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WNBA to market to LGBT community

WNBA to market to LGBT community

May 21st, 2014 6:32 pm by Associated Press

The womens basketball league is capitalizing on what it has known for years: The lesbian, bisexual and transgender community makes up a significant portion of its fan base.

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Grand jury takes no action on Kingsport inmate death

Grand jury takes no action on Kingsport inmate death

May 21st, 2014 5:10 pm by Rain Smith

The Kingsport Police Department has been cleared of any wrongdoing in the death of an inmate within its jail nearly seven months ago.

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Kingsport crash yields 'high grade' pot

Kingsport crash yields 'high grade' pot

May 21st, 2014 3:44 pm by Rain Smith

Serious injuries were avoided in a three-vehicle Kingsport traffic crash on Wednesday morning, but police say the driver who triggered it faces significant charges due in part to what he was transporting — a substantial amount of "high grade" marijuana.

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Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills

Cleaner air could mean higher electric bills

May 21st, 2014 3:07 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

Electricity prices are probably on their way up across much of the U.S. as coal-fired plants, the dominant source of cheap power, shut down in response to environmental regulations and economic forces.

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Man charged with attempted murder in Blountville shooting

Man charged with attempted murder in Blountville shooting

May 21st, 2014 9:53 am by Rain Smith

Police have made an arrest in a Tuesday night fight at a Blountville residence, where a gun was allegedly pulled, a man was pistol whipped and at least three shots fired.

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Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

May 21st, 2014 8:43 am by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

In the movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength. Today, elite U.S. special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit.

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Calls grow louder for 'kill switches' to deter smartphone theft

Calls grow louder for 'kill switches' to deter smartphone theft

May 21st, 2014 8:14 am by By Matt Campbell, The Kansas City Star (MCT)

The smartphone industry has been reluctant to embrace universal kill switches, citing security concerns, but it has volunteered to install technology in new phones that would allow consumers to opt in for a kill switch.

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Report issued on deadly South Holston Lake copter crash

Report issued on deadly South Holston Lake copter crash

May 21st, 2014 8:05 am by Associated Press

Bill Starnes of Blountville was a pilot for the Food City grocery chain, ferrying people to and from races at BMS. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded a low-altitude departure over the water in the dark and without lights led to the crash.

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Bluff City BMA discusses tough budget decisions

Bluff City BMA discusses tough budget decisions

May 20th, 2014 11:06 pm by Nick Shepherd

BLUFF CITY — Bluff City residents could take a real punch to the wallet and possibly lose the services of a police officer. Members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Aldermen gathered to discuss how to fix the budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Parade of GM recalls rolls on; 2.4M more vehicles affected

Parade of GM recalls rolls on; 2.4M more vehicles affected

May 20th, 2014 9:17 pm by Associated Press

GM has recalled 13.6 million vehicles in the U.S. since early February. That's more than the total number of cars it sold here in the last five years, and already surpasses GM's previous U.S. recall record of 10.75 million vehicles, set in 2004.

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