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Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

Bill to cap Johnson City outside sewer rates under scrutiny

October 23rd, 2013 8:16 pm by Hank Hayes

Legislation capping Johnson City’s outside water and sewer rates at a 50 percent increase of the rate charged to city customers was the focus of state-level debate and scrutiny on Wednesday.

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Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

Soft-spoken teen accused of killing Massachusetts teacher

October 23rd, 2013 8:15 pm by JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

DANVERS, Mass. — A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town’s high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with killing her.

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Trial delayed for former Scott County teacher accused of abuse

Trial delayed for former Scott County teacher accused of abuse

October 23rd, 2013 8:06 pm by Wes Bunch

A former Scott County Public Schools special education teacher accused of abusing a mentally handicapped student who was under her supervision won’t face a jury until early next year after her case was continued Wednesday.

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Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

October 23rd, 2013 6:53 pm by BRIDGET MURPHY, Associated Press

BOSTON — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say.

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German chancellor calls Obama to complain about surveillance

German chancellor calls Obama to complain about surveillance

October 23rd, 2013 6:17 pm by GEIR MOULSON, Associated Press

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be “a serious breach of trust” if confirmed.

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TDOT, Kingsport officials break ground for I-26 welcome center building

October 23rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Department of Transportation expects its newest welcome center on Interstate 26 in Kingsport to open in July 2014 and serve about 400,000 visitors each year.

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Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

October 23rd, 2013 1:27 pm by ED WHITE, Associated Press

The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday

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New Va. texting law snares 328 motorists

New Va. texting law snares 328 motorists

October 23rd, 2013 1:00 pm by Stephen Igo

Legislators amended state code this year to make texting while driving a primary offense. A violation is a traffic infraction punishable, for the first offense, by a fine of $125 and, for a second or subsequent offense, $250.

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KPD release video, pictures from theft

KPD release video, pictures from theft

October 23rd, 2013 10:50 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police hope the public can help identify the suspects in a recent theft, releasing video and photos taken by an individual at a neighboring property.

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Suspect charged in felony theft from elderly woman

Suspect charged in felony theft from elderly woman

October 23rd, 2013 9:59 am by Rain Smith

Police have charged a Kingsport woman with stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry, saying she took the items while visiting an elderly woman's home.

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