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Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons

February 27th, 2015 8:39 am by VADIM GHIRDA, Associated Press; PETER LEONARD, Associated Press

Ukrainian and Russian-backed separatist forces drew back some heavy weapons from the front line in the east Friday in compliance with a cease-fire deal, although officials in Kiev accused rebels of falling short of requirements.

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Flooding could become next big concern for SW Virginia

Flooding could become next big concern for SW Virginia

February 26th, 2015 11:39 pm by Stephen Igo

Winter weather damage over the past two weeks tops $8 million, Wise County officials reported on Thursday, and damage assessments are still underway.

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Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

Ramsey questions GM incentives amid VW union talks

February 26th, 2015 10:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says it may have been a "mistake" for Tennessee to subsidize the development of the General Motors plant outside Nashville that started its life as a Saturn factory.

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Sex offender who brought child to school sentenced to one year

Sex offender who brought child to school sentenced to one year

February 26th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2014 Hawkins County Sheriff's Office school resource officer (SRO) Michael Hensley observed a blue 2006 Ford F150 driven by Haycraft pull into the Surgoinsville Elementary School parking lot and drop off a child.

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'The hits just keep coming': Gate City town manager says the weather has wreaked havoc on services

'The hits just keep coming': Gate City town manager says the weather has wreaked havoc on services

February 26th, 2015 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

Jones said with snowfall after snowfall, the town's post-snow efforts have primarily focused on clearing the roads for residents, emergency responders and businesses.

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FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

FCC allows city-owned Internet providers to expand

February 26th, 2015 7:00 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO, AP Business Writer

The cities, including Chattanooga, built networks offering super-fast speeds at low cost when telecommunications companies decided not to expand fast service in their area.

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Tri-Cities crack kingpin sentenced

Tri-Cities crack kingpin sentenced

February 26th, 2015 6:00 pm by Matthew Lane

According to court records, Michelle Lane managed a large-scale crack cocaine conspiracy from January 2011 to August 2014. In so doing, prosecutors say Lane was responsible for distributing multi-kilogram quantities of crack cocaine in the Tri-Cities area

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Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

February 26th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus wants a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Sheila Butt, accused of a racist Facebook post stripped of her leadership position.

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Casualty of sneak snowball attack calls cops

Casualty of sneak snowball attack calls cops

February 26th, 2015 3:43 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after 11 p.m. a man called police to a road in Piney Flats. Upon arrival, the complainant relayed walking down the street when suddenly, "a snowball hit him in the head."

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Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

February 26th, 2015 2:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Hamblen County teen who allegedly struck two vehicles to escape a traffic stop and then led police on a 130 mph chase from Rogersville to Surgoinsville is facing a long list of charges.

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