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Disgruntled former reporter had no confrontations since firing

The disgruntled former reporter who killed a WDBJ-TV cameraman and another reporter had no confrontations with his ex-colleagues when he saw them around town in the 2 1/2 years after he was fired from the station.

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Independent audit to review staffing, violence at Tennessee prisons

Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield says he asked for an independent audit of Tennessee's prisons after complaints from current and former employees that violence is on the rise.

'Spear phishing' scam tried to steal $47,000 from Virginia business

There's a new warning from the Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia about a sophisticated phishing scam. The crooks targeted a Roanoke-area business and tried to take it for $47,000.

2 barns on fire in February, 2 firefighters arrested now

Three men are charged with arson and vandalism after two barns went up in flames, and two of the men turned out to be local firefighters.

Bristol man arrested for 1978 Arizona murder

A murder that happened 37 years ago in Arizona is finally solved, according to police, and the arrest happened last week in Bristol. In fact, the suspect lived in the Tri-Cities for about 20 years and worked for Royal Mouldings.

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Time to apply for Kingsport's Citizens Police Academy

Are you considering becoming a police officer, or just curious about what officers do? The Kingsport Police Department is taking applications for its Citizens Police Academy.

July mine impact inspections result in 225 citations

Federal inspectors issued 225 citations and six orders at U.S. mine operations in July. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says it conducted the inspections at 15 coal mines and six other mines.

Wise Co. man says rock slide almost hit him

A rock slide closed a main street in Wise County Wednesday afternoon. It took three hours for V-DOT crews to clear up the mess.

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TV shooter called himself `human powder keg,' police search his home

After he shot two journalists on live TV and before he shot himself, Bryce Williams sent a message: "I've been a human powder keg for a while....just waiting to go BOOM." Police are removing items his home. After TV, he worked at UnitedHealthcare call center.

Smyth County intersection closed Wednesday night

The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office reports the intersection of Lee Highway and Railroad Drive at Copenhaver's Crossing is shut down, and it’s expected to stay closed for several hours.


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