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Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities  study

Parents urge Kingsport schools to join county in facilities study

February 23rd, 2014 9:05 pm by Rick Wagner

Based on parent comments at Friday's inaugural Lunch with Lyle event, the city school system would be well served doing a joint facilities study with Sullivan County.

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News Regional & National
Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

Bills seek to tackle backlog of untested rape kits

February 23rd, 2014 7:13 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.

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News
Taliban says it suspends talks on held U.S. soldier

Taliban says it suspends talks on held U.S. soldier

February 23rd, 2014 6:54 pm by KATHY GANNON, Associated Press

Afghanistan's Taliban said Sunday they had suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

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Crime Regional & National
According to indictment, former Virginia  first lady at heart of gift scandal

According to indictment, former Virginia first lady at heart of gift scandal

February 23rd, 2014 6:11 pm by ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press

Elaine Kubiak finds it impossible to reconcile the social-climbing, bullying and bizarre-acting former first lady of Virginia being portrayed in federal court papers and the media with the woman she's known for two decades.

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Sports Vols Sports
Lady Vols hit their free throws, edge Tigers

Lady Vols hit their free throws, edge Tigers

February 23rd, 2014 5:55 pm by JAKE KREINBERG, Associated Press

Meighan Simmons scored 20 points, her fourth 20-plus performance in the past five games, and Mercedes Russell tied a career high with 11 rebounds to lead No. 10 Tennessee over Missouri 56-50 on Sunday.

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Tennessee lawmakers aim to condemn organizers of 'atrocious' UT Sex Week

Tennessee lawmakers aim to condemn organizers of 'atrocious' UT Sex Week

February 23rd, 2014 5:38 pm by Evan Johnson, Gannett Tennessee

After hearing Sex Week will return for a second year, State Representative Richard Floyd (R - Chattanooga) is sponsoring House Joint Resolution 661, which condemns the organizers of the event.

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Church Hill man killed in trailer fire

Church Hill man killed in trailer fire

February 23rd, 2014 4:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHPD assistant chief Roddy Miller and Officer Ethan Mays pulled the victim out of the burning residence.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Update: Delays now common in Daytona 500

Update: Delays now common in Daytona 500

February 23rd, 2014 4:04 pm by DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

Daytona could use a dome. From rain, potholes, soap and fire, the Daytona 500 has had all sorts of delays the last five years.

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Regional & National Business & Technology
EPA's wood burning proposal prompts backlash

EPA's wood burning proposal prompts backlash

February 23rd, 2014 2:45 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

A federal proposal to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes.

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Two dead, one injured in I-81 collision

Two dead, one injured in I-81 collision

February 23rd, 2014 2:25 pm by Wes Bunch

Two people were killed and another injured Saturday night after a tractor-trailer collided with a sedan on Interstate 81 in Sullivan County.

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