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Update: Man arrested in fatal stabbing at YMCA

March 31st, 2015 9:51 am by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT - One man is dead and another in custody following a Monday night stabbing outside of the Kingsport YMCA.

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Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

Reports: MSHA, Wellmont to announce merger on Thursday

March 30th, 2015 9:07 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Wellmont Health System is set to announce a merger with Mountain States Health Alliance on Thursday, according to broadcast reports citing no source within either system.

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Rivera takes over as K-Mets skipper

Rivera takes over as K-Mets skipper

March 31st, 2015 1:48 pm by Brian Paupeck, Community Contributor

The Kingsport Mets have announced their coaching staff for the 2015 Appalachian League season and it includes a couple of familiar faces.

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Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

March 31st, 2015 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

"Mr. Jimmy Lee Gilliam advised that he was upset with Walmart because they wouldn't take back a pair of pants he had purchased on another date so he took the three packs of curtains to get even with Walmart."

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AP Source: Vols agree to hire former Texas coach Rick Barnes

AP Source: Vols agree to hire former Texas coach Rick Barnes

March 31st, 2015 11:15 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Just two days after leaving Texas, Barnes and Tennessee have reached an agreement, a person familiar with the situation said.

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We can see the Forrest in Rep. Barbara Lee

We can see the Forrest in Rep. Barbara Lee

March 31st, 2015 11:12 am by Editorial Board

Forrest Gump said that "stupid is as stupid does." Witness Rep. Barbara Lee, Democrat of California. Rep. Lee says that global warming will force women into prostitution.

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Former Carter Co. church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds

Former Carter Co. church treasurer pleads guilty to stealing funds

March 31st, 2015 8:33 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

Silas Edward Sams, 67, pleaded guilty to one count of theft over $60,000, nine counts of forgery and one count of theft over $1,000.

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US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

US offer for climate treaty: Up to 28 percent emissions cut

March 31st, 2015 8:17 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

In a highly anticipated announcement, the United States will offer a roughly 28 percent emissions cut as its contribution to a major global climate treaty nearing the final stages of negotiation, according to people briefed on the White House's plans.

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Maryland knocks off Tennessee 58-48 in regional final

Maryland knocks off Tennessee 58-48 in regional final

March 30th, 2015 11:56 pm by TIM BOOTH, AP Sports Writer

SPOKANE, Wash. - Maryland is going back to consecutive Final Fours and for the second straight year the Terrapins pushed aside Tennessee to get there.

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Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10

March 30th, 2015 9:00 pm by KYLE HIGHTOWER, Associated Press; MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press

The congregants of a close-knit Haitian church gathered Monday around Nicolas Alexis, hoping to learn what happened to 18 friends and loved ones who had been expected to return that morning from a late Palm Sunday service.

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Tennessee House passes guns in parks bill

Tennessee House passes guns in parks bill

March 30th, 2015 8:05 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE - The House has passed a bill to strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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