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TVA BOONE DAM COMPLETION

THE 7-YEAR REPAIR PROJECT AT BOONE DAM IS FINISHED AND TODAY, OFFICIALS WITH THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY WILL BE ON HAND TO CELEBRATE.u00a0 IN OCTOBER 2014, A SINKHOLE WAS FOUND AT THE BASE OF THE EMBANKMENT AT THE DAM.u00a0 THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE INVESTIGATION INTO THE SAFETY OF THE DAM AND EXTENSIVE SEEPAGE WAS FOUND NEAR THE EARTHEN PART AND THAT LED TO A $300-MILLION DOLLAR FIX.u00a0 TODAY, THE PUBLIC RECREATION AREA WILL OPEN AND THATu2019LL TAKE PLACE BEGINNING AT 3 P.M.

THREE KILLED IN I-81 CRASH

VIRGINIA STATE POLICE SAY THREE PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN A CRASH ON INTERSTATE 81 IN WASHINGTON COUNTY TUESDAY AFTERNOON. OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A TWO VEHICLE CRASH AROUND 4:35 PM, ON I-81 NORTH NEAR MILE MARKER 24. INVESTIGATORS SAY A SOUTHBOUND JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE WENT OFF THE SIDE OF THE INTERSTATE, CROSSED THE MEDIAN, AND STRUCK A GUARDRAIL BEFORE FLIPPING ONTO ITS SIDE IN THE NORTHBOUND LANES. A NORTHBOUND JEEP CHEROKEE THEN STRUCK THE OVERTURNED VEHICLE, CAUSING BOTH TO CATCH FIRE. THE MALE DRIVER AND FEMALE PASSENGER IN THE GRAND CHEROKEE BOTH DIED AT THE SCENE. THE MALE DRIVER OF THE CHEROKEE ALSO DIED AT THE SCENE. REMAINS OF ALL THREE HAVE BEEN SENT TO ROANOKE FOR IDENTIFICATION. THE CRASH REMAINS UNDER IDENTIFICATION.

MAN PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH RAPE SENTENCED

AN ELIZABETHTON MAN PREVIOUSLY CHARGED WITH RAPE, WAS SENTENCED TO NEARLY TWO YEARS OF PROBATION MONDAY FOLLOWING A JURY TRIAL. KENNETH PAYNE WAS SENTENCED TO TWO PERIODS OF 11 MONTHS AND 29 DAYS OF PROBATION. PAYNE ENTERED AN ALFORD PLEA TO AMENDED CHARGES OF ASSAULT, WHILE OTHERS WERE DISMISSED. PAYNE ALSO WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO JUDICIAL DIVERSION. PAYNE WAS ALSO ORDERED NOT TO HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM.

STABBING CASE SENT TO GRAND JURY

A BRISTOL WOMAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER AND AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING HAD HER CASE SEND TO A GRAND JURY AFTER A PRELIMINARY HEARING TUESDAY. LORRAINE HEARL IS ACCUSED OF STABBING DUSTIN HORTON DURING AN ARGUMENT, AND LOCKING HIM IN A STORAGE UNIT OFF MORELAND DRIVE IN KINGSPORT. HER BOND WAS LOWERED FROM 250,000 DOLLARS TO 200,000 DOLLARS, WITH THE PROVISION IF SHE MAKES BOND, SHE WOULD BE UNDER COURT ORDER NOT TO CONTACT HORTON UNTIL THE CASE IS RESOLVED. HEARLu2019S NEXT COURT DATE IS SET FOR JULY.

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KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS WILL PROVIDE MEALS FOR KIDS THIS SUMMER AT NO COST.u00a0 THE 2022 SEAMLESS SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM BEGINS MAY 31ST AND WILL RUN THROUGH JULY 14TH.u00a0 THERE ARE NO INCOME REQUIREMENTS AND CHILDREN 18 YEARS AND YOUNGER WILL BE SERVED.u00a0 MEALS INCLUDE BREAKFAST AND LUNCH AND BOTH WILL BE SERVED AT DOBYNS-BENNETT HIGH SCHOOL.u00a0 THOSE TAKING PART SHOULD GO TO THE BACK SIDE OF D-B.u00a0 SIGNS WILL BE POSTED.u00a0

POSSIBLE ABUSE UNDER INVESTIGATION

A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER IN THE KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM IS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR POSSIBLE CHILD ABUSE.u00a0 MICHELLE CARPENTER HAS BEEN A TEACHER IN THE SYSTEM FOR SEVERAL YEARS.u00a0 SHEu2019S BEING INVESTIGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDRENu2019S SERVICES AND KINGSPORT POLICE.

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