Kingsport Times News Thursday, April 24, 2014
Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

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Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

April 23rd, 2014 6:30 pm by Associated Press

The Air Force wants to gradually retire the fleet of 32 "Dragon Lady" planes, which can soar to an altitude of 70,000 feet, collect intelligence on North Korea and Russia and rapidly send the data to U.S. commanders.

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Early voting to begin in Kingsport,  Bristol

Early voting to begin in Kingsport, Bristol

April 24th, 2014 12:05 am by J. H. Osborne

Early voting began at the Sulllivan County Election Office in Blountville on April 16, and as of close of business Wednesday had drawn a much higher turnout than during the same period four years ago.

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Kingsport  issues building permit for new Krispy Kreme

Kingsport issues building permit for new Krispy Kreme

April 23rd, 2014 3:55 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport has been without a Krispy Kreme for more than four years.

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Area law enforcement agencies participating in Drug Take-Back Day

Area law enforcement agencies participating in Drug Take-Back Day

April 23rd, 2014 11:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held around the nation twice a year to raise awareness of permanent prescription drug disposal boxes available to the public.

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Parents of Innovation Academy students launch petition to keep Bloomingdale site

Parents of Innovation Academy students launch petition to keep Bloomingdale site

April 23rd, 2014 10:51 pm by Rick Wagner

Sullivan County Director of Schools Jubal Yennie said the school board is keeping the STEM program alive and well by voting 5-0 with one absent and one abstaining for his recommendation to move it to a school within a school at Holston Middle.

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Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

Sherpas leave Everest in wake of deadly avalanche

April 23rd, 2014 7:05 pm by Associated Press

With the entire climbing season increasingly thrown into doubt, the government quickly announced that top tourism officials would fly to base camp Thursday to negotiate with the Sherpas and encourage them to return to work.

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Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

Global warming likely to make Everest even riskier

April 23rd, 2014 6:59 pm by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

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Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

April 23rd, 2014 3:34 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

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Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

April 23rd, 2014 3:33 pm by MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press

Thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation of a "bionic eye," he has regained enough of his eyesight to catch small glimpses of his wife, grandson and cat.

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High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

April 23rd, 2014 3:32 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment

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Photo Gallery: Gas Line Break on Greenway Street

April 23rd, 2014 2:41 pm by Ned Jilton

Workers installing a fence behind Hayworth Tire and Auto, 2101 W. Stone Drive, struck a gas line forcing closure of Greenway Street. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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