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Immigration courts speed up children's cases

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

July 31st, 2014 3:07 pm by AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

mmigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be

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Man grabs cop's groin to fight trip 'back to jail'

Man grabs cop's groin to fight trip 'back to jail'

July 31st, 2014 2:32 pm by Rain Smith

While responding to a suspicious vehicle parked behind a Sullivan County home, police found a man wanted for failure to pay child support. When asked to step from the pickup, he took a swing at the deputy's face.

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KPD looking for two suspects in smart phone thefts

KPD looking for two suspects in smart phone thefts

July 31st, 2014 1:16 pm by Staff reports

Two Samsung Galaxy 5S smart phones were stolen and were valued at $650 each, which made the total value $1,300. The phones were secured by alarmed cables, but the woman was able to get around those security measures.

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RCS TCAP scores mostly improved, but not immune to statewide decline trend

RCS TCAP scores mostly improved, but not immune to statewide decline trend

July 31st, 2014 1:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Based on 2014 TCAP accountability data released Wednesday, Rogersville City School students continue to improve in most academic categories, although the K-8 school wasn't immune to some setbacks which were experienced statewide.

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Hawkins 'mirrored state' on TCAPs, with gains in math but drops in reading

Hawkins 'mirrored state' on TCAPs, with gains in math but drops in reading

July 31st, 2014 11:46 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Schools "mirrored the state" in the accountability data released by the state Wednesday for 2013-14 TCAP testing, which means math was up, but reading was down.

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KPD arrest couple after puppy found locked in hot car

KPD arrest couple after puppy found locked in hot car

July 31st, 2014 10:17 am by Rain Smith

Two people were arrested after a puppy was found dehydrated and unresponsive Wednesday at the Kingsport Town Center, locked without water inside a car while the couple shopped inside the mall.

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Erwin woman allegedly urinates on tombstone, assaults police

Erwin woman allegedly urinates on tombstone, assaults police

July 31st, 2014 8:01 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

ERWIN — An Erwin woman who was arrested earlier this week for alleged unruly conduct in a local cemetery, which includes the desecration of a tombstone, is set to appear in court today.

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Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

Wellmont list of potential partners down to three

July 30th, 2014 10:21 pm by Hank Hayes

The Wellmont Health System Board of Directors has narrowed the list of potential health system partners from six to three, including a regional system and two significant health systems beyond the region.

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

July 30th, 2014 10:00 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

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Sales tax holiday gets underway this weekend

Sales tax holiday gets underway this weekend

July 30th, 2014 9:00 pm by Hank Hayes

From Friday through Sunday, tax-free items will include clothing with a price of $100 or less per item, school and school art supplies with a price of $100 or less per item and computers with a price of $1,500 or less

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