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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

May 22nd, 2014 10:12 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

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ETSU report: Falling unemployment rate sign of labor market weakness

ETSU report: Falling unemployment rate sign of labor market weakness

May 22nd, 2014 9:42 pm by Hank Hayes

Tri-Cities job levels went down by less than 1 percent during the first quarter, but employment has now declined for the past eight quarters, according to a report released Thursday by the ETSU Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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BOE president urges citizens to 'SPEAK UP' in support of revenue enhancements

BOE president urges citizens to 'SPEAK UP' in support of revenue enhancements

May 22nd, 2014 8:41 pm by Rick Wagner

On Thursday, Board of Education President Carrie Upshaw released an open letter to the community urging residents to let the Board of Mayor and Aldermen know that support for a property tax increase and other revenue enhancements exists.

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Tennessee brings back electric chair

Tennessee brings back electric chair

May 22nd, 2014 8:38 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

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Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

May 22nd, 2014 6:01 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was arrested Thursday and being held without bond after police said they received "hundreds" of reports on his inappropriate behavior over the past week. Claims of theft, burglary and rape are also under investigation.

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House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 4:01 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

May 22nd, 2014 3:58 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee's governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels.

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Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

Washer for soda pop swap quickly fizzles

May 22nd, 2014 3:19 pm by Rain Smith

A man called police after receiving threats, saying he had recently swapped his washing machine with the suspect for two 12-packs of soft drinks.

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Photos: Kingsport celebrates 'Public Works Day'

May 22nd, 2014 2:58 pm by David Grace

Hundreds of people got a little hands-on experience with the heavy equipment used every day by Kingsport's public works department on Thursday.

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HCSO: Robbery suspect claimed abduction by masked woman with gun, bomb

HCSO: Robbery suspect claimed abduction by masked woman with gun, bomb

May 22nd, 2014 2:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman who initially claimed a masked female holding a gun and an explosive forced her to be the driver during a Bulls Gap pharmacy robbery has allegedly admitted she willingly participated in the incident.

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