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Kingsport man sentenced for fraudulent insurance claim on cattle

Kingsport man sentenced for fraudulent insurance claim on cattle

September 17th, 2014 12:58 pm by Nick Shepherd

The charge stemmed from an incident that began in May of 2013, when Gabriel Lynn Parks told a veterinarian that 17 head of cattle had been struck by lightning in Gate City, Va.

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Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

September 17th, 2014 12:34 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says U.S. forces in Iraq "do not and will not" have a combat mission as part of the effort against Islamic State militants.

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Restored WWII-era bomber touches down at TCRA

Restored WWII-era bomber touches down at TCRA

September 17th, 2014 11:56 am by J. H. Osborne

Come on and take a "Sentimental Journey" this week at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, touring — or perhaps even taking flight aboard — a World War II-era B-17 aircraft by that name.

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SAR ceremony to honor Hawkins Revolutionary War veteran

SAR ceremony to honor Hawkins Revolutionary War veteran

September 17th, 2014 7:55 am by Jeff Bobo

Capt. William Armstrong III participated in four Revolutionary War battles and endured that famous winter at Valley Forge. But, since his death in 1835 there's been nothing at his Hawkins County grave to indicate his service to his country.

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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

September 17th, 2014 7:27 am by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

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Free health screenings offered in Sullivan County

Free health screenings offered in Sullivan County

September 17th, 2014 7:08 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department's 11th annual Free Health Check-up Days event continues today and tomorrow at the agency's Blountville offices at 154 Blountville Bypass. No appointments are required.

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Church Hill Community Chest asking younger generation to support the program

Church Hill Community Chest asking younger generation to support the program

September 16th, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

As the Church Hill Community Chest turns 20 this year its board members are trying to raise awareness about the program and inspire younger generations to support the organization.

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Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

September 16th, 2014 9:44 pm by Associated Press

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused?

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CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

September 16th, 2014 9:35 pm by Associated Press

The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

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Grieving Johnson City mother feels 'completely let down by people ... that are supposed to protect us'

Grieving Johnson City mother feels 'completely let down by people ... that are supposed to protect us'

September 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I remember he was really cold and he was completely clean," she said. "I wanted to hold him and I asked for a heated blanket. The staff wondered why I wanted a heated blanket but in my mind I just wanted my son to be warm."

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