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Local drug trafficking leads to prison sentence

Local drug trafficking leads to prison sentence

February 11th, 2015 12:49 pm by Matthew Lane

A Greeneville man who attacked and robbed a man at gunpoint during a cocaine deal in Kingsport - and later fought police along the shoulder of I-26 - has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison.

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Alleged dead dogs spur Sullivan County Taser attack

Alleged dead dogs spur Sullivan County Taser attack

February 11th, 2015 10:54 am by Rain Smith

A woman who broke into a Bristol, Tenn., home and Tasered the resident as they were lying in bed was motivated by a perceived breach of contract, according to a police report, that allegedly resulted in her dogs dying while she was incarcerated.

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Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

February 11th, 2015 9:57 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press; DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. homeland if their violent power grab goes unchecked

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GOP lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of Tennessee

GOP lawmaker wants to make Bible official book of Tennessee

February 11th, 2015 7:58 am by Associated Press

Freshman Rep. Jerry Sexton wants to add the Bible to the state symbols of Tennessee. According to the Morristown Republican's legislation, the Holy Bible would be "designated as the official state book."

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Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Update: Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

February 11th, 2015 7:35 am by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote, endorsing changes made by the Senate that stated climate change was real and not a hoax, and oil sands should no longer be exempt from a tax used to clean up oil spills.

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Some Alabama counties defy federal judge, refuse gay marriages

Some Alabama counties defy federal judge, refuse gay marriages

February 10th, 2015 9:34 pm by Associated Press

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore threw the state into disarray when, at the 11th hour, he ordered probate judges not to allow gay marriages. He gave the order even though a federal judge ruled the state's ban was unconstitutional.

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Johnson City man sentenced in cocaine ring

Johnson City man sentenced in cocaine ring

February 10th, 2015 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Prosecutors say the man and his wife sold various quantities of cocaine to a confidential informant working on behalf of law enforcement on approximately 10 separate occasions.

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Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

Report indicates manufacturing could replace lost SW Va. coal jobs

February 10th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Although coal production is concentrated in Southwest Virginia's northern counties, the economic impacts of lost jobs ripple throughout the region. A new King University report released Tuesday suggests manufacturing could offset those losses.

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Mormon who runs website for doubting church members ousted

Mormon who runs website for doubting church members ousted

February 10th, 2015 5:34 pm by Associated Press

John Dehlin becomes the second high-profile church member to be excommunicated in the past year in what Mormon scholars consider to be the Utah-based faith's way of keeping dissenters in line.

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Woman killed in Wise County crash

Woman killed in Wise County crash

February 10th, 2015 2:42 pm by Rain Smith

A weekend, T-bone collision on U.S. Route 23 in Pound, Va., killed one person and injured two others, including a juvenile.

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