Kingsport Times News Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

December 15th, 2014 9:20 am by Associated Press

Police say that's when the teen pulled out a pistol and shot 42-year-old Officer John Downs in the leg. Four other officers then returned fire, killing the suspect, who police have identified as Xavier McDonald.

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Refi could save county $3.4 million

Refi could save county $3.4 million

December 15th, 2014 9:19 am by J. H. Osborne

The total amount of new bonds issued would be $43,275,000 — which would refinance all the county's current outstanding bond debt, and produce projected total net savings of $3,390,085.

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Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

December 15th, 2014 9:18 am by J. H. Osborne

The trees feature handcrafted ornaments, each of which includes the photograph, name and breed of a dog or cat currently available for adoption from the shelter.

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UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

December 15th, 2014 12:31 am by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.

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State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

December 14th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, on behalf of the Virginia mine Safety Board, has recognized 34 Virginia mines that notched a combined total of over 2 million employee hours without a lost time accident in 2013.

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Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45

Harrison leads No. 11 Tennessee over Rutgers 55-45

December 14th, 2014 6:22 pm by DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Holly Warlick was taught at a young age by Pat Summitt that defense and rebounding would be what wins games.

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With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

December 14th, 2014 6:14 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of the New Pittsburgh Courier, above the same caption: Under Attack By Us!

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'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

December 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Marci Gore

Earlier this month, Rotarians delivered more than 400 pairs of shoes, which were purchased with donations to its Shoe Drive, to the 14 schools in Scott County — including the county's Head Start classrooms.

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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean.

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Police arrest suspect in shooting death of Auburn football player

Police arrest suspect in shooting death of Auburn football player

December 14th, 2014 5:36 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. — A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said.

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