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Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

Colorado lawmakers approve plan for pot banking

May 7th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

The plan seeks to move the marijuana industry away from its cash-only roots. Banks routinely reject pot businesses for even basic services because they fear running afoul of federal law, which considers marijuana and its proceeds illegal.

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Johnson City man gets 121 month sentence in sex case

Johnson City man gets 121 month sentence in sex case

May 7th, 2014 9:43 pm by BRAD HICKS, NET News Service

Rickie Lee Hoyle Jr. admitted to Judge J. Ronnie Greer that he did send inappropriate text messages to a boy last year, but said he never touched or attempted to touch the boy and did not offer him money to engage in illegal sexual activity.

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BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

BOE approves funds for secure entrance at South

May 7th, 2014 9:38 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan South High School will soon have a more secure permanent entrance similar to Sullivan County's other three high schools, albeit at more than double the original cost estimate.

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Local News Outdoors
Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs  below seasonal levels

Lack of rainfall leaves three TVA reservoirs below seasonal levels

May 7th, 2014 8:59 pm by Hank Hayes

As of March 15, Norris was at 50 percent of normal water runoff, Cherokee was at 49 percent and South Holston was at 57 percent. That means lower-than-normal water levels, exposed banks and shallow areas as the summer recreation season begins.

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Regional & National
Religion news in brief: Gay bishop divorces husband; Muslim wrestler can keep beard

Religion news in brief: Gay bishop divorces husband; Muslim wrestler can keep beard

May 7th, 2014 6:31 pm by Associated Press

Gene Robinson's election in 2003 as the first openly gay Anglican bishop created an international uproar and led conservative Episcopalians to break away from the main church in the United States.

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UPDATE: Treadway woman killed, two daughters critically injured in Hawkins crash

UPDATE: Treadway woman killed, two daughters critically injured in Hawkins crash

May 7th, 2014 4:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

According to THP Trooper David Good, a 2002 Pontiac driven by Michelle L. Hunt, 35, of Treadway, was traveling west on Clinch Valley Road around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday. Good said Hunt was attempting to negotiate a curve when the vehicle left the road.

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Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

Fear of economic blow as births drop around world

May 7th, 2014 3:31 pm by BERNARD CONDON, AP Business Writer

For those who fear an overcrowded planet, this is good news. For the economy, not so good.

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Sports Sports Live
Roger France resigns as girls basketball coach at Dobyns-Bennett

Roger France resigns as girls basketball coach at Dobyns-Bennett

May 7th, 2014 3:24 pm by Pat Kenney

France finished as the winningest girls basketball coach in Dobyns-Bennett history with a record of 287-236.

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Kingsport man gets 15 years in drug conspiracy

Kingsport man gets 15 years in drug conspiracy

May 7th, 2014 2:48 pm by Matthew Lane

Ricky Dwayne Harvey, 30, received the 180 month prison sentence for his part in a scheme to distribute 10,000 oxycodone pills throughout Northeast Tennessee.

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Woman charged after confronting child on Tenn. bus

Woman charged after confronting child on Tenn. bus

May 7th, 2014 2:37 pm by Associated Press

A Middle Tennessee woman is facing charges after a video shows her boarding a bus and confronting a second-grader that she thought hit her stepdaughter.

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