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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

March 4th, 2015 1:01 pm by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Justice Department won't prosecute a former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but in a scathing report released Wednesday faulted the city and its law enforcement for racial bias.

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Update: High water prompting road closures, evacuations in SW Va.

Update: High water prompting road closures, evacuations in SW Va.

March 4th, 2015 12:52 pm by Stephen Igo

A severe situation developed rapidly under steady rains early Wednesday. In many instances in Wise County, responders were already at work Wednesday morning evacuating residents across the county from flood prone areas.

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Kingsport Carousel Project hits homestretch

Kingsport Carousel Project hits homestretch

March 4th, 2015 12:04 pm by Matthew Lane

More than 300 volunteers and woodcarvers have spent countless hours carving and painting animals, refurbishing the carousel frame and drafting plans to open a traditional carousel adjacent to the Kingsport Farmers Market.

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Flooding, wintry mix on tap through Thursday

Flooding, wintry mix on tap through Thursday

March 4th, 2015 9:45 am by Staff Report

NWS forecasters caution that exactly when temperatures will fall below freezing remains uncertain. As of Wednesday morning, the rain turning to a wintry mix was expected to begin sometime after midnight, continuing until about 4 p.m. Thursday.

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Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

Haslam: Ways to discuss race other than Facebook

March 4th, 2015 9:19 am by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says there should be more open conversations about race and that there are means of discussion other than Facebook. The Republican governor was referencing a Facebook post by Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia.

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High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

March 4th, 2015 9:17 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

A ruling that limits where subsidies are available would have dramatic consequences because roughly three dozen states opted against their own marketplace, or exchange, and instead rely on the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's healthcare.gov.

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Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

Officials: Federal report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

March 4th, 2015 12:22 am by Associated Press

The report marks the culmination of an investigation into a police department that federal officials have described as troubled and that commanded national attention after one of its officers shot and killed an unarmed black man last summer.

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Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

Two of three Sullivan schools facilities options would close North

March 4th, 2015 12:12 am by Rick Wagner

After a 4 p.m. school board work session today in Blountville, the options will go before the steering committee one more time before going to the school board in early May, consultant Tracy Richter said.

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'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 3rd, 2015 8:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

A day later Rogersville police were still scratching their heads in disbelief over a Kentucky woman who allegedly set her jacket and hair on fire in the "Eternal Flame" war memorial, then climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

March 3rd, 2015 6:10 pm by ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

Bitterly admitting defeat, House Republicans on Tuesday abandoned their attempts to use the Homeland Security Department's spending bill to force concessions from President Barack Obama on immigration.

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