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Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

June 9th, 2014 9:46 am by Rain Smith

Crooks are constantly coming up with new ways to fleece the unsuspecting, elderly and naive — along with those simply enticed by extravagant false promises.

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Where have all the missing American workers gone?

Where have all the missing American workers gone?

June 9th, 2014 9:43 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

In May, the U.S. workforce-participation rate — the combination of those with jobs and unemployed workers actively seeking them — was just 62.8 percent, the same as the month before. Job markets have been essentially flat since October.

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Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

June 9th, 2014 9:42 am by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

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Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

Summer reading programs offer scientific fun for children and teens

June 9th, 2014 9:30 am by Amanda Marsh

The Kingsport Public Library and others across the Tri-Cities have designed summer programming with a science theme called 'Fizz, Boom, Read!' The Teen Summer Reading Program theme is 'Spark a Reaction!'

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Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez crowned as 63rd Miss USA

June 8th, 2014 11:42 pm by STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. — Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, was crowned Miss USA 2014 on Sunday night.

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Sports
James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

James carries Heat past Spurs to tie NBA Finals

June 8th, 2014 11:21 pm by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

SAN ANTONIO — No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat won Game 2, just as they always do when they drop an opener.

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Two officers, three others dead in Las Vegas shooting

Two officers, three others dead in Las Vegas shooting

June 8th, 2014 10:08 pm by MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

A man and a woman ambushed two police officers eating lunch at a Las Vegas restaurant, fatally shooting them at point-blank range before fleeing to a nearby Walmart where they killed a third person and then themselves.

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Kingsport City Schools featuring wide range of summer programs

Kingsport City Schools featuring wide range of summer programs

June 8th, 2014 9:26 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — It's almost summer of 2014, but summer programs in Kingsport City Schools are not your father's or mother's summer school.

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Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

June 8th, 2014 9:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

For the year ahead, Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson submitted budget requests, for all the public safety services under his authority, that list more than $7 million worth of new spending.

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Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

Kingsport City Schools' call for social media support on budget funding brings strong response

June 8th, 2014 9:17 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — Can Facebook likes, Tweets and emails influence increased local government funding levels for education?

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