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2016 presidential hopefuls not worried by failure to launch

2016 presidential hopefuls not worried by failure to launch

March 9th, 2015 8:30 am by NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

Most U.S. presidential candidates really don't want to spend nearly two years bowing and scraping to voters and campaign donors. Most voters sure don't want to hear about the presidential race for anywhere near that long.

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One for the books: Library's annual sale set for March 20-22

One for the books: Library's annual sale set for March 20-22

March 9th, 2015 8:26 am by Matthew Lane

Better clear off some space on your bookshelves. The Kingsport Public Library's annual book sale is scheduled for later this month with more than 30,000 books from all categories on sale during the three-day event.

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Man sentenced for killing pregnant Tenn. woman, unborn child

Man sentenced for killing pregnant Tenn. woman, unborn child

March 9th, 2015 8:04 am by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say Brandon Scott Donaldson is the first defendant convicted in Knox County under a law allowing for the prosecution of defendants who murder a fetus, regardless of the viability of the unborn child.

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Scott family trying to raise money for autism service dog

Scott family trying to raise money for autism service dog

March 8th, 2015 6:00 pm by Marci Gore

"Alex has a tendency to try and leave our home, which puts him at risk of potential harm or injury. He has run off in public places in the community. With his challenges with social and communication skills and lack of safety awareness, it becomes very da

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MH370 report: Underwater locator beacon battery had expired

MH370 report: Underwater locator beacon battery had expired

March 8th, 2015 5:41 pm by EILEEN NG, Associated Press

The first comprehensive report into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 revealed Sunday that the battery of the locator beacon for the plane's data recorder had expired more than a year before the jet vanished.

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EPA pushing regulations to limit pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters

EPA pushing regulations to limit pollution from newly manufactured residential wood heaters

March 8th, 2015 5:25 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country - and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing.

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Four more troopers come forward about DUI quota system

Four more troopers come forward about DUI quota system

March 8th, 2015 5:10 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Four more Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers - including one recently retired and a supervisor - said the allegations of a DUI arrest quota system in the department are absolutely true.

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Sullivan EMA, TVA mapping access routes to lowered Boone Lake

Sullivan EMA, TVA mapping access routes to lowered Boone Lake

March 8th, 2015 5:02 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Emergency Management Agency is working with the TVA and other agencies to adapt response strategies for medical emergencies and other incidents on Boone Lake this year, Director Jim Bean said last week.

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Belgeri: Sullivan Highway Department on going-out-of-business track

Belgeri: Sullivan Highway Department on going-out-of-business track

March 8th, 2015 4:56 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County Highway Department is on the road to "going out of business," thanks to a cap on personnel levels, Sullivan County Highway Commissioner Jim Belgeri said last week.

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With bombing admission, why is Tsarnaev on trial at all?

With bombing admission, why is Tsarnaev on trial at all?

March 8th, 2015 4:00 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyer startled a packed courtroom during opening statements at his federal death penalty trial by admitting that he committed the 2013 attack with his brother, raising some questions, mainly: Why have a trial at

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