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Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

September 30th, 2013 9:29 am by Staff reports

A Russell County school bus was traveling north on Route 671 when it ran off the left side of the gravel road. The bus went down a slight embankment and overturned onto its side.

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Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

September 30th, 2013 8:57 am by Associated Press

A group seeking to deny incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander another term in office is pushing to oust the head of Tennessee's Republican Party.

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Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown

Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown

September 30th, 2013 8:26 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Extra innings: Rays, Rangers extend regular season by forcing AL wild-card tiebreaker

Extra innings: Rays, Rangers extend regular season by forcing AL wild-card tiebreaker

September 30th, 2013 3:00 am by Associated Press

The regular season is going to game No. 163 when the Tampa Bay Rays visit the Texas Rangers on Monday night in an all-or-nothing tiebreaker for the second AL wild-card spot.

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Homeland Security chief gives advice on surviving active shooter scenarios

Homeland Security chief gives advice on surviving active shooter scenarios

September 29th, 2013 10:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The worst thing a person can do is adopt the belief that mass shootings happen to other people in other places and can’t happen here, according to Homeland Security specialist Jerry Stout.

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Kingsport post office off the market

Kingsport post office off the market

September 29th, 2013 7:39 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s downtown post office is no longer on the market. But it’s not because the property has been sold or is under contract with a prospective buyer.

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Suspicious package found on flight at TCRA

Suspicious package found on flight at TCRA

September 29th, 2013 6:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

BLOUNTVILLE — A suspicious package that prompted security at Tri-Cities Regional Airport to shut down the facility and stop all fights Sunday afternoon turned out to be harmless.

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NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

September 29th, 2013 6:24 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. — NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.

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Terrorists in Kenya used new tactic to spare some Muslims

Terrorists in Kenya used new tactic to spare some Muslims

September 29th, 2013 5:39 pm by RUKMINI CALLIMACHI, Associated Press

The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi’s Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions. As terrified civilians hid, the assailants began a high-stakes game of 20 Questions.

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Give and receive: Sixth annual Student Food Drive kicks off in the region

Give and receive: Sixth annual Student Food Drive kicks off in the region

September 29th, 2013 1:45 pm by Carmen Musick

The annual Student Food Drive Challenge runs from now through Oct. 29. Winning schools — those that collect the most pounds of food per student — will earn cash prizes.

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