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BMA plan  would cost most Kingsport homeowners more than larger property tax hike

BMA plan would cost most Kingsport homeowners more than larger property tax hike

May 17th, 2014 7:42 pm by Matthew Lane

A majority of Kingsport homeowners would be better off with a 13-cent property tax hike compared to a four-cent hike and a $5-per-month garbage collection fee, as endorsed by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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U.S.-Russia tensions could affect space station, satellites

U.S.-Russia tensions could affect space station, satellites

May 17th, 2014 5:02 pm by Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

In what's been called "a step back toward the Cold War days," a Russian official this week said his nation might no longer allow U.S. astronauts access to Russia's launch vehicles and may use the ISS without American participation.

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States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

States move to expand access to experimental drugs for terminally ill

May 17th, 2014 2:25 pm by KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press

The "Right To Try" law, a proposal being advanced in several states by patient advocates, allows the terminally ill to obtain experimental drugs without getting federal approval.

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Number choice for Braves star has local ties

Number choice for Braves star has local ties

May 17th, 2014 2:05 pm by Greg Peters

Jason Heyward's No. 22 is worn as a tribute to the late son of Dave Wilmot, who lives in Gray, and Tammie Ruston of Johnson City.

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Former teacher abuses special ed student, a serial stalker and more this week in crime

Former teacher abuses special ed student, a serial stalker and more this week in crime

May 17th, 2014 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories written by the Times-News staff, for the week of May 9 through May 16.

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Arson suspect in one of nearly a dozen Calif. fires arrested

Arson suspect in one of nearly a dozen Calif. fires arrested

May 17th, 2014 4:07 am by JULIE WATSON and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land.

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Darden to sell Red Lobster, hold onto Olive Garden

Darden to sell Red Lobster, hold onto Olive Garden

May 17th, 2014 12:22 am by Associated Press

Both Olive Garden and Red Lobster have been losing customers in recent years, even as they changed their menus and marketing campaigns to win back business.

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Conference looks at future of Kingsport, Sullivan schools

Conference looks at future of Kingsport, Sullivan schools

May 17th, 2014 12:09 am by Rick Wagner

Having a more flexible high school schedule and improving conditions of school buildings are visions some area high schoolers have of public secondary education's future.

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Bays Mountain set for arrival of four new wolf pups

Bays Mountain set for arrival of four new wolf pups

May 16th, 2014 5:54 pm by Matthew Lane

The pups, which are coming from a nature preserve in Minnesota, are a little over a month old and weigh between 12 and 18 pounds. The arrival will bring the park's wolf population up to seven.

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Soccer coach charged in 12-year-old boy's slaying

Soccer coach charged in 12-year-old boy's slaying

May 16th, 2014 3:32 pm by Associated Press

Nearly three years after a 12-year-old boy's slaying shocked this small northern New York village, a college soccer coach was charged with suffocating and strangling the child, who was his ex-girlfriend's son.

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