnerships will bear fruit

January 19th, 2015 9:20 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Calendar year 2014 for Sullivan County economic development was marked by local cooperation and partnerships, according to the head of the county's joint economic development effort.

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Weather query leads to groin grab

Weather query leads to groin grab

January 19th, 2015 8:00 pm by Rain Smith

An employee of a Rogersville business told police that a woman entered to drink coffee, as she often does, and he asked her, "It's cold outside, isn't it?"

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From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

From car lots to city budgets, cheap oil means change

January 19th, 2015 6:39 pm by Associated Press

In ways large and small, plummeting oil prices are now reverberating through businesses, towns, schools and family budgets, causing confusion and changing plans.

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Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

Pope: Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits'

January 19th, 2015 6:06 pm by Associated Press

Francis said "responsible parenthood" requires that couples regulate the births of their children, as church teaching allows.

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