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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

December 16th, 2014 1:17 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Williams' suicide beat notable events such as the World Cup, the Ebola outbreak, the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet video craze to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

Defense, tourism among winners in spending bill

December 16th, 2014 1:07 pm by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The measure extends its reach into every corner of government, from $5.4 billion to battle Ebola and another $5 billion to fight Islamic State militants, to funding for medical research and funding for subsidies to airlines serving rural airports.

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Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

December 16th, 2014 12:29 pm by Nick Shepherd

The charges were the result of a nearly year-long investigation using informants, according to police, with most of the arrests resulting from direct hand-to-hand drug buys.

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Blountville man sentenced to life for 2011 murder

Blountville man sentenced to life for 2011 murder

December 16th, 2014 11:27 am by Jeff Bobo

Bryant Jackson Harris stood trial Oct. 27-28 accused of shooting his brother-in- law, Jeffery O. Smith, on July 21, 2011 at a residence in the Hawkins County section of Kingsport.

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Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike

Russian ruble sinks sharply despite bank rate hike

December 16th, 2014 10:38 am by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

"The situation is critical," Deputy Central Bank chairman Sergei Shvetsov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying. "We could not have imagined what is happening in our worst dreams."

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Donation to help with Greeneville training tower

Donation to help with Greeneville training tower

December 16th, 2014 8:49 am by Associated Press

The Knoxville News Sentinel says the drill tower will simulate fire and rescue emergencies faced by local and regional personnel. The structure will simulate rescue scenarios in multistory residential or commercial facilities.

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Gunman holds up Gate City ABC store

Gunman holds up Gate City ABC store

December 15th, 2014 10:23 pm by Staff report

The man is believed to be between 5'8" and 5'10" in height and weigh approximately 210 to 215 lbs. He was dressed in blue jeans and a sweatshirt with a Fox Racing logo on the back and lettering down the right sleeve.

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Former THP trooper's assault charge dismissed at wife's request

Former THP trooper's assault charge dismissed at wife's request

December 15th, 2014 6:27 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY — The domestic violence charge that cost a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper his job earlier this year was dismissed on Monday in Washington County General Sessions Court at the victim's request

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Two hostages, gunman dead as siege in Sydney ends in barrage of gunfire

Two hostages, gunman dead as siege in Sydney ends in barrage of gunfire

December 15th, 2014 6:15 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — The deadly siege began in the most incongruous of ways, on a sunny Monday morning inside a cheerful cafe in the heart of Australia's largest city.

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Team effort: New approach to health care melds all types of medical professionals

Team effort: New approach to health care melds all types of medical professionals

December 15th, 2014 5:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A team-based approach to health care is being advocated by doctors and physicians around the state. This new approach will add value and reduce the costs of health care for everybody.

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