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4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

July 10th, 2014 8:13 am by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

A father who authorities say fatally shot two adults and four of his children and critically wounded his 15-year-old daughter, sank to his knees in surrender after a three-hour standoff in suburban Houston, police said.

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Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

July 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think you'd be naive to think, as close as the (liquor) referendums were, that this wouldn't be close too." -- Food city president and CEO Steve Smith

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Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

July 10th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Since 2004 the Rogersville Housing Authority has been using federal grant funding to pay the Rogersville Police Department $20,000 extra per year to spend at least 25 hours per week at the "projects."

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New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

July 9th, 2014 11:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

As of July 1 of this year, people who spot a child left in a hot car are allowed to break the windows without fear of being held liable for damages.

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

July 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

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Phillips picks Andy Hall as Shupe's replacement on BMA

Phillips picks Andy Hall as Shupe's replacement on BMA

July 9th, 2014 9:45 pm by Matthew Lane

Mayor Dennis Phillips has tapped a longtime Kingsport resident and Wellmont Health Systems executive to fill the seat of Alderman Jantry Shupe, who resigned from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Monday after a DUI arrest last week.

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Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

Israel hits key Hamas targets in Gaza offensive

July 9th, 2014 9:30 pm by DANIEL ESTRIN, Associated Press

Israel stepped up its offensive on the Hamas-run Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing at least 22 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching.

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Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

Top Senate Dem blocking votes on gun proposals

July 9th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid blocked a parade of campaign-season votes on gun rights on Wednesday that could have been a political thorn for Democrats seeking to retain control of the chamber in this fall's elections.

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

New York police see risks with drones' popularity

July 9th, 2014 7:46 pm by Associated Press

Even though it's illegal to fly the devices just about anywhere in New York City without permission, the incidents and breathtaking videos of Manhattan's steel-and-glass canyons and sweeping skyline photos suggest that the rules are being widely flouted.

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Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

Tennessee accused of failing to follow health law

July 9th, 2014 7:00 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee health officials say they disagree with numerous aspects of a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide services for people as required by the federal health care law.

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