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Marion Police Department welcomes its first K9 officer

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:57pm
MARION, Va.—The Marion Police Department’s newest officer is three years old and comes in at 80 pounds, but he’s no lightweight. The yellow lab named Cooper recently graduated from the Virginia Department of Corrections' Canine Program as did his partner…
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Two hurt in Washington County, Va. crash

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:24pm
Two people were hurt Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash in Washington County, Virginia.
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Buchanan County crash kills 81-year-old woman

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 4:17pm
An 81-year-old woman is dead after the car she was a passenger in veered off the road, struck an embankment and overturned in Buchanan County Friday morning.
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Woman faces multiple charges after overnight pursuit in Glade Spring area

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 2:49pm
GLADE SPRING, Va.—A woman was arrested early Friday after a pursuit in the Glade Spring area of Washington County.
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Man thrown from vehicle in fatal Wythe County crash

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 11:01am
A man died in Wythe County Thursday evening after the truck he was driving ran off the road and struck several trees, according to Virginia State Police.
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Your Weather Report: Sunshine before rain showers move into the area

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 7:46am
BRISTOL, Va. -- Sunshine and warmer than average temperatures with highs expected to reach near 52°. Winds around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon.Overnight into Saturday, rain showers likely. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 40. South wind 5…
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Clock starts in Virginia review of proposed Wellmont/MSHA merger

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 1:05am
The clock started Thursday on Virginia’s review of the proposed merger of two area health systems.
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Program uses therapy dogs to help kids bone up on reading at Bristol school

TriCities.com - Fri, 12/23/2016 - 12:57am
Therapy dogs that are a part of the Tail Waggin’ Tutors program are helping kids struggling to read at a Bristol, Virginia, school.
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Record number of drivers take to the road this holiday season

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:34pm
BRISTOL, Va. — At the Virginia Welcome Center off Interstate 81 in Bristol, a paper visitors log helps the staff track who enters the state. On Thursday, about 220 people walked through the door of the welcome center. Many of…
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No 'White Christmas' in sight as temperatures rise

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 11:33pm
Put away your snow shoes and break out the rain boots: It’s going to be a warm and soggy holiday weekend. The forecast by the National Weather Service shows a 70 percent chance of rain tonight, which will increase to…
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Two in custody on multiple charges after Washington Co., Va. pursuit

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 7:37pm
ABINGDON, Va.—Multiple charges, including abduction, have been filed after a pursuit through Washington County and Bristol on Thursday evening.
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Admissions to Kingsport nursing home suspended

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:40pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner has suspended new admissions of residents to Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport effective Dec. 19 and imposed a one-time state civil monetary penalty of $5,001. A special monitor has been appointed to review…
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Food City presents check to support Gatlinburg fire victims

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:16pm
PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. -- A total of $750,000 will support Gatlinburg fire victims thanks to Food City and the community.
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Virginia clock starts on Wellmont-MSHA merger

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:12pm
The clock is now ticking on Virginia's review of the proposed merger of Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System.
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Your Weather Report: Sunshine and highs to reach near 50°

TriCities.com - Thu, 12/22/2016 - 7:19am
BRISTOL, Va. -- It won't feel like Christmas is coming across the Mountain Empire.
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Blountville quarry expansion approved

TriCities.com - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:09pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Site plans for the expansion of a quarry in Sullivan County were unanimously approved Wednesday by the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
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Rash of vehicle break-ins prompt police to warn residents

TriCities.com - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 9:44pm
As the Christmas shopping season wraps up this week, thieves are continuing to target residents and their vehicles in the Mountain Empire.
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Bristol developer Johnson donates $1M for United Way endowment fund

TriCities.com - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:03pm
Bristol developer Steve Johnson donated $1 million Wednesday to the United Way of Bristol’s newly created endowment fund.
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New health clinic for city employees will open in Bristol, Tennessee

TriCities.com - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:41pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Free access to a doctor, prescriptions, and lab work is exactly what the doctor ordered for Bristol Tennessee employees thanks to a new health clinic slated to open in January.
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Russell County church fire remains under investigation

TriCities.com - Wed, 12/21/2016 - 7:00pm
LEBANON, Va.—A fire that destroyed a church in Russell County, Virginia remains under investigation.
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