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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

May 28th, 2015 7:13 am by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change

Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change

May 28th, 2015 7:11 am by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Government weather forecasters on Wednesday predicted six to 11 storms this season, with three to six of them developing into hurricanes. The season starts next week.

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Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls

May 28th, 2015 7:09 am by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Experts say flood control has been offset by the population boom around Houston, one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, and a Texas tradition of strong personal property and land use rights that mean fewer regulations.

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Sullivan health department launches anti-smoking campaign

Sullivan health department launches anti-smoking campaign

May 27th, 2015 10:35 pm by Rick Wagner

The #UNSMOKEABLE campaign kicked off May 15 with the distribution of about 4,600 backpacks with information and incentives to all city and county middle school students across the county, as well as contests.

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Heritage Glass suspends operations

Heritage Glass suspends operations

May 27th, 2015 3:21 pm by Hank Hayes

The move at the Kingsport facility occurred at the end of business on Wednesday pending a "potential reinvestment and reorganization situation."

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Bluff City bridge should be finished by fall races at BMS

Bluff City bridge should be finished by fall races at BMS

May 27th, 2015 1:11 pm by David Floyd, NET News Service

A bridge at the interchange between U.S. Highways 11E and 19E in Bluff City should be completed for the fall races at Bristol Motor Speedway, a Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman said Tuesday.

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Alleged thief arrested after hassling dispatch

Alleged thief arrested after hassling dispatch

May 27th, 2015 11:26 am by Rain Smith

In the period of three hours, a man placed five separate calls to 911. Each time he was advised that his issue - an individual who threatened to "whip" him over $10 - was not an emergency.

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VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

VW study: Tennessee plant expansion could create 10,000 jobs

May 27th, 2015 10:23 am by Associated Press

The report conducted by the University of Tennessee's Center for Business and Economic Research was released Wednesday and estimates the factory could add $370 million in new annual income once the expanded production is underway.

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Hawkins election administrator begins 2016 preparations

Hawkins election administrator begins 2016 preparations

May 27th, 2015 6:50 am by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Election Commission has begun preparations for the primary elections of 2016, and possibly one county primary, and one four-county circuit judge primary.

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Police search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting

Police search for motive in deadly Wal-Mart shooting

May 27th, 2015 6:28 am by JAMES MacPHERSON and BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Police are trying to find out what prompted a U.S. airman from Tennessee to walk into a Wal-Mart Supercenter and kill one worker, injure another and then fatally shoot himself.

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