Kingsport Times News Thursday, July 31, 2014
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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

July 30th, 2014 5:00 pm by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The economy sprang back to life after a dismal winter in which it shrank at a sharp 2.1 percent annual rate. The government upgraded that figure from a previous estimate of a 2.9 percent drop.

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Photos: Hunger First receives help from around the country, works on a back-to-school fundraiser

Photos: Hunger First receives help from around the country, works on a back-to-school fundraiser

July 30th, 2014 3:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Gillis said the organization would like to be able to give the kids a new pair of shoes or a new shirt, but monetary donations are so low he doubts they could afford something like that.

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D-B, ETSU alum Devine embarking on pro volleyball career in Sweden

D-B, ETSU alum Devine embarking on pro volleyball career in Sweden

July 30th, 2014 2:30 pm by Dave Ongie

There are few things in life that fit together as naturally as Megan Devine and volleyball. Her potential was apparent from the moment she stepped on the floor as a freshman at Dobyns-Bennett High School.

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Dryer sheets don't save motorist from pot bust

Dryer sheets don't save motorist from pot bust

July 30th, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect refused to lower his window more than two inches during a traffic stop, but the odor of marijuana still wafted from the car. A subsequent search located dryer sheets throughout the vehicle, along with a hidden compartment.

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Police: Kingsport resident thwarts ex-employee's burglary

Police: Kingsport resident thwarts ex-employee's burglary

July 30th, 2014 10:08 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was allegedly caught while burglarizing the home of his former boss on Tuesday, then waited for police to arrive and admitted to three prior thefts from the residence.

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Happy Snaps photo booth at the Back To School Expo at Kingsport Town Center

July 30th, 2014 8:05 am by Staff Report

See all the fun that was had at the Kingsport Times-News Happy Snaps photo booth at the Back To School Expo at Kingsport Town Center.

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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

July 30th, 2014 8:01 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

July 30th, 2014 7:59 am by Associated Press

A movie theater chain says it is reviewing complaints after a theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program for youngsters.

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SW Va. man sentenced in shooting death of former stepfather

SW Va. man sentenced in shooting death of former stepfather

July 30th, 2014 7:48 am by Wes Bunch

Richard Allen Brooks was ordered by 30th Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea to serve a total of 21 years and four months of a 40-year prison sentence.

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Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

Tenn. chief justice pleads his case to stay behind bench

July 29th, 2014 11:38 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

On another sweep through East Tennessee, Supreme Court Justice Gary Wade met with judges, attorneys and others on Tuesday to continue his efforts to combat an attack campaign to oust him from the bench.

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