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AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

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AP sources: GOP seeks pledge to avert Trump third-party run

September 3rd, 2015 6:48 am by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press

While he is leading the packed Republican field in early polls, the billionaire businessman last month repeatedly threatened to launch a third-party bid should he fail to claim the Republican presidential nomination.

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Man harassing Arby's customers had 107 used syringes

Man harassing Arby's customers had 107 used syringes

September 3rd, 2015 8:11 am by Jeff Bobo

"He was trying to sell individual cigarettes to customers to get enough money to use a pay phone," said RPD Officer Travis Fields. "He wasn't very cooperative, and never did say how or why he came to Rogersville."

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Van Huss opposes proposed legislation banning guns at sports, music events

Van Huss opposes proposed legislation banning guns at sports, music events

September 3rd, 2015 6:42 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

Two Tennessee Democrats plan to introduce legislation that would ban all firearms at major sports and music venues. State Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, said Wednesday he absolutely would not support the legislation.

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Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion of them on Earth

Lots of trees to hug: Study counts 3 trillion of them on Earth

September 2nd, 2015 7:56 pm by Associated Press

Researchers estimated that before human civilization Earth had about 5.6 trillion trees. So the number of trees on Earth has been chopped nearly in half.

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Busy agenda for Wise School Board

Busy agenda for Wise School Board

September 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Wise County School Board will tackle a fairly busy agenda during Tuesday's regularly scheduled monthly session, including deliberations over the merits of a potential rental agreement to deal with an aging fleet of vehicles.

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Bank robber, planner plead to federal charges

Bank robber, planner plead to federal charges

September 2nd, 2015 5:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A local man who robbed banks in Kingsport and Johnson City, and the man who helped him plan the heists, have agreed to plead guilty to federal charges.

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Employee accused of swiping $9K from Kingsport ATM

Employee accused of swiping $9K from Kingsport ATM

September 2nd, 2015 2:33 pm by Rain Smith

A former assistant manager of a Kingsport gas station has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $9,000 from an ATM at the business.

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Ginseng season is underway, here's what you need to know

Ginseng season is underway, here's what you need to know

September 2nd, 2015 9:23 am by Nick Shepherd

Ginseng typically grows anywhere, although harvesters of the root will say otherwise, and can be found all throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Ginseng roots that can be legally harvested have to be at least five years old.

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Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

Biden to test political waters in Florida as he mulls 2016

September 2nd, 2015 9:14 am by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Vice President Joe Biden is headed to Florida, where he's sure to get a glimpse of his presidential prospects as he considers a late entry into the 2016 Democratic primaries.

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Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal

September 2nd, 2015 7:56 am by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.

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4 indicted in drive-by shooting of 7-year-old Memphis girl

4 indicted in drive-by shooting of 7-year-old Memphis girl

September 2nd, 2015 7:54 am by Associated Press

All four men are being held without bond. Online court records don't show if they have lawyers who could comment on their cases, which are being handled by prosecutors who deal with gang-related crimes.

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