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Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

Widespread, hard freeze expected to threaten spring growth

April 15th, 2014 12:44 pm by Staff Report

The National Weather Service expects temperatures between 22 and 28 degrees across the region tonight, meaning a widespread freeze will threaten blooming trees, spring crops and other plants.

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Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

Tenn. school voucher bill fails for session

April 15th, 2014 11:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a program that gives parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school has once again failed to pass.

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Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

Social Security halts effort to collect old debts

April 15th, 2014 8:24 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The Social Security Administration is suspending a program in which thousands of people were having their tax refunds seized to recoup overpayments that happened more than a decade ago.

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Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

Suspected serial murderers wore GPS devices

April 15th, 2014 8:11 am by GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock — yet for at least two months last fall, authorities claim, they were raping and killing at least four women.

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Sullivan County mayoral candidates discuss top priorities

Sullivan County mayoral candidates discuss top priorities

April 14th, 2014 10:52 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The Kingsport Times-News submitted five questions to Steve Godsey and Richard Venable, the two candidates for Sullivan County mayor.

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Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

April 14th, 2014 9:43 pm by BASHIR ADIGUN, Associated Press

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's capital.

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BMA lines up behind local candidate Jeff Fleming for city manager post

BMA lines up behind local candidate Jeff Fleming for city manager post

April 14th, 2014 9:15 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen plans to ask Kingsport native and longtime city employee Jeff Fleming to be the Model City's next city manager. Fleming said he would "absolutely" accept the job.

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Police: Utah mom admitted to killing six babies

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing six babies

April 14th, 2014 6:40 pm by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah — Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born.

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Van Huss says he would raise money for open carry

Van Huss says he would raise money for open carry

April 14th, 2014 6:04 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — The House sponsor of a bill seeking to do away with permit requirements to openly carry is offering to raise the estimated $100,000 cost from private sources.

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Cash allegedly stolen as woman plays possum with guest

Cash allegedly stolen as woman plays possum with guest

April 14th, 2014 4:33 pm by Rain Smith

A Surgoinsville woman told police she had invited a man to her home, but then, "decided she didn't want him there....pretended to fall asleep so he would leave."

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