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Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

October 29th, 2014 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

Since 2008 'Pilots N Paws' volunteers have flown approximately 75,000 animals to safety in all 50 states and Canada.

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Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

October 29th, 2014 7:30 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

What a difference a year makes. The nation's biggest health insurers entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health care overhaul, the federal law that aims to cover millions of uninsured people.

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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

October 29th, 2014 6:18 pm by Associated Press

The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences Corp., blew up 15 seconds after liftoff Tuesday, lighting up the night sky and raining flaming debris on the launch site. No one was injured, but the $200 million-plus mission was a total loss.

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Security heightened for Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill matchup

Security heightened for Dobyns-Bennett, Science Hill matchup

October 29th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

What could inspire more mischief than Halloween falling on a Friday night? Apparently, adding a football game between two fierce high school rivals from neighboring towns with student bodies of more than 2,000 each.

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Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

Blountville man convicted of murdering brother-in-law

October 29th, 2014 4:19 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — There was a stunned silence in Hawkins County Criminal Court Wednesday afternoon moments after the jury delivered guilty verdicts on all three top counts against Bryant Jackson Harris, including first-degree murder.

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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

October 29th, 2014 11:35 am by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

The move goes beyond precautions recommended by the Obama administration for civilians, although President Barack Obama has made clear he feels the military's situation is different from that of civilians.

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Wise County School Board's Leftwich dies

Wise County School Board's Leftwich dies

October 29th, 2014 11:16 am by Stephen Igo

A retired teacher of the school division and coach of multiple sports at Pound High School, Wayne Leftwich won election to the School Board last November and served the District 1 seat since January.

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Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

Sheriff: 2 shot at NC courthouse, gunman caught

October 29th, 2014 8:38 am by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect was caught in the late afternoon after a manhunt that included dozens of armed officers searching the woods along a state highway with a police helicopter flying overhead.

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Hawkins opts to send ETSU autopsy contract issue to new committee

Hawkins opts to send ETSU autopsy contract issue to new committee

October 29th, 2014 7:05 am by Jeff Bobo

A newly created Hawkins County Forensics Committee is expected to meet soon to determine where Hawkins County will be sending its cadavers for autopsy.

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Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

Defendant: Brother-in-law was shot in self-defense

October 29th, 2014 12:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Bryant Jackson Harris is accused of shooting Jeffery Smith over a lawsuit Smith was threatening to file. Prosecutors allege Smith planned on seeking part of a wrongful death settlement Harris' wife received related to the 2008 death of their mother.

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