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Update: Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

Update: Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

April 28th, 2014 8:27 am by ANDREW DeMILLO and CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press

The tornado was the largest of several produced by a powerful storm system that rumbled through the central and southern U.S.

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Tenn. lawyers providing more free services

Tenn. lawyers providing more free services

April 28th, 2014 8:17 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court's Access to Justice Commission says the number of hours Tennessee attorneys are devoting to free and reduced-rate legal services for the poor has increased dramatically.

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Southwest Virginia winding up busy spring fire season

Southwest Virginia winding up busy spring fire season

April 28th, 2014 12:02 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — With spring fire season drawing to a close, figures from Department of Forestry show that Southwest Virginia has had a rough 2014, with more acres burned at this point than any other area of the state.

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Nine injured as van overturns near Hiltons

Nine injured as van overturns near Hiltons

April 27th, 2014 10:15 pm by Wes Bunch

HILTONS — At least nine people received injuries Saturday night in Scott County when the van they were traveling in overturned on a stretch of highway near Hiltons.

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UPDATE: Tornadoes strike central, southern states; nine dead

UPDATE: Tornadoes strike central, southern states; nine dead

April 27th, 2014 10:10 pm by CHRISTINA HUYNH, Associated Press

A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning a massive tornado that killed at least eight people in central Arkansas and another that killed someone in Oklahoma.

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Sullivan sales tax revenues up slightly from same time last year

Sullivan sales tax revenues up slightly from same time last year

April 27th, 2014 9:50 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Sales tax revenue countywide is running less than one percent above where it was at this point last budget year.

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Greeneville resists closure of institution for disabled

Greeneville resists closure of institution for disabled

April 27th, 2014 5:46 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

In small-town Greeneville, a 52-year-old facility for people with limited mental functioning continues to operate despite a nationwide civil rights movement to end such segregated institutions for people with disabilities.

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Teen who stowed away aboard jetliner desperate to see mother

Teen who stowed away aboard jetliner desperate to see mother

April 27th, 2014 3:50 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA and OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press

The 15-year-old Somali boy had been arguing at home, and in the kind of impulsive move that teenagers make, he hopped a fence at San Jose International Airport last Sunday and clambered into a wheel well of a Hawaii-bound jetliner.

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Hawkins couple contacted by bogus DEA agent seeking money

Hawkins couple contacted by bogus DEA agent seeking money

April 27th, 2014 2:17 pm by Jeff Bobo

If someone claiming to be an agent from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) calls you at home and demands you send money or face arrest, that is a scam which authorities say is being perpetrated from Nigeria.

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Francis presides over historic day of four popes

Francis presides over historic day of four popes

April 27th, 2014 1:18 pm by DANIELA PETROFF and NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Two 20th century popes who changed the course of the Catholic Church became saints Sunday when Pope Francis — joined by his predecessor, Benedict XVI — honored John XXIII and John Paul II.

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