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Severe weather threat across the Mountain Empire tonight

TriCities.com - Wed, 04/05/2017 - 7:40am
BRISTOL, Va. -- A quiet start to the day across much of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.
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Council honors teen who saved toddler with Good Samaritan Award, key to city

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:35pm
Hometown hero Kaela Eads received two standing ovations Tuesday night when presented with Bristol’s Good Samaritan Award and a key to the city during the Bristol Tennessee City Council meeting.
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Turner concert proves successful for King

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:30pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University officials admit many in the Mountain Empire doubted their ability to put on a concert at Viking Hall and early estimates prove country star Josh Turner was a hit.
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Straight-line winds, hail possible Wednesday

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:29pm
A bout of severe weather that could include thunderstorms, high winds and hail is expected this afternoon and tonight in the Mountain Empire, according to National Weather Service meteorologists.
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Sullivan County Commission hears budget requests

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:28pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Three Sullivan County department heads are asking for a total of six additional employees at a cost of more than $165,000, plus the cost of benefits, for the 2017-18 fiscal year.
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Winners of YWCA Tribute to Women announced

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:28pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Nine women from across the Mountain Empire, including executives, a journalist, volunteers, advocates, educators and an economic developer, will be the recipients of the YWCA 2017 Tribute to Women awards program on April 27.
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One person dies when car crashes into house

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:22pm
PINEY FLATS, Tenn.—One person died Tuesday night when a car crashed into a home in Piney Flats.
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Coal counties support McAuliffe amendment to block economic development funding shift

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 10:48pm
Representatives from three counties in Virginia’s coalfields region are supporting Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s budget amendment blocking transfer of funds from a local economic development authority for creation of an international marketing initiative.
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Appalachian School of Law gets VCEDA funds

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 9:37pm
GRUNDY, Va. — The Appalachian School of Law received a $1 million loan Tuesday from the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority.
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TWRA: Bald eagle injured in geese attack

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 3:48pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn.—The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says a bald eagle along the South Fork of the Holston River was injured recently by a flock of geese.
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Grundy, Va. man charged in shooting of son

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:18pm
GRUNDY, Va.—A Grundy, Virginia, man has been charged in the shooting of his son.
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Blood Assurance to host Virginia Tech Memorial blood drive

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 2:16pm
ABINGDON, Va. -- Blood Assurance will host a blood drive on Friday, April 14 to honor the 32 Virginia Tech students and faculty killed 10 years ago on April 16, 2007.
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NCAA 'reluctantly' agrees to let North Carolina host events

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:46pm
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The NCAA has "reluctantly" agreed to consider North Carolina as a host for championship events again after the state rolled back a law that limited protections for LGBT people.
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Washington County school bus struck head-on Tuesday morning; no students injured

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 1:17pm
No students were injured Tuesday morning when a Washington County school bus with 16 students was struck head-on by a pickup truck on Rich Valley Road near Benhams Road in Washington County.
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Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:28pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A push to offer in-state college tuition rates to students whose parents brought them into the country illegally is picking up unlikely momentum from some Republicans in Tennessee, a deeply conservative state that voted overwhelmingly for…
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Officials: "Troubling" growth of teen e-cigarette usage

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:07am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The rising number of teenagers using e-cigarettes is worrying state health officials.
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Paraglider pilot killed in accident in east Tennessee

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 8:19am
FARRAGUT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in east Tennessee say the pilot of a paraglider has died and a passenger was injured in a weekend accident.
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Attorneys general from 8 states, DC to meet in Virginia

TriCities.com - Tue, 04/04/2017 - 7:36am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia planning to meet in Virginia to discuss technology and emerging threats.
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Weaver Elementary School will close at end of school year

TriCities.com - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:45pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Emotions were high Monday night when the Sullivan County Board of Education voted unanimously to close Weaver Elementary School at the end of the school year because of structural issues.
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Man killed in crash with tractor-trailer

TriCities.com - Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:41pm
GLADE SPRING, Va. — The man who died Sunday morning after the car he was driving failed to stop at a stop sign and struck the back of a tractor-trailer was identified Monday by police.
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