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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Newport residents survive heroin overdose
Two Newport residents who overdosed on heroin Friday morning survived. Newport Patrol Officer Brandon Cassidy said he responded to a call to a residence on Old Cave Church Road where he found two subjects, Destyni Boykin, 26, and John Barrett, 34, unconscious in the living room. Boykin of Tranquility Way, Newport, remained unconscious and her entire body had turned blue, according to Officer Cassidy. CPR was begun but the woman stopped breathing. So officers administered Narcan in the nostril of Boykin, and over the next several minutes, the woman regained consciousness. She was able to walk from the home. Barrett remained unconscious but continued to breathe so First Call EMS transported him to the Newport Medical Center for treatment. A resident of the home told police that Boykin and Barrett had shot up heroin about 30 minutes before they lost consciousness.


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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

  • Jefferson County Circuit Court
  • President Trump to visit Johnson City
  • KCCB Recycles Day
  • Dandridge Scots-Irish Festival
  • Coal ash ruling
  • Walters State Safety program

    Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • Newport East Broadway Update
  • Cocke County Industrial Park
  • Medical issue may have led to Thursday crash

    Friday, September 21, 2018

  • Cocke County to be asked to fund grading for an industrial prospect
  • Justice receives 10 year prison term
  • Tennessee jobless rate remains low
  • Tennessee revenues are up

    Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Paulin home burglary
  • Four vehicle crash
  • Boyd may be UT president
  • More opioid crisis funding

    Wednesday, September 19, 2018

  • Daniel approved for ballot
  • Tennessee average income is rising
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  • Roe on Kavanaugh
  • Blake Shelton on Ole Red
  • Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP
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