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KPD responds to criticism about 'doing their job'

KPD responds to criticism about 'doing their job'

March 5th, 2015 2:08 pm by Rain Smith

The Kingsport Police Department has rebutted Times-News letters to the editor which asked "where are the police" on the "racetrack called Stone Drive" - providing 1,300 examples of traffic enforcement along the thoroughfare.

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Update: Winter adds to Wise County's misery

Update: Winter adds to Wise County's misery

March 5th, 2015 12:12 pm by Stephen Igo

Up to 4 inches of wet, heavy snow that fell in about three hours Thursday morning proved to be one more haymaker from a weather system that caused widespread flooding across the region, particularly Wise County, Wednesday into Thursday.

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Police continue year-long search for Kingsport man

Police continue year-long search for Kingsport man

March 5th, 2015 11:19 am by Staff Report

Police are still seeking information on a man who left his Kingsport home in March of last year, disappearing without telling his family where he was heading.

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TVA says downstream safety prompted Boone Lake draw down

TVA says downstream safety prompted Boone Lake draw down

March 5th, 2015 8:50 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Though a sustained drawdown of the Boone Reservoir means hardships for residents and businesses over the course of the next year, concerns about the pressure a full reservoir could put on a seeping foundation led to the extraordinary measure.

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Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

March 5th, 2015 8:01 am by Stephen Igo

Flooding is widespread across the region since Wednesday, with dozens of road closures due to high water conditions in Wise, Lee, Scott and Dickenson Counties. Residents were advised early Thursday to stay home and off the roads.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

March 5th, 2015 7:50 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The dispute focuses on four words in the massive health law, "established by the state," which the challengers say is clear evidence that Congress intended subsidies to go only to people in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.

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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

March 5th, 2015 7:28 am by Associated Press

Organizers say the main focus of Tennessee Conservatives Concerned will be to re-evaluate the current capital punishment system, which they say is marked by inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy.

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Storms piled up costs  -  as well as snow  - in Kingsport

Storms piled up costs - as well as snow - in Kingsport

March 5th, 2015 12:04 am by Matthew Lane

Three-thousand, six-hundred and seventy-eight. That's how many tons of salt Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department used during the February storms that dumped more than 17 inches of snow on the Model City.

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Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

March 4th, 2015 10:48 pm by Associated Press

Governors in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, and Congress hurried to finish business amid a snow emergency declaration in Washington.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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