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Outstanding warrant arrest leads to pot bust

Outstanding warrant arrest leads to pot bust

December 15th, 2014 11:39 am by Nick Shepherd

While there, patrol officers came across Alyssa Moore, 24, Beechnut City Road, Blountville, who was in the room with Darnell. When Moore walked by, SCSO officers noticed an odor of marijuana emitting from her.

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UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

December 15th, 2014 11:35 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after more than a year of discussions with federal officials.

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Success of band begins long before students get to D-B

Success of band begins long before students get to D-B

December 15th, 2014 11:34 am by Rick Wagner

Students and staff cite elementary and middle school music programs, parental and community support and diversity among supporting infrastructure of the award-winning marching band program at Kingsport's Dobyns-Bennett High School.

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China Bridge: Kingsport educators tour Chinese schools

China Bridge: Kingsport educators tour Chinese schools

December 15th, 2014 11:24 am by Rick Wagner

Sevier Middle School Assistant Principal Jim Wernke and school board member Eric Hyche get first-hand look at schools in China.

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ETSU pathologist addresses concerns of Hawkins officials

ETSU pathologist addresses concerns of Hawkins officials

December 15th, 2014 10:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Among the concerns presented Thursday were the cost increase, past complaints about delays in bodies being returned for funerals, and past complaints about a previous forensic pathologist keeping body parts after autopsies for medical study.

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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 15th, 2014 9:22 am by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person's specific cancer.

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Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

December 15th, 2014 9:20 am by Associated Press

Police say that's when the teen pulled out a pistol and shot 42-year-old Officer John Downs in the leg. Four other officers then returned fire, killing the suspect, who police have identified as Xavier McDonald.

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Refi could save county $3.4 million

Refi could save county $3.4 million

December 15th, 2014 9:19 am by J. H. Osborne

The total amount of new bonds issued would be $43,275,000 — which would refinance all the county's current outstanding bond debt, and produce projected total net savings of $3,390,085.

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Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

December 15th, 2014 9:18 am by J. H. Osborne

The trees feature handcrafted ornaments, each of which includes the photograph, name and breed of a dog or cat currently available for adoption from the shelter.

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UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

December 15th, 2014 12:31 am by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.

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