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Water, fire pummel hard-hit Jersey shore towns

Water, fire pummel hard-hit Jersey shore towns

September 13th, 2013 12:44 pm by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

The blaze that erupted Thursday afternoon and was expected to smolder for days brought a painful sense of deja vu to the communities, which rely on the boardwalk and beach for their very economic survival.

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Tenn. education commissioner responds to petition

Tenn. education commissioner responds to petition

September 13th, 2013 12:36 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman didn't offer any apologies in his first comments about a petition signed by more than 60 school superintendents that is critical of his leadership at the department.

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Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

Kerry: Syria peace prospects ride on weapons talks

September 13th, 2013 12:36 pm by JOHN HEILPRIN, Associated Press; MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

Prospects for restarting peace talks in Syria's civil war depend on the outcome of negotiations for the Syrian government to give up its chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday

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Business & Technology
Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

Some employers see perks of hiring older workers

September 13th, 2013 12:21 pm by MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

Older people searching for jobs have long fought back stereotypes that they lack the speed, technology skills and dynamism of younger applicants.

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8-year-old steps out to help fight diabetes

8-year-old steps out to help fight diabetes

September 13th, 2013 11:03 am by Nick Shepherd

Diabetes has not stopped one eight-year-old from enjoying his life and it hasn’t stopped him from raising over $1,300 to help fight the disease in a walk being held in Kingsport on Saturday.

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KPD: Bath salts, pills, pot found in city home

KPD: Bath salts, pills, pot found in city home

September 13th, 2013 10:56 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested on four felony drug charges after a search of his residence on Thursday night.

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ETSU, Gray Fossil Site hosting  day of zombie events

ETSU, Gray Fossil Site hosting day of zombie events

September 13th, 2013 7:11 am by Matthew Lane

Everywhere you turn these days ... zombies. The undead have become a major cultural phenomenon in recent years. Now, the phenomenon has come to the campus of East Tennessee State University.

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MSHA: Long-term outlook uncertain

MSHA: Long-term outlook uncertain

September 13th, 2013 6:50 am by Nathan Barker, NET News Service

Mountain States Health Alliance CEO Dennis Vonderfecht said Thursday that there are no plans to close any of the system’s soon-to-be 14 hospitals in the immediate future.

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Nation's bloated nuclear spending comes under fire

Nation's bloated nuclear spending comes under fire

September 13th, 2013 6:47 am by JERI CLAUSING and MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

In Tennessee, the price tag for a new uranium processing facility has grown nearly sevenfold in eight years to upward of $6 billion because of problems that include a redesign to raise the roof.

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Sports
Patriots manage just 9 first downs, punt 11 times but still beat Jets

Patriots manage just 9 first downs, punt 11 times but still beat Jets

September 13th, 2013 1:50 am by HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots got by the New York Jets 13-10 on Thursday night in an ugly offensive game.

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