SCHOOL BUS DRIVER CITED AFTER WRECK

 

A KINGSPORT SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WAS CITED AFTER A CRASH ABOUT 3:00 WDNESDAY AFTERNOON. INVESTIGATORS SAY THE INCIDENT OCCURRED AT THE INTERSECTION OF CENTER AND LAMONT STREETS. TWELVE STUDENTS WERE ON BOARD, WHEN THE BUS DRIVER ALLEGEDLY TURNED TOO SHARPLY AND HIT AN SUV, THAT WAS LAWFULLY STOPPED IN A TURN LANE. THE DRIVER WAS CITED FOR FAILURE TO MAINTAIN PROPER CONTROL. NO ONE WAS INJURED.

 

 

MAN CHARGED AFTER ROAD RAGE INCIDENT

A JOHNSON CITY MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER POLICE RESPONDED TO A ROAD RAGE INCIDENT IN THE 200 BLOCK OF SOUTH AUSTIN SPRINGS ROAD. POLICE SAY 57 YEAR OLD HOWARD GLEN ROSSI JR THREATENED ANOTHER MOTERIST AND HIS JUVENILE PASSENGER WITH A HANDGUN, AND IT WAS DETERMINED ROSSI WAS ALSO UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AT THE TIME. HE WAS CHARGED WITH TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, DUI, POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE, AND PROHIBITED WEAPONS/GOING ARMED. HE’S SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT THIS AFTERNOON.

 

 

INDENTITY THEFT/THEFT OF PROPERTY

 

A JOHNSON CITY WOMAN IS FACING CHARGES AFTER AN INVESTIGATION INTO CREDIT CARD FRAUD THAT OCCURRED BETWEEN AUGUST 11TH AND SEPTEMBER 12TH. DURING THE INVESTIGATION 23 YEAR OLD SAVANNAH SURBER WAS IDENTIFIED AS THE SUSPECT. SHE WAS CHARGED WITH IDENTITY THEFT AND THEFT OF PROPERTY OVER 500 DOLLARS. SHE’S SCHEDULED TO BE ARRIGNED THIS AFTERNOON.

 

 

 

KINGSPORT SCHOOLS RECEIVE HIGH RATING

 

ACCORDING TO DATA COMPLIED FROM THE RECENTLY RELEASED 2015-16 TENNESSEE REPORT CARD, KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS WERE THE SECOND HIGHEST PERFORMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS DISTRICT IN TENNESSEE IN HIGH SCHOOL MATH, AND IN THE TOP 10 FOR BOTH ENGLISH AND ACT TEST SCORES. IN ADDITION, TWO-THIRDS OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM’S TEACHERS WERE RANKED A 5, THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE SCORE FROM TEACHER EVALUATIONS. SUPERINTENDENT LYLE ALSHIE SAID MANY OF THE SCHOOLS SCORING HIGH ON THE REPORT CARD, HAVE LOWER PERCENTAGES OF ECONOMICALLY DOSADVANTAGED STUDENTS THAN KINGSPORT, AS MEASURED BY THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE OR REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS. THAT MAKES THE ACT PERFORMANCE ALL THAT MORE IMPRESSIVE.

 

 

 

 

GAS TAX HIKE

 TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM IS CALLING FOR A 7-CENT HIKE IN THE STATE’S GAS TAX, NEW FEES ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND RENTAL CARS—AND CUTS TO BUSINESS, GROCERY AND PERSONAL INVESTMENT TAXES.  IT’S PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADDRESS A $6-BILLION DOLLAR BACKLOG IN TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS.  HASLAM SAID IT’S FAIR TO ALL WHO DRIVE, "WHY WOULD WE WANT TENNESSEANS TO PAY ALL THE COST FOR ROADS THAT ARE USED BY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY?  THAT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR TO  ME."  THE PLAN ALSO CALLS FOR A 12-CENT HIKE IN THE DIESEL FUEL TAX.  HE SAYS THE IMPACT TO THE AVERAGE MOTORIST WILL BE ABOUT $4-DOLLARS A MONTH.


 

 MAN SETS CAR ON FIRE

 

A SULLIVAN COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL—AFTER SETTING HIS CAR ON FIRE.  THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS CALLED TO A HOME ON BIG SPRINGS ROAD IN BLUFF CITY..AND OFFICERS FOUND THE MAN HAD BARRICADED HIMSELF IN HIS HOUSE AND WOULDN’T COME OUT. TWO HOURS LATER, THE UNARMED MAN CAME OUT WITHOUT RESISTANCE.  THE MAN SAID HE SET FIRE TO THE CAR BECAUSE HE WAS “HAVING A BAD DAY.”  NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED.


 

 


 

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