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Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

October 15th, 2013 3:36 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press; MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.

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Vote on  GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

Vote on GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

October 15th, 2013 3:34 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican efforts to pass legislation averting a Treasury default and ending a partial government shutdown collapsed, and one of the country’s top ratings firms warned of a possible downgrade in the nation’s creditworthiness.

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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

October 15th, 2013 3:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — After a routine investigation, Willie Johnson was found to be in possession of a purple bag containing multiple small baggies of crack cocaine and marijuana which was packaged for resale, according to the police report.

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More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

October 15th, 2013 3:30 pm by By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

More than half of fast-food workers’ families receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast-food work

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Community Sunday Stories
Folks You Should Know:  Cobus Van Der Merwe shares recipe for a healthy life

Folks You Should Know: Cobus Van Der Merwe shares recipe for a healthy life

October 15th, 2013 2:55 pm by Amanda J. Vicars

Soon-to-be 86-year-old Cobus Van Der Merwe - known as “Oupa” to his seven grandchildren - modestly reflects on his life's crowning achievements with the knowing smile of a man who's truly lived.

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Crime Local News
Sheriff: Drugs, tobacco, chewing gum found in Washington County jail inmate's 'pelvic region'

Sheriff: Drugs, tobacco, chewing gum found in Washington County jail inmate's 'pelvic region'

October 15th, 2013 2:48 pm by NET News Service

X-rays revealed that a Washington County jail inmate had drugs, tobacco and chewing gum stuffed in her "pelvic region," resulting in new charges, Sheriff Ed Graybeal said today.

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Sports Local Entertainment NASCAR/Racing
BMS gets NASCAR dates for 2014

BMS gets NASCAR dates for 2014

October 15th, 2013 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Bristol Motor Speedway wants race fans to save the date. Two of them, actually. NASCAR will be paying its twice-yearly visits to BMS on March 14-16 and Aug. 20-23, officials said Tuesday.

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Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

October 15th, 2013 1:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he accused his wife of having an affair and said he had beat up her lover with a baseball bat, according to a police report.

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Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

October 15th, 2013 10:27 am by Stephen Igo

Firefighters snuffed a blaze involving a coal conveyor belt system in Wise County early Tuesday near Norton.

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Education
More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

More schools opening Advanced Placement courses to all students

October 15th, 2013 9:24 am by By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Long considered an elite track for the most talented and ambitious students, AP classes are now seen as beneficial for any students willing to push themselves — and schools are increasingly viewing access to them as a basic educational right.

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