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Escalating Situation Between Two Truck Drivers On Interstate 81 In Kingsport Becomes Fatal

A commercial truck driver from Maryland is dead following a shooting incident involving two truckers on Interstate 81 at the Airport Parkway. Kingsport Police say 42 year old Alex Erik Miller, of Edgewood Maryland was found shot to death at exit 63 just before five Friday afternoon. Police say the truckers apparently pulled over after coming in contact with each other. At some point the situation escalated resulting in Miller being fatally shot. The identity of the other 34 year old individual is known, but is not being released at this time. Police say that individual is cooperating with the investigation which remains open and active.
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Truck driver shoots, kills another driver on highway, police say

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Gray News) - Police in Tennessee are investigating a deadly shooting that happened between two truck drivers on Friday. The Kingsport Police Department reports officers were called about a shooting on Interstate 81 between two motorists at about 4:45 p.m. Authorities said the incident started when two tractor-trailers...
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Kingsport city attorney retiring at the end of the month

The time to ride into the sunset is coming soon for Mike Billingsley. For Billingsley, the city attorney for the city of Kingsport, it will be quite literally riding into the sunset as he looks to travel out West and see some places he’s never been. “I’d like to...
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Wanted: Miss Kingsport, Miss Sullivan County candidates

KINGSPORT — Organizers of the Miss Kingsport and Miss Sullivan County Pageant are looking for contestants for this year’s competition, which again will be a part of Fun Fest. The event is an official preliminary for the Miss Tennessee and Miss America pageants, and it awards the most...
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Picking and grinning: Tyler Hughes plays at the Opry

BIG STONE GAP — Tyler Hughes keeps busy as a state park education specialist, Big Stone Gap Town Council member and musician. Oh, and as a Grand Old Opry performer. Hughes joined bluegrass duo Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent on stage Tuesday for his Opry debut — the latest step in a 17-year musical journey.
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Editorial: Let's honor our military every day of the year

Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Kingsport is calling attention to our military veterans this month, Military Appreciation Month, by asking employees to wear red every Friday in honor of Remember Everyone Deployed (RED). HAAP general manager and military veteran Jeff Russell said the initiative is a good way to show...
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MECC career event puts teeth in local dental school recruitment

APPALACHIA — Virginia has one dental school that accepts 60 in-state students annually, and Dr. Emily Bowen wants to see more Southwest Virginia students among that group. Bowen, head of Mountain Empire Community College’s dental assistant program, hosted 15 students from Wise, Lee and Scott counties and Norton area for Friday’s Dental Explorer Day at the college’s Center for Workforce Innovation in Appalachia.
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Kingsport PD: 1 dead in Interstate 81 shooting

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Kingsport police say one person is dead after a shooting involving two truck drivers on Interstate 81. It happened around 4:45 p.m. near Exit 63, the Airport Parkway exit. The Kingsport Police Department confirmed that Alex Erik Miller, 42 of Edgewood, Maryland, was fatally shot by another tractor-trailer driver, whose name […]
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Breaking: Trucker shot and killed after semis make contact on I-81

KINGSPORT — A Maryland truck driver was fatally shot by another trucker on the side of Interstate 81 on Friday afternoon, authorities said. Alex Erik Miller, 42, Edgewood, Maryland, was killed in the incident, which happened around 4:45 p.m., according to a release from the Kingsport Police Department. The...
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Truck driver shoots another truck driver to death in Kingsport, police say

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — Update: A truck driver shot and killed another truck driver after the tractor-trailers they were driving came in contact with one another in Kingsport Friday, according to the Kingsport Police Department. Authorities responded to Interstate 81 northbound at exit 63 (Airport Parkway) at around 4:45...
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Harlan City Police Dept. to conduct safety checks

The Harlan Police Department will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints within the Harlan City limits and surrounding areas to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence. This is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate...
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This week at Kingsport Public Library (May 23-29)

Here’s a look at what is happening this week at the Kingsport Public Library (400 Broad St). • Let’s Get Moving morning walking group will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 7:30 a.m. in the library parking lot for a walk downtown. Strollers, kids and friendly dogs are welcome. No registration required.
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Moment with a Manager: Desteny Clemmons

Education: AAS from Northeast State Community College. What do you do? Identify, promote, and align community assets, programs, activities, and organizations with Healthy Kingsport’s vision and mission. At Healthy Kingsport, we collaborate with other local organizations with the same goal of creating a healthier community. What do you think...
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