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Hamblen County officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

Hamblen County officials don't know what's causing mysterious booms

January 10th, 2015 8:01 pm by Associated Press

MORRISTOWN — Hamblen County officials are trying to determine the source of several mysterious loud booms heard in and around Morristown over the past two years. The latest occurred Tuesday morning.

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SpaceX launches for NASA but no luck with rocket's landing

SpaceX launches for NASA but no luck with rocket's landing

January 10th, 2015 3:49 pm by MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer

SpaceX sent a supply ship soaring flawlessly toward the International Space Station on Saturday, but the booster rocket ended up in pieces in the Atlantic following a failed attempt to land on a barge.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

January 10th, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include a Sullivan County grand jury indicting 20, a hit and run suspect nabbed, a former prison guard sentenced for accepting bribes and a teen on a New Year's crime spree.

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UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal crash on Rock Springs Road

UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal crash on Rock Springs Road

January 10th, 2015 11:35 am by Nick Shepherd

The release stated that at this time it appeared the vehicle was traveling south along Rock Springs Road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control and ran off the left side of the road, where it struck a utility pole and overturned.

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Local officials seek gas tax hike

Local officials seek gas tax hike

January 10th, 2015 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee's 21.4-cent gas tax has not gone up in more than 20 years, and Tri-Cities local elected officials insisted per gallon tax revenue for maintenance and construction has declined as vehicles become more efficient.

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Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

Keystone XL pipeline decision back in Obama's lap

January 10th, 2015 10:03 am by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Republicans in Congress and a state supreme court have thrown the political hot potato known as Keystone XL straight back onto President Barack Obama's lap.

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Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

Missouri leaders pressured Ferguson for chief's resignation

January 10th, 2015 10:01 am by JIM SALTER, Associated Press; DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Some of Missouri's top leaders tried unsuccessfully to pressure Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, interviews with several elected officials and newly released records show.

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Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

Drone revolution draws near, but big obstacles remain

January 10th, 2015 10:00 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

The drones are coming. Not as flying deliverymen that bring diapers, books or soup cans to your home, a vision put forth by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to much fanfare a little more than a year ago.

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Church Hill man wanted in connection with Kingsport shooting commits suicide

Church Hill man wanted in connection with Kingsport shooting commits suicide

January 10th, 2015 9:43 am by Nick Shepherd

A Church Hill man who killed one person at a Kingsport apartment complex and left another with life threatening injuries committed suicide as police closed in to take him into custody.

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KPD boosts seat belt enforcement

KPD boosts seat belt enforcement

January 9th, 2015 10:30 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say they are stepping up seat belt enforcement to increase the city's current usage rate of 80 percent. Since 2012, at least a third of the people killed in Model City crashes were not wearing their seat belts.

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