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Library of Congress names former Kingsport resident Charles Wright 20th US poet laureate

Library of Congress names former Kingsport resident Charles Wright 20th US poet laureate

June 12th, 2014 1:54 pm by Associated Press

Wright hails from Pickwick Dam, Tennessee. His family eventually settled in Kingsport where Wright says he "really grew up," according to the Tennessee Literary Project at MTSU.

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Man arrested in connection with November beating

Man arrested in connection with November beating

June 12th, 2014 1:24 pm by Nick Shepherd

The original incident occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 17. SCSO officers responded to an aggravated assault call and upon arriving at the residence, they noticed droplets of blood on the front porch and the front door standing open.

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Man sentenced to prison in connection with coal fraud scheme

Man sentenced to prison in connection with coal fraud scheme

June 12th, 2014 11:51 am by Matthew Lane

The owner of a Norton, Va., coal marketing company has been sentenced to one year in federal prison in connection to a scheme where he sold low quality coal to Eastman Chemical Company.

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Nearly 250 dogs removed from Tenn. home

Nearly 250 dogs removed from Tenn. home

June 12th, 2014 10:58 am by Associated Press

"(I saw) dog after dog, puppy after puppy in just horrible conditions," she told the Times Free Press. "I mean five or six dogs in one kennel, and there's no telling how long it's been (since) these dogs have been cleaned. It's horrible."

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90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

90-year-old ex-president to make parachute jump

June 12th, 2014 9:37 am by Associated Press

Former President George H.W. Bush can no longer use his legs, but he isn't letting that stop him from keeping a vow he made five years ago: to jump from an aircraft on his 90th birthday, which is Thursday.

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Tenn. player wins $259.8M Powerball jackpot

Tenn. player wins $259.8M Powerball jackpot

June 12th, 2014 9:17 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Lottery says a Powerball player who purchased a ticket in Knoxville has won the $259.8 million jackpot.

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Wellmont's options include aligning with another health care system

Wellmont's options include aligning with another health care system

June 11th, 2014 9:59 pm by Hank Hayes

In a prepared release, Wellmont said nine unidentified health systems submitted a proposal, but three of them are no longer being considered because they did not meet the guiding principles the board of directors established for the process.

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Mormon women's group founder faces excommunication

Mormon women's group founder faces excommunication

June 11th, 2014 9:51 pm by Associated Press

The leader of Ordain Women is accused of apostasy, defined as repeated and public advocacy of positions that oppose church teachings.

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What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

What should you do if confronted with a gunman?

June 11th, 2014 6:27 pm by SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

At a time when shootings seem to happen almost daily, The Associated Press asked experts: How should Americans react if someone opens fire at work, at school or at a theater or store?

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Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

Islamic militants push into Iraq's Sunni heartland

June 11th, 2014 6:00 pm by Associated Press

The advance into former insurgent strongholds that had largely been calm before the Americans withdrew less than three years ago is spreading fear that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will be unable to stop the militants as they press closer to Baghdad.

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