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Virginia to open first needle exchange

TriCities.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:51am
WISE COUNTY, Va. (AP) — Virginia is set to open its first needle exchange program later this year as it tries to combat the spread of infectious diseases due to increased opioid use.
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Romaine lettuce E. coli contamination claims more victims

TriCities.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:51am
The monthlong outbreak of a virulent E. coli strain tied to romaine lettuce has now sent 42 people to hospitals in 19 states, federal health officials said Wednesday.
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Tennessee lawmakers wrap election-year legislative session

TriCities.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:25am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers wrapped up an election-year legislative session late Wednesday, highlighting their last day by passing legislation that would require state and local law enforcement agencies to detain immigrants for deportation at the request of federal…
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Your Weather Report: Showers likely across Mountain Empire

TriCities.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:34am
BRISTOL, Va. -- Another day of showers across the Mountain Empire.
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Virginia law requiring jails to supply tampons, pads passes

TriCities.com - Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:18am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a bill requiring jails and prisons to supply feminine health products to inmates for free.
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Drop off unused prescription drugs on Saturday

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:24pm
Prescription Drug Take-Back events are being held Saturday in Bristol, Tennessee, and Washington County, Virginia.
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Bullet hits woman after gun fires in upstairs apartment

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:24pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — A Bristol woman is receiving medical treatment after being struck by a bullet that tore through an apartment house Wednesday morning, authorities said.
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Anderson seeks sixth term as Sullivan County sheriff

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:19pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Wayne Anderson wants a sixth term as Sullivan County’s sheriff so he can continue work on community programs and be at the forefront of solving the problem of overcrowding at the county jail.
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Morris running to be part of Abingdon’s ‘new direction’

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:18pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Kristina Morris is running for a seat on the Abingdon Town Council because she wants to be part of the town’s new direction.
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Seesaw weather patterns posing problems for region's farmers

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:17pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Planting season is proving to be problematic this spring for Michael Richard, owner of Glenmary Gardens in Bristol, Virginia.
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Pollard bidding to join Bristol City Council

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:17pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Candidate Michael Pollard has likely attended more Bristol Virginia City Council meetings than all this year’s other candidates combined — including the incumbents.
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Alleged shooting under investigation in Bristol, Tennessee

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:44am
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- An early morning shooting remains under investigation in Bristol, Tennessee, according to the Bristol Tennessee Police Department.
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Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked FBI to keep, help him

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:53am
SALIDA, Colorado (AP) — The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she had urged federal officials to keep him in custody after he was arrested…
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Tennessee lottery looking for dogs for game tickets

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:53am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee lottery has a new game coming soon and is looking for photos of dogs to put on the tickets.
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Your Weather Report: Showers continue across Mountain Empire

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 7:36am
BRISTOL, Va. -- The chance for rain showers continues across the Mountain Empire today, according to the National Weather Service.
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Governor announces new land conservation strategy

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:14am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state of Virginia is developing a new data-driven way to prioritize what parcels of land should be a top priority for conservation.
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Osborne makes initial bid for Bristol Virginia City Council

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:15pm
BRISTOL, Va. — Political newcomer Neal Osborne wants to bring a fresh perspective to the Bristol Virginia City Council.
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Half of Bristol, Tenn., liquor stores expected to open Sundays under new law

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:14pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Last Sunday — the first since Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill allowing the sale of liquor and wine in package stores on Sundays — three of four liquor stores in Bristol, Tennessee, remained closed.
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Former Abingdon mayor still hoping to serve town

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:14pm
ABINGDON, Va. — Former Abingdon Mayor Ed Morgan wants to serve the citizens again.
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Parents, others weigh in on proposed school budget cutback

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:13pm
BRISTOL, Va. — The City Council got an eyeful during their first look at the city’s draft 2018-19 operating budget — and an earful from parents, students and educators concerned about a proposed $300,000 cut to the school system.
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