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Suspects in Volunteer H.S. burglary nabbed thanks to video

Suspects in Volunteer H.S. burglary nabbed thanks to video

June 1st, 2015 5:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

You can't drive into Volunteer High School's parking lot without being caught on surveillance video, much less walk through the hallways - something three former students accused of burgling the school last week should have known.

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Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

Bruce Jenner completes transition to Caitlyn in Vanity Fair

June 1st, 2015 5:15 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

"Call me Caitlyn," declares a headline on the July cover of Vanity Fair, with a photo of a long-haired Jenner in a strapless corset, legs crossed, sitting on a stool.

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Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

Kingsport man 'hated to shoot' home intruder

June 1st, 2015 3:16 pm by Rain Smith

A suspected burglar who was shot while climbing in the window of a Kingsport home remained hospitalized on Monday, while the resident who opened fire is recuperating from the shock of the incident.

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Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

Tennessee's biggest health insurer proposes higher raise in premiums

June 1st, 2015 2:30 pm by Associated Press

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has proposed raising premiums next year by an average of more than 36 percent after losing $141 million during its first year of offering individual health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act.

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'Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins County students a career boost

'Work Ethic Diploma' offers Hawkins County students a career boost

June 1st, 2015 1:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

Beginning in 2015-16, Hawkins County Schools will partner with area businesses and some neighboring school systems to offer high school seniors a leg up on a career if they meet certain criteria.

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KPD: Burglars sledgehammer their way into pharmacy

KPD: Burglars sledgehammer their way into pharmacy

June 1st, 2015 12:14 pm by Rain Smith

Three people have been arrested for separate incidents at a Kingsport pharmacy: a woman who allegedly claimed she had a gun to steal medication, and a couple believed to have sledgehammered through a concrete wall to swipe drugs.

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Old rape kits and 4 brave women bring rapist to justice

Old rape kits and 4 brave women bring rapist to justice

June 1st, 2015 10:15 am by SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer

"We're racing against the clock and we know it," County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty, who formed the task force, warned at one recent Tuesday meeting. "We're going to be taking some god-awful rapists off the street forever and then some."

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Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

Sun returns to Texas, revealing flood damage across state

June 1st, 2015 10:13 am by ALLEN REED, Associated Press; DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

Most of Texas was set to get its first period of extended sunshine in weeks, allowing surging rivers to recede as emergency-management officials turn their attention to cleanup efforts in such places as Houston, where damage estimates top $45 million.

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Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

Material being lifted by crane in NYC falls; 10 injured

June 1st, 2015 10:12 am by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue, injuring 10 people, officials said.

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GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

GOP attack on water rule part of wider bid to 'rein in' EPA

June 1st, 2015 10:10 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Not so, insist Republicans.

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