Helping Kids with Food Allergies on Halloween

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - "Peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame seeds." Alissa Covely's five-year-old son, Hudson, has life-threatening food allergies. "My older son accidentally smeared ...

Kingsport Police Make Crack Trafficking Arrest

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - The Kingsport Police Department’s Vice Unit, along with tactical support from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team, ...

Common Core Meeting Held in Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WKPT) - Patty Kinkead pulled her 9-year-old son, Elliot, out of public school 3 weeks ago. "Because Common Core's being used ...

Helping Kids with Food Allergies on Halloween

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Kingsport Police Make Crack Trafficking Arrest

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Common Core Meeting Held in Bristol

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Local News

  • Helping Kids with Food Allergies on Halloween October 24, 2014 teal-pumpkin-featured-image KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) – “Peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame seeds.” Alissa Covely’s five-year-old son, Hudson, has life-threatening food allergies. “My older son accidentally smeared some peanut butter on his face, and just became swollen and was having trouble breathing. He was diagnosed when he was two. And found out he was allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, and sesame seeds,” says Covely, Northeast ... Read more
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Regional News

  • Authorities: Remains belong to missing Va. student October 24, 2014 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Authorities say remains found Oct. 18 in a rural area are that of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Graham disappeared Sept. 13 after a night out with friends. The remains were found about 12 miles from campus. The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile ... Read more
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U.S. News

  • Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix sticky buckles October 24, 2014 DETROIT (AP) – Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. The recall affects Embrace 35/9999 models with an AmSafe QT1 buckle. Documents posted by U.S. safety regulators say that if the buckles don’t release easily, it may be difficult to get a child out of the seat in an emergency. The affected ... Read more
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World News

  • British Man Pleads Guilty After Faking 2 Year Coma to Avoid Court, Cops Say October 24, 2014 A British man pleaded guilty this week to stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges, authorities said. Alan Knight pleaded guilty after being charged with multiple counts of theft and making a false representation for gain, a Swansea Crown Court representative told ABC News. He is scheduled to ... Read more
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Investigative News

  • Expert: Autopsy Doesn’t Show If Brown Went for Gun October 23, 2014 ST. LOUIS (AP) – Michael Brown’s official autopsy indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant the unarmed 18-year-old was trying to grab the gun of the officer who killed him. The St. Louis County medical examiner’s ... Read more
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Politics News

  • Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job — Quietly October 23, 2014 President Obama and Ron Klain Newly-installed Ebola Czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time today with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office — and said not a word. In fact, the president didn’t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their hour-long meeting. Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening — for Americans ‘Ebola Czar’ an Expert on ... Read more
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