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Storms crossing Midwest bring hail, tornadoes, flooding

Storms crossing Midwest bring hail, tornadoes, flooding

June 4th, 2014 1:14 am by Associated Press

Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.

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New Kingsport budget proposal includes 13-cent property tax hike

New Kingsport budget proposal includes 13-cent property tax hike

June 3rd, 2014 11:54 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The BMA took the first step in approving the 2015 budget Tuesday night, one that includes a 13-cent property tax hike, no garbage collection fee and slight increases in the water and sewer rates.

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Religious leaders organizing prayer rally near Thomas Walker High

Religious leaders organizing prayer rally near Thomas Walker High

June 3rd, 2014 10:38 pm by Wes Bunch

EWING — Religious leaders in western Lee County are organizing a prayer vigil in front of Thomas Walker High School Wednesday in response to a recent letter sent to school administrators by the ACLU.

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Pennington mayor not guilty of assault

Pennington mayor not guilty of assault

June 3rd, 2014 10:07 pm by Wes Bunch

JONESVILLE — Pennington Gap's outgoing mayor was found not guilty of assault charges Monday during an appearance in Lee County General District Court.

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Man 'acting strange' in Walgreens for two hours allegedly had meth in his sock

Man 'acting strange' in Walgreens for two hours allegedly had meth in his sock

June 3rd, 2014 9:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Grainger County man who reportedly spent two hours inside a Rogersville drugstore Sunday evening "acting in an odd manner" was allegedly found with a baggy of meth hidden in his sock.

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UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

UPDATE: Three killed in I-81 crash

June 3rd, 2014 8:36 pm by Wes Bunch

CHILHOWIE -- Three people are dead following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Washington County, Virginia State Police said Tuesday evening.

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Greeneville doctor pleads guilty to federal drug, health care fraud charges

Greeneville doctor pleads guilty to federal drug, health care fraud charges

June 3rd, 2014 7:57 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — A former Greeneville doctor who smoked and distributed crack cocaine at his substance abuse treatment facility pleaded guilty Monday to federal drug and health care fraud charges.

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Woman accused of forging mom's checks for $3,695 allegedly brought drugs to jail

Woman accused of forging mom's checks for $3,695 allegedly brought drugs to jail

June 3rd, 2014 7:53 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman accused of cashing 13 of her mother's checks totaling $3,695 was picked up on forgery and theft warrants Friday.

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Haslam prescription drug abuse plan focuses on treatment

Haslam prescription drug abuse plan focuses on treatment

June 3rd, 2014 7:22 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Douglas Varney on Tuesday unveiled a multiyear plan to fight prescription drug abuse in Tennessee.

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U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

U.S. auto sales hit 9-year high in May

June 3rd, 2014 7:00 pm by TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Auto Writers

Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May.

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