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Ailshie: 'We have to move forward somehow' KCS moving to expand technology as standard fixture of K-12 education

Ailshie: 'We have to move forward somehow' KCS moving to expand technology as standard fixture of K-12 education

September 8th, 2014 1:59 pm by Rick Wagner

The system already has bought 1,184 laptops for students and 464 iPads for teachers in the past two years. The board had asked for $750,000 from the city for laptops but ended up with $300,000 for 2014-15.

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Loaded firearm found at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

Loaded firearm found at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

September 8th, 2014 10:42 am by Hank Hayes

This is the fourth firearm discovered at the security checkpoint by TSA officers at TCRA this year. Only one firearm was found at the checkpoint in 2013.

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Update: Fire at welcome center caused by welding

Update: Fire at welcome center caused by welding

September 8th, 2014 10:04 am by Matthew Lane

The fire did not break through the exterior part of the roof and Moore said he does not know how much of the roof would need to be replaced, maybe just two sides, but possibly the whole roof. The deadline to finish the welcome center project was Sept. 29.

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Scott County JAMS brings area students into world of region's traditional music

Scott County JAMS brings area students into world of region's traditional music

September 8th, 2014 9:39 am by Marci Gore

"Scott County JAMS gives kids an opportunity to do something that's community-oriented. It encourages them to do something that's very healthy and fun and is interactive with other kids."

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Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

Children's hospital-linked infections fall sharply

September 8th, 2014 9:34 am by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

The results from 174 U.S. hospitals in 39 states suggest increasing efforts to improve patient safety and reduce preventable health-care linked infections are working, the study authors said.

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Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

September 8th, 2014 9:33 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

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Dr. Joe Smiddy to retire to expand charity work

Dr. Joe Smiddy to retire to expand charity work

September 8th, 2014 9:31 am by Nick Shepherd

"I'm leaving Wellmont, I've worked here 41 years at Holston Valley," he said. "I'm transitioning into full-time local and foreign mission work, so I'm going to be working full-time, just not at Wellmont."

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Remains found in county where Tennessee student went missing

Remains found in county where Tennessee student went missing

September 7th, 2014 11:01 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Authorities are investigating possible human remains in the county where a Tennessee nursing student disappeared in 2011.

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Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

September 7th, 2014 8:51 pm by Associated Press

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande. Now the thick brush is teeming with hundreds of state troopers, National Guardsmen and civilian militia me

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U.S. doctor infected with Ebola improves but still 'very sick'

U.S. doctor infected with Ebola improves but still 'very sick'

September 7th, 2014 7:49 pm by Associated Press

An Ebola-infected American doctor receiving treatment in Nebraska has shown some improvement but is still "very sick," his wife said in a statement.

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