Kingsport Times News Friday, July 31, 2015
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Rescuers tend to injured Appalachian Trail hikers

Rescuers tend to injured Appalachian Trail hikers

July 23rd, 2015 4:00 pm by Associated Press

Rescuers have come to the aid of several Appalachian Trail hikers in New Hampshire, who are coping with slippery trails due to thunderstorms and humidity.

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Unarmed troops scrambled to get away from Chattanooga gunman

Unarmed troops scrambled to get away from Chattanooga gunman

July 23rd, 2015 3:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press; TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Three to five minutes was all it took 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez to punch through a gate with his rented Ford Mustang and blast his way into a Navy-Marine reserve center, killing four Marines and mortally wounding a sailor.

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Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

Q&A: A look at the death of Sandra Bland in Texas jail

July 23rd, 2015 2:00 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

The recent release of dashboard camera video and booking records have answered some questions in the case of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail, but others remain.

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Roe, Griffith support measures allowing military members to carry firearms

Roe, Griffith support measures allowing military members to carry firearms

July 23rd, 2015 1:45 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe said Thursday he has signed on to legislation to allow military service members to carry firearms on military installations and at recruitment centers throughout the country.

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Yuma capitalizing on drivers diverted from I-10 collapse

Yuma capitalizing on drivers diverted from I-10 collapse

July 23rd, 2015 1:00 pm by ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press

Yuma is usually a sleepy town on the way to San Diego. But it has seen thousands more visitors as traffic between Phoenix and Los Angeles is rerouted, prompting a brief but welcome boom.

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Tennessee mayor offers to accept Forrest statue

Tennessee mayor offers to accept Forrest statue

July 23rd, 2015 12:25 pm by Associated Press

The mayor of a Tennessee town says he's willing to take a statue of Confederate Gen. and early Ku Klux Klan member Nathan Bedford Forrest if Memphis doesn't want it.

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FBI director says Islamic State poses greater threat to US than al-Qaida

FBI director says Islamic State poses greater threat to US than al-Qaida

July 23rd, 2015 12:00 pm by By Brian Bennett, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

Islamic State militants' attempts to inspire Americans to launch attacks at home pose a bigger threat to the U.S. than al-Qaida, the head of the FBI said Wednesday.

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Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted officers

Blackface performer plans fundraiser for 6 indicted officers

July 23rd, 2015 11:00 am by BRIAN WITTE, Associated Press

A former Baltimore police officer said Wednesday that he plans to perform an Al Jolson routine in blackface to raise money for the six Baltimore officers who have been indicted in the death of Freddie Gray.

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Police: 5 stabbed to death in Oklahoma; 2 teens in custody

Police: 5 stabbed to death in Oklahoma; 2 teens in custody

July 23rd, 2015 9:29 am by JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS, Associated Press

Police found five bodies inside the home, plus a young girl in critical condition and another child who did not appear to be wounded, Cooper said. The unharmed child was transferred to state custody.

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Barking lot: New downtown Kingsport dog park opens

Barking lot: New downtown Kingsport dog park opens

July 23rd, 2015 7:20 am by Matthew Lane

About a dozen dogs officially christened the Model City's newest dog park Wednesday afternoon - sniffing around the lone tree, running to each corner of the fenced-in lot and taking care of other business.

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