Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Dozen Reports of Stolen Electricity So Far This Year
Almost a dozen reports of stolen electricity have been investigated by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department so far this year. Public Information officer Leslie Earhart says that in most cases the owner or renter is to blame. Electrical workers sometimes find power on after being cut off over a month prior. To steal electricity someone would need to tamper with the meter box and this is both illegal and dangerous as an arc could cause an explosion. There are 240 volts in a meter box which is enough to electrocute someone. More people are killed by 120 volts than all the other voltages put together. Meter readers check places regularly if the power has been cut off to make sure it’s still off. Deputies do take a report and investigate these cases and many times suspects are more easily determined. (bg)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

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  • Police: Arsonists Torch Three Campers, Cabin in Hawkins County, Escape by Canoe
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  • Guns In Parks Bill in TN Amended to Allow Firearms at State Capital Grounds
  • Attorney General Announces $29 Million in Natural Gas Royalites to SW Virginia Landowners
  • Wellmont Health System Sets Announcement on "Future"
  • Arson Suspected in Wildfire in Unicoi County
  • Bristol, Virginia Jury Hearing Case of Random Shooting Spree
  • Kingsport Police Seize Almost $30K in Drugs, $60K in Cash, Arrest Three
  • Alpha Natural Resources Refinancing Debt
  • King University to Train Social Workers
  • Open Container Law Rejected Again in TN General Assembly
  • Audit: Prisoners, Dead Among Those Receiving Unemployment
  • Sponsor Withdraws Tennessee Abortion Ultrasound Bill
  • 'Insure Tennessee' Fails in Senate Subcommittee for Second Time
  • Season Ticket Holders Get First Dibs on "Battle at Bristol" Football Tickets
  • Former Kingsport Alderman's Hearing on Sex Charges Delayed
  • Kingsport Mayor "Absolutely In Favor" of Wellmont, Mountain States Merger
  • Elderly Man Missing in Washington Co. VA Found Safe
  • UPDATE: Kingsport Admits to Fatal Stabbing at YMCA, Charged with First-Degree Murder



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