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DCS tackles ‘toughest job in state government’

DCS tackles ‘toughest job in state government’

October 14th, 2013 9:01 am by Hank Hayes

A 26-year-old mother with pink highlights in her hair appeared visibly nervous as she spoke to Chris Franklin outside a small rundown house on a ridge in Hancock County near the Tennessee-Virginia border.

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Interstate 81 crash sends three teenagers to area hospitals

Interstate 81 crash sends three teenagers to area hospitals

October 13th, 2013 11:15 pm by Staff Report

KINGSPORT — A single-vehicle crash near mile marker 65 on Interstate 81 sent three teenagers to area hospitals Saturday night.

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Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

Dying Ohio man on gurney leads daughter down aisle

October 13th, 2013 9:06 pm by Associated Press

CLEVELAND — A terminally ill Ohio man who arrived at his daughter’s wedding by ambulance gave her away, from a hospital gurney.

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New Hawkins SROs now certified, report to schools in early November

New Hawkins SROs now certified, report to schools in early November

October 13th, 2013 7:47 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County’s expanded school resource officer (SRO) program was launched in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, but Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said his SROs are more than just armed guards.

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Former Rep. Gabby Giffords attends New York gun show

Former Rep. Gabby Giffords attends New York gun show

October 13th, 2013 6:27 pm by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A smiling Gabrielle Giffords toured rows of tables loaded with rifles and handguns Sunday in her first visit to a gun show since surviving a 2011 shooting.

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Ohio man to serve three years for pellet gun holdup of Gate City gas station

Ohio man to serve three years for pellet gun holdup of Gate City gas station

October 13th, 2013 5:49 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — An Ohio man will serve three years in state prison after being sentenced this week for robbing a Gate City gas station with a pellet gun as he was passing through the region earlier this year on his way to Florida.

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UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal wreck on Interstate 26

UPDATE: Driver identified in fatal wreck on Interstate 26

October 13th, 2013 5:14 pm by NET News Service

ERWIN — Police said at least one person died after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 26 in Unicoi County on Saturday night.

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Spending stumbling block to budget deal

Spending stumbling block to budget deal

October 13th, 2013 1:46 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that enters its third week.

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Egypt: Detained U.S. citizen found dead in cell

Egypt: Detained U.S. citizen found dead in cell

October 13th, 2013 1:03 pm by Associated Press

A U.S. citizen detained in Egypt for violating curfew in August was found dead Sunday in his jail cell, the second foreigner to die in detention in recent weeks, security officials said.

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Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria

Seven Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria

October 13th, 2013 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross after stopping their convoy early Sunday along a roadside in northern Syria, a spokesman said.

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