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State initiative seeks to help veterans get jobs

State initiative seeks to help veterans get jobs

October 15th, 2013 9:21 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.

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At 34 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with breast cancer

At 34 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with breast cancer

October 15th, 2013 9:15 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Tonya Fields used to love October — the change of seasons, the cooler weather, her son’s birthday. Now, October, with its pink ribbons and pink shirts, is simply a reminder of the worst thing to ever happen to her.

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Downtown Kingsport’s ‘road diet’ plan may be amended

Downtown Kingsport’s ‘road diet’ plan may be amended

October 14th, 2013 9:57 pm by J. H. Osborne

A project to thin down Center Street through downtown Kingsport might be amended to include closure of Wexler Street.

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Surgoinsville officials hope next bridge closure won’t exceed two to three weeks

Surgoinsville officials hope next bridge closure won’t exceed two to three weeks

October 14th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Longs Bend Road bridges over the Holston River in Surgoinsville could be closed for two to three weeks, or closed for eight to 10 weeks, depending on which option the builder chooses in the final stages of construction.

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Church Hill man facing multiple charges following altercation

Church Hill man facing multiple charges following altercation

October 14th, 2013 7:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill man reportedly told police he lit a firecracker during an altercation Sunday afternoon on Old Union Road, but police allegedly found a spent .22 caliber shell casing at the scene.

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Supreme Court Justices consider Michigan affirmative action ban

Supreme Court Justices consider Michigan affirmative action ban

October 14th, 2013 7:39 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Affirmative action opponents persuaded Michigan voters to outlaw any consideration of race after the Supreme Court ruled a decade ago that race could be a factor in college admissions.

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Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

Study ties chemical to possible miscarriage risk

October 14th, 2013 7:36 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

New research suggests that high levels of BPA, a chemical in many plastics and canned food linings, might raise the risk of miscarriage in women prone to that problem or having trouble getting pregnant.

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Hope for shutdown deal: Reid, McConnell optimistic

Hope for shutdown deal: Reid, McConnell optimistic

October 14th, 2013 5:47 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced on Monday to reach an agreement.

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Piney Flats man charged with mail fraud in use of counterfeit postage

Piney Flats man charged with mail fraud in use of counterfeit postage

October 14th, 2013 4:17 pm by Matthew Lane

Federal prosecutors have charged a Piney Flats man with mail fraud in connection with a scheme where he used more than $200,000 in counterfeit postage over a two-year period.

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Caller warns of possible "suicide by cop"

Caller warns of possible "suicide by cop"

October 14th, 2013 3:12 pm by Nick Shepherd

The caller said the subject wanted suicide by cop and would pull guns on officers. Caller advised the male was, "very unstable and is a danger to everyone."

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