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Feds grab $21.6M in counterfeits before Super Bowl

Feds grab $21.6M in counterfeits before Super Bowl

January 30th, 2014 12:30 pm by Associated Press

Investigators have seized more than $21.6 million in knockoff souvenir football jerseys, caps and other merchandise, shut down illegal websites and made dozens of arrests in a crackdown on Super Bowl counterfeiters.

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Reader donations help provide service dog for autistic Rogersville boy

Reader donations help provide service dog for autistic Rogersville boy

January 30th, 2014 8:35 am by Nick Shepherd

Because of autism, Jakob Nicastro sometimes has meltdowns. A service dog would be trained to disrupt these behavior issues, and track him down if he gets out of the house without his parents knowing.

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Update: Tenn. Senate passes supermarket wine bill 23-8

Update: Tenn. Senate passes supermarket wine bill 23-8

January 30th, 2014 8:21 am by Associated Press

The state Senate has passed a bill to allow local governments to hold votes on whether to allow wine sales in supermarkets and convenience stores.

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Meeting called for Tenn. nuclear violations

Meeting called for Tenn. nuclear violations

January 30th, 2014 8:16 am by Associated Press

Watts Bar nuclear plant, about 60 miles southwest of Knoxville, was cited for not being prepared in the unlikely event that upstream dams failed and the plant flooded.

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Snow, ice send South’s flagship city reeling

Snow, ice send South’s flagship city reeling

January 29th, 2014 11:33 pm by Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — As National Guardsmen and state troopers fanned out, Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal found themselves on the defensive, acknowledging the storm preparations could have been better. But Deal also blamed forecasters.

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Death penalty decision imminent in Boston bombing

Death penalty decision imminent in Boston bombing

January 29th, 2014 7:50 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a court-ordered deadline of Friday, Attorney General Eric Holder must decide whether to seek capital punishment in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the defendant in the Boston Marathon bombing.

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‘House of Horrors’: Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in schoolteacher’s home

‘House of Horrors’: Hundreds of living, dead pythons found in schoolteacher’s home

January 29th, 2014 6:32 pm by Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Officers found as many as 350 snakes, as well as numerous mice and rats, in the home of William Buchman after neighbors complained about the smell. He was arrested for investigation of neglect in the care of animals.

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Kingsport man allegedly threatens neighbors with gun

Kingsport man allegedly threatens neighbors with gun

January 29th, 2014 3:05 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Adam H. Roberts, 35, of 892½ Lynn Garden Drive, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault in the early Wednesday incident after he allegedly threatened to "blow someone's head off."

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Helicopters search for stranded Southern drivers

Helicopters search for stranded Southern drivers

January 29th, 2014 2:45 pm by RAY HENRY and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

The rare snowstorm deposited mere inches of snow in Georgia and Alabama, but there were more than 1,000 fender-benders. At least six people died in traffic accidents.

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Lifting the minimum wage big deal for small firms

Lifting the minimum wage big deal for small firms

January 29th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer

It's an issue that affects large and small companies. But larger companies are more likely to have the financial resources to absorb higher payroll costs.

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