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Battles rage over genetically modified foods

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Battles rage over genetically modified foods

October 22nd, 2014 8:25 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Voters in two states will decide the fate of labeling laws, letting purchasers know whether they are buying products that contain materials that have been genetically engineered or modified.

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Checks stolen at Sullivan County church

Checks stolen at Sullivan County church

October 22nd, 2014 11:24 am by Staff Report

At least eight checks have been passed at local business, totaling fraudulent transactions in excess of $500.

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Hawkins sex offender spent the night with 16-year-old girlfriend

Hawkins sex offender spent the night with 16-year-old girlfriend

October 21st, 2014 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A 16-year-old girl told police that 20-year-old convicted sex offender Corey Cinnamon had been coming to her home "almost every day" and "stays overnight about half the time."

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Leaf gazing leaves motorist with serious injuries

Leaf gazing leaves motorist with serious injuries

October 21st, 2014 5:46 pm by Rain Smith

The colors of autumn could be a contributing, distracting factor in a Kingsport motorist rolling her SUV on a residential street, as she was allegedly admiring the leaves just prior to striking a tree and being partially ejected from her SUV.

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Tennessee child traps himself in arcade game

Tennessee child traps himself in arcade game

October 22nd, 2014 8:32 am by Associated Press

The boy's grandmother says she received a text message and looked away from the toddler for a moment, then heard a "bang" and saw the boy inside the claw crane.

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TDEC program might help cover the cost of Cherokee's new sewer plant

TDEC program might help cover the cost of Cherokee's new sewer plant

October 22nd, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

A Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation program offers a low interest loan, as well as the possibility of "loan forgiveness."

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Disk Drive: Hawkins committee approves fundraiser for disk golf at Laurel Run

Disk Drive: Hawkins committee approves fundraiser for disk golf at Laurel Run

October 22nd, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

A group of Tri-Cities disk golf enthusiasts didn't sink a hole-in-one during Thursday's Parks Committee meeting at Laurel Run Park, but they might salvage par if they raise $4,000 in sponsorship money.

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City schools prep for providing laptop to every student

City schools prep for providing laptop to every student

October 21st, 2014 11:00 pm by Rick Wagner

For 2014-15, the plan is to buy 630 computers for the sixth grade and 630 computers for the seventh grade at a cost of $381,667 per grade, or $763,334 total.

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Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

Murder suspect remains at large after mistaken release from jail

October 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by By Jessica Anderson and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun (MCT)

A murder suspect who was erroneously released from a Baltimore jail — which was not noticed for two days — remained at large Tuesday, and one lawmaker is calling for an independent investigation of the circumstances.

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Official says firearms confiscated at airports on the rise

Official says firearms confiscated at airports on the rise

October 21st, 2014 8:10 pm by Hank Hayes

The trend is being seen at Tri-Cities Regional Airport as one firearm was confiscated last year compared to four this year.

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Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

Alderman candidate faces trial on drug possession, DUI charges prior to election

October 21st, 2014 8:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County trial jury may be voting on Surgoinsville alderman candidate Jerry Edward "J.E." Stoker's guilt or innocence five days before the votes cast by local residents are tallied in the Nov. 4 election.

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