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KPD: Propane man ripped off clients

KPD: Propane man ripped off clients

July 24th, 2015 11:23 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport businessman was allegedly blowing smoke up his customers' chimneys when agreeing to install gas logs and fireplaces, as he's now jailed and accused of collecting more than $5,000 for work he never began.

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Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

July 24th, 2015 11:00 am by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

The reality behind the phrase is that while some cities actively thumb their noses at federal immigration policies, many refuse to enforce them not because of any moral obligation to immigrants; they fear lawsuits.

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Distant cousin: NASA's Kepler discovers planet similar to Earth

Distant cousin: NASA's Kepler discovers planet similar to Earth

July 24th, 2015 10:06 am by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT - Jason Dorfman, planetarium program administrator at Bays Mountain Park, said Kepler has the ability to find much smaller planets than previously discovered.

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Police: Theater gunman was 'drifter' who planned to escape

Police: Theater gunman was 'drifter' who planned to escape

July 24th, 2015 10:03 am by MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press; MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

Authorities did not release a motive. They said Houser had been in the Lafayette area since early July, staying at a motel where they found disguises, including glasses and wigs.

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Chattanooga mayor issues order to protect shooting sites

Chattanooga mayor issues order to protect shooting sites

July 24th, 2015 10:02 am by Associated Press

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has issued an order to keep protesters away from the sites of last week's shootings as well as funeral processions and funeral services.

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TDH warns about the risk of consuming raw milk

TDH warns about the risk of consuming raw milk

July 24th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

TDH has confirmed two cases of cryptosporidiosis in individuals in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Region. Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program.

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Logging in for the new school year

Logging in for the new school year

July 24th, 2015 8:21 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - Kingsport City Schools is starting the new school year with new websites, for the district as a whole as well as each school.

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Pentagon blames live anthrax shipments on sloppy work, poor procedures

Pentagon blames live anthrax shipments on sloppy work, poor procedures

July 24th, 2015 7:45 am by By James Rosen, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

Unusually harsh language was used to criticize the failure of the Defense Department to detect and control inadvertent shipments of live anthrax to at least 86 labs across the United States and in seven other countries over the course of a dozen years.

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The Latest: Motel room searched after movie theater shooting

The Latest: Motel room searched after movie theater shooting

July 23rd, 2015 10:47 pm by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

The latest on the fatal shootings at a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater, where a lone gunman stood up about 20 minutes into the showing of "Trainwreck" and began firing into the crowd.

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Tennessee among 7 states getting extended NCLB waiver

Tennessee among 7 states getting extended NCLB waiver

July 23rd, 2015 10:00 pm by Associated Press

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that Tennessee is getting an additional four years of flexibility and three years of flexibility for Alaska, Indiana, Maryland, New Jersey and Oregon.

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