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Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 7:28 am by By Alana Semuels and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The executioner then displays a second man, identified as another missing American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatens to kill him if President Barack Obama does not act, presumably to halt U.S. bombing of Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

August 19th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign is called "It Has To Stop" and features a website with links for visitors to join nonprofits and other groups in the effort to curb trafficking in Tennessee and abroad.

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Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

August 19th, 2014 9:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

"They were making a huge, a huge plan of a school massacre," South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller said. "They just wanted to kill as many people as possible."

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Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

August 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Meg James, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, they'll be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year.

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Police: Woman faces felony for bogus pharmacy gunman claim

Police: Woman faces felony for bogus pharmacy gunman claim

August 19th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A woman allegedly told her father last week there was a man with a handgun in the parking lot of the Bulls Gap pharmacy. That story, which turned out to be bogus, was relayed by the father to pharmacy employees.

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Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

August 19th, 2014 4:30 pm by NET News Service

An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he led Johnson City police on a high speed chase — running three stop signs — after they tried to stop him for a light law violation.

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Man arrested following 'outburst' at fast food restaurant

Man arrested following 'outburst' at fast food restaurant

August 19th, 2014 2:15 pm by Rain Smith

At 10:30 a.m. police were alerted to a disturbance at a restaurant on Clinchfield Street. The suspect was soon located walking nearby, where he admitted to telling an employee "how stupid she was."

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Alleged road rage toward detective prompts Kingsport arrest

Alleged road rage toward detective prompts Kingsport arrest

August 19th, 2014 1:13 pm by Rain Smith

A man has been arrested in Kingsport after allegedly cursing, tailgating and swerving his vehicle at a Hawkins County police officer — reportedly angry because she had investigated past cases against him.

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Wise County mom takes Alford pleas in toddler's death

Wise County mom takes Alford pleas in toddler's death

August 19th, 2014 12:17 pm by Stephen Igo

Brandie M. Baldwin will serve a net 14 years in prison for her role in the death of 2-year old Emma Baldwin on or around Oct. 19, 2012. According to the child's father, Baldwin preferred to "party Emma's life away, slowly" rather than be a proper mother.

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Sullivan Commission OKs budget

Sullivan Commission OKs budget

August 19th, 2014 8:25 am by J. H. Osborne

The budget is based on the same county property tax rate as last year: $2.3054. But it projects each penny of the tax rate is worth about $6,000 more than a penny was worth last year.

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