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Sources say NYPD officers' killer angry at chokehold death

December 20th, 2014 10:12 pm by COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death.

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New high schools discussion, ECU dividend,  Phillips won't run and more stories you may have missed

New high schools discussion, ECU dividend, Phillips won't run and more stories you may have missed

December 21st, 2014 11:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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TCRA: Cargo operation involving an Antonov "not a confirmed operation."

December 21st, 2014 9:09 am by Hank Hayes

TCRA also notes the plane's arrival, if it happens, would not be a public event.

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Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

December 20th, 2014 8:16 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

December 20th, 2014 8:11 pm by TAMI ABDOLLAH and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private executive emails.

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Scott County officials 'paws' to consider proposed site for new animal shelter

Scott County officials 'paws' to consider proposed site for new animal shelter

December 20th, 2014 4:30 pm by Marci Gore

Two weeks after a fire destroyed the county-run dog pound building, the Scott County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to consider the construction of a new animal shelter in the Daniel Boone community.

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Chalk it up: I want Kingsport....

Chalk it up: I want Kingsport....

December 20th, 2014 1:00 pm by Matthew Lane

What do you want Kingsport to be? Vibrant? Bicycle friendly? How about a fun place to work in? These are just some of the replies written on the "I want Kingsport" chalk board since its debut outside the historic State Theater.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

December 20th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff reports

This week's stories include a dentist facing TennCare fraud, a Kingsport man accused of shaking a baby resulting in severe brain damage, gunfire at a Kingsport shopping center, among others

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Up in smoke: Meth suspects elude cop with chemical cloud

Up in smoke: Meth suspects elude cop with chemical cloud

December 19th, 2014 3:34 pm by Nick Shepherd

A high-speed pursuit in Southwest Virginia resulted in a deputy crashing his cruiser after acid, which was allegedly tossed out of a window by meth suspects, created a cloud of gas on the highway.

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EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

December 19th, 2014 2:43 pm by BY DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide where coal ash waste had tainted waters.

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Thai seafood giant to buy San Diego-based Bumble Bee tuna

Thai seafood giant to buy San Diego-based Bumble Bee tuna

December 19th, 2014 2:03 pm by By Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Thai Union Frozen Products said it's buying the Southern California firm for $1.51 billion from private equity firm Lion Capital, which purchased Bumble Bee in 2010.

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