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Bristol, Va., mayor: Blood on state's hands over city's financial troubles

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:25pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol Virginia’s mayor and a city councilman blasted state leaders, saying they’ve failed to listen and respond to city needs and the mayor blamed them for the city’s financial troubles resulting from The Falls development.
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Update: Missing Smyth County girl found in North Carolina

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 4:56pm
Update: Hannah Johnson's grandmother reports that the teenager has been located in North Carolina.
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Virginia State Police investigating deadly Washington County crash

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:55pm
BRISTOL, Va. -- One person is dead following a crash last week on Interstate 81 in Washington County, Virginia, according to Virginia State Police.
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McAlister's, Popeye's coming to Euclid Avenue Shopping Center

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 11:06am
BRISTOL, Va. -- Two national chain restaurants will soon call the Twin City home.
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$500,000 grant to support workforce development at Mountain Empire Community College

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:52am
LEBANON, Va. – A $500,000 grant to the Mountain Empire Community College Foundation will support workforce development and training at the two-year community college.
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Labs still lead but French bulldogs leap in popularity in US

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 9:23am
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans still love Labrador retrievers, but the nation's flirtation with French bulldogs has reached new heights.
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Tennessee man who got $1M for wrongful imprisonment speaks

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 7:11am
LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was exonerated after spending 31 years in prison has spoken publicly for the first time since the state announced his $1 million restitution for wrongful imprisonment.
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Over 70,000 sign petitions protesting pipelines in Virginia

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 6:43am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Environmentalists on Tuesday dropped on Gov. Ralph Northam's desk petitions signed by more than 70,000 people supporting stricter rules for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines that energy companies plan to build across Virginia.
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Emory & Henry College investigating threats

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 5:30am
EMORY, Va.—Emory & Henry College in Washington County is investigating after "isolated written threats" were recently discovered on campus.
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Washington County sergeant charged with domestic assault

TriCities.com - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:20am
ABINGDON, Va.—A Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office sergeant has been charged with domestic assault.
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Blountville man charged with car theft in Johnson City

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:46pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — A stolen vehicle investigation in Johnson City has resulted in a Blountville man’s arrest.
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Smyth County man charged with abduction of girlfriend, 4-year-old

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:40pm
SUGAR GROVE, Va. — A Sugar Grove man faces charges after police said he abducted his girlfriend and her 4-year-old daughter last Friday.
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Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives $50K grant

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:39pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Feeding America Southwest Virginia was recently awarded a $50,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities.
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Selected Independent Funeral Homes names first female president-elect

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:39pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Farris Funeral Service & Crematory President and Owner Kim Farris-Luke has been named president-elect of the board of directors of Selected Independent Funeral Homes.
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Northeast State earns prizes in SkillsUSA conference

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:39pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Northeast State Community College’s SkillsUSA chapter earned three gold medals, three silver and one bronze at this year’s Tennessee Leadership and Skills Conference.
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Man killed by Wise County police served more than eight years in prison

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:22pm
The man shot and killed by a Wise County Sheriff’s deputy Monday evening served more than eight years in prison for armed robbery and other crimes, court records show.
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Girls Inc. members pledge to Kick Butts

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:22pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Areonna Henry, 7, spread her arms and legs on the concrete sidewalk outside Girls Inc. in Bristol Tuesday as Aaliyah Miller, 6, outlined her friend’s body with chalk.
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Task force examining Bristol, Va.'s jail options

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 11:20pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Whatever option city leaders select for housing prisoners will be expensive, according to preliminary findings from a city task force.
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Virginia's education secretary visits local leaders to discuss learning programs

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:07pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni said during a visit to Southwest Virginia on Tuesday that his top priority is to focus on early childhood education.
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Bristol Virginia officers lawyer up for Taser case

TriCities.com - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 10:07pm
Jennifer Royer of the Royer Law Firm in Roanoke, Virginia, will represent two members of the Bristol Virginia Police Department facing a lawsuit over Taser use, according to court records filed Tuesday.
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