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Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

Morgan recovering after surgery following crash

June 9th, 2014 9:42 am by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

Tracy Morgan is recovering but is expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks after having surgery on a broken leg suffered in a chain-reaction crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that left two others critically injured and one dead.

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Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

June 9th, 2014 9:42 am by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

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Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

Sullivan's sheriff's budget requests unlikely to net more than $1 million in new funds

June 8th, 2014 9:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

For the year ahead, Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson submitted budget requests, for all the public safety services under his authority, that list more than $7 million worth of new spending.

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Kingsport considering specific policy for single families seeking annexation

Kingsport considering specific policy for single families seeking annexation

June 8th, 2014 9:07 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — In the past, when a single family requested annexation, Kingsport's policy was to bring them into the city limits, if the cost to provide services was reasonable.

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Scott County native graduates from Virginia State Police academy

Scott County native graduates from Virginia State Police academy

June 8th, 2014 8:21 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — A Scott County native was among the 44 new troopers who graduated Friday from the Virginia State Police academy's 121st basic training session.

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Gunmen storm airport in Pakistan, kill nine people

Gunmen storm airport in Pakistan, kill nine people

June 8th, 2014 6:59 pm by ADIL JAWAD, Associated Press

Gunmen disguised as police guards stormed an airport terminal used for VIPs and cargo in Pakistan's largest city Sunday night, killing at least nine people as explosions echoed into the night, officials said.

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Name of girl killed in Kingsport crash released

Name of girl killed in Kingsport crash released

June 8th, 2014 6:02 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Authorities have released the name of a 7-year-old girl killed in a single-vehicle accident that occurred Saturday afternoon in Kingsport.

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Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

Bergdahl says he was tortured by Taliban captors

June 8th, 2014 2:52 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has told people treating him at an American military medical facility in Germany that he was tortured, beaten and held in a cage by his Taliban captors in Afghanistan after he tried to escape, a senior U.S. official said Sunday.

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Feds probe trucking safety after Tracy Morgan crash

Feds probe trucking safety after Tracy Morgan crash

June 8th, 2014 2:30 pm by BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

Federal investigators on Sunday were looking into commercial trucking and other safety issues in the wake of a deadly crash that left actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and two others critically injured and another man dead.

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Pope wades into Mideast peace with prayer summit

Pope wades into Mideast peace with prayer summit

June 8th, 2014 1:57 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Pope Francis waded head-first into Mideast peace-making Sunday, welcoming the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to the Vatican for an evening of peace prayers just weeks after the last round of U.S.-sponsored negotiations collapsed.

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