Tractor Trailer Overturns on Interstate 26

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - One west bound lane of Interstate 26 was closed for a majority of this morning after a tractor ...

Search For Man Who Used Counterfeit Money

SULLIVAN CO., Tenn. (WKPT) - Sullivan County Sheriff's Deputies need help identifying the man they say used counterfeit money to buy produce Monday ...

Man sentenced for shooting at New River Community College

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Christiansburg man will serve 38 years in prison for shooting and wounding two women at a community ...

Tractor Trailer Overturns on Interstate 26

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Search For Man Who Used Counterfeit Money

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Man sentenced for shooting at New River Community College

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Local News

  • Tractor Trailer Overturns on Interstate 26 July 24, 2014 IMG_6841KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) – One west bound lane of Interstate 26 was closed for a majority of this morning after a tractor trailer truck overturned. Kingsport Police report the truck overturned around 7:20 this morning near the Rock Springs road exit. They do believe speed was a factor and it caused the truck’s weight to shift while maneuvering through the curve near ... Read more
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Regional News

  • Newport Detectives Arrested for Money Laundering July 24, 2014 images (1)NEWPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) – The Greeneville Sun is reporting this morning that two Newport Police Department detective captains have been arrested. Allegedly detective James Finley Holt and Roger Shults, along with Newport city councilwoman Kathy Holt and her son, Kenny Myers were arrested yesterday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for alleged roles in a conspiracy to launder money. Information from: Greeneville ... Read more
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U.S. News

  • Apollo 11 Astronauts at the White House: Then and Now July 22, 2014 Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, seen in in a Mobile Quarantine Facility, are welcomed aboard the USS Hornet by President Richard Nixon.Legendary moonwalker Buzz Aldrin may have been “out of town” when the world celebrated Apollo 11′s lunar landing, but he marked the anniversary today with a presidential handshake and a meeting in the Oval Office — the same spot from whence President Nixon made that famous interplanetary telephone call to the moon 45 years ago. Nixon called the date July 20, ... Read more
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World News

  • Intelligence Officials Present Evidence for How Malaysian Plane Was Shot Down July 23, 2014 (U.S. intelligence community) Senior U.S. intelligence officials presented evidence today that they say makes a “solid case” as to why the U.S. believes a Russian made SA-11 missile fired from separatist-held eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week. While the leading theory is that Russian separatists brought down the plane, the U.S. intelligence community still cannot determine who pulled the trigger ... Read more
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Sports

  • Jarnigan selected as Neyland Stadium PA announcer July 17, 2014 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium’s public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years. In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it “an honor beyond my wildest dreams” and said “it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the ‘T’ and ‘Rocky Top.’” Denton, who was 73, died on April 9. Jarnigan has been the Tennessee men’s basketball public address announcer for the last ... Read more
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Entertainment News

  • Peaches Geldof Died of Heroin Overdose, Coroner Rules July 23, 2014 Peaches Geldof A coroner has ruled that Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, according to the BBC, which attended the inquest in Britain today. The TV presenter and daughter of musician Bob Geldof had been a heroin addict and was taking the substitute drug methadone for two-and-a-half years before her death, but had apparently begun using heroin again. The 25-year-old was found by her husband, Tom Cohen, slumped in a spare room of the home they shared in Wrotham, Kent, on April 7. He had been away with the older of their two sons, Astala, leaving Geldof at home with their 11-month old ... Read more
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