Thursday, February 28, 2013

Switchblade Bill
The Senate Judiciary has voted to send a bill to lift Tennessee's ban on switchblades to a full floor vote. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville was advanced on a 7-1 vote on Tuesday. It would also end restrictions on carrying blades longer than 4 inches. Bell said his research shows that the ban on switchblades is not based on criminal activity with spring-loaded knives. The bill would set statewide rules for knives, meaning that local governments would no longer be able to set their own restrictions. The companion bill has yet to be scheduled for a House subcommittee vote.

Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Firefighters Among Those Arrested in $100,000 Hawkins County Barn Fires
  • Kingsport Police Honored for Crash Prevention and Traffic Safety
  • Kingsport Planning Organization Recommends Main Street Overhaul
  • Jackson Cancels Bristol, VA Appearance Due to Family Emergency
  • BVU Asks Tri-Cities Christian Schools Again to Return Donation
  • Murder Suspect Out of Florida Arrested in Wise County, VA
  • Judge Changes Bond Conditions for Kingsport Pastor Indicted for Theft, Money Laundering
  • Kingsport Paving Project to Begin This Weekend
  • Three Men Indicted, Bringing Total to Four in Arson Case in Hawkins County
  • Tennessee Prison System to Undergo Independent Review
  • Special Funding Used to Help Construct New Housing in Kingsport
  • Ruling Could Impact Bristol Cop Killer on Death Row
  • Roan Mountain Man Charged with Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault
  • Tri-Cities Airport Wins Award for Financial Reporting
  • Moment of Silence for Slain Journalists before Governor Opens Address on Virginia Economy



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