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Kingsport man arrested after allegedly shaking baby, causing severe brain damage

Kingsport man arrested after allegedly shaking baby, causing severe brain damage

December 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Nick Shepherd

James Casteel was awakened by the child crying. He fed the six-month-old and changed its diaper, but the crying continued. So Casteel allegedly shook the child and threw him down on the bed in an attempt to stop the crying.

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Opinion
'Tis the season to think about Christmas tree safety

'Tis the season to think about Christmas tree safety

December 17th, 2014 3:34 pm by Editorial Board

And as you're getting into the Christmas spirit, probably the last thing on your mind is seeing your tree go up in flames. But according to the National Fire Protection Association, there is a greater risk of house fires during the winter holidays.

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Update: Toddler, infant found dead in Greeneville home

Update: Toddler, infant found dead in Greeneville home

December 17th, 2014 3:06 pm by Associated Press

Greeneville Police Det. Capt. Tim Davis said emergency dispatchers received a call at 7:48 a.m. Wednesday about a 13-month-old infant in distress. Officials also found a 2-month-old unresponsive at the home.

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Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

Haslam names Candice McQueen new ed commissioner

December 17th, 2014 3:05 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday that he's chosen Candice McQueen as the next Education Department Commissioner. She will replace Kevin Huffman, who announced last month that he's leaving for the private sector.

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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight

December 17th, 2014 2:07 pm by Matthew Lane

During the struggle, Cole reached behind him with a knife and sliced at his friend, cutting his lip, and then "came forward with the knife towards his mother" but she "caught his wrist" and avoided being cut.

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Sports Sports Live
As far as Union boys are concerned, the road out of Conference 40 runs through Gate City

As far as Union boys are concerned, the road out of Conference 40 runs through Gate City

December 17th, 2014 1:00 pm by George Thwaites

"I don't know how you don't put Gate City as a favorite," said Bears coach Zack Moore. "They seem to win it every year. We know we need to beat them to get out of our conference." Meanwhile, Eastside, J.I. Burton survey the Conference 48 landscape.

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About time: Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to punch the clock

About time: Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to punch the clock

December 17th, 2014 12:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mount Carmel employees may soon be required to keep track of their hours on a time clock, although the Board of Mayor and Aldermen agreed Tuesday to take an extra month to study the change.

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Community TriCityMom
Classic pairing of two childhood favorites takes top honors in Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest

Classic pairing of two childhood favorites takes top honors in Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest

December 17th, 2014 12:10 pm by Staff Report

A classic pairing of two childhood favorites — cookies and M&Ms — captured top honors in the inaugural Times-News Cookie Cutter Christmas Contest. Here's an online cookie cookbook (of sorts) featuring all of the recipes we received.

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Lady Warriors, Lady Blue Devils rivalry dominates the girls basketball discussion in Southwest Virginia

Lady Warriors, Lady Blue Devils rivalry dominates the girls basketball discussion in Southwest Virginia

December 17th, 2014 12:00 pm by Dave Ongie

Many of the names and faces have changed, especially in Gate City, but Central and the Lady Blue Devils both seem intent on taking their Moutain District rivalry all the way to the summit again this season.

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:41 am by JULIE PACE, Associated Press; MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement came amid a series of sudden confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American prisoner Alan Gross

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