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Scott authorities making progress in 'Shamrock Shakedown' arrests

Scott authorities making progress in 'Shamrock Shakedown' arrests

March 18th, 2014 6:05 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Nearly two-thirds of the 59 suspects being sought in Scott County's "Shamrock Shakedown" drug roundup operation were in police custody as of Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

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LIFT, which includes Kingsport and Sullivan school leaders, urges moving forward with Common Core in Tennessee

March 18th, 2014 5:55 pm by Rick Wagner

Group of eight superintendents releases support statement in response to state House vote to delay Common Core standards and testing for two years.

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Jeb Bush in the White House? He's considering it

Jeb Bush in the White House? He's considering it

March 18th, 2014 2:48 pm by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press

His decision is one of the most significant unknowns looming over the 2016 Republican presidential contest. A White House bid by the scion of the Bush political dynasty would shake up a wide-open field and set up a showdown with the tea party movement.

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Alleged Kingsport shoplifter faces felony retaliation charge

Alleged Kingsport shoplifter faces felony retaliation charge

March 18th, 2014 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

A man facing misdemeanor shoplifting charges picked up a felony offense while being transported to the Kingsport city jail, as he allegedly made veiled threats to shoot the officer and challenged him to pull over so they could go "toe to toe."

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Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash

Two dead in Seattle news helicopter crash

March 18th, 2014 12:37 pm by MANUEL VALDES and PHUONG LE, Associated Press

The Seattle Fire Department says the two people killed when a KOMO-TV news helicopter crashed Tuesday morning outside its station near the Space Needle were inside the chopper.

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Fast-food protests to spotlight 'wage theft'

Fast-food protests to spotlight 'wage theft'

March 18th, 2014 7:54 am by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say illegally deprive workers of their wages.

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Putin defends Crimean vote, blasts West

Putin defends Crimean vote, blasts West

March 18th, 2014 7:50 am by NATALIYA VASILYEVA, Associated Press

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday fiercely defended Russia's move to annex Crimea, saying the rights of ethnic Russians have been abused by the new Ukrainian government.

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Scientists may have found evidence of universe's early growth spurt

Scientists may have found evidence of universe's early growth spurt

March 17th, 2014 11:20 pm by MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer

Researchers say they have spotted evidence that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.

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Manning chosen interim highway chief in Sullivan County

Manning chosen interim highway chief in Sullivan County

March 17th, 2014 10:43 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Manning's appointment came after the commission met behind closed doors with County Attorney Dan Street, after ordering the public and the media to leave the room.

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Stanley Valley fire station renovated with inmate labor, county funding

Stanley Valley fire station renovated with inmate labor, county funding

March 17th, 2014 10:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Jail inmates are providing the labor for a renovation project at the Stanley Valley Volunteer Fire Department station, and on Friday the County Commission's Public Buildings Committee agreed to pay for the materials.

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