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Kingsport man tries to avoid police by hiding in laundry

Kingsport man tries to avoid police by hiding in laundry

June 10th, 2014 9:51 am by Nick Shepherd

A Kingsport man who attempted to elude police by hiding in a laundry basket and covering himself with clothes was tased after he also tried to resist arrest, according to a police report.

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Reaching for H. O. P. E. from rock bottom

Reaching for H. O. P. E. from rock bottom

June 10th, 2014 8:53 am by Nick Shepherd

In 1995, she had the picture-perfect life. She was married with two kids, had a new car, new home and had just graduated from nursing school. But an unhappy marriage started Benfield on a path a lot of Americans take — addiction.

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Tennessee Dems hire abortion amendment staffer

Tennessee Dems hire abortion amendment staffer

June 10th, 2014 8:41 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Democratic Party has hired a new staffer to work against a proposed constitutional amendment to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion in the state.

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Clinton: Benghazi probes 'more of a reason to run'

Clinton: Benghazi probes 'more of a reason to run'

June 10th, 2014 8:39 am by KEN THOMAS, Associated Press

Hillary Rodham Clinton said in an interview Monday that she feels emboldened to run for president because of Republican criticism of her handling of the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.

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Kilgore disputes charges of job 'deal' for Puckett

Kilgore disputes charges of job 'deal' for Puckett

June 10th, 2014 12:32 am by Wes Bunch

A day after resigning his position in the General Assembly, Sen. Phillip Puckett withdrew his name from consideration Monday for a high-level position on the Virginia Tobacco Commission.

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Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

June 9th, 2014 11:02 pm by Wes Bunch

PENNINGTON GAP — The labor union representing employees at the United State Penitentiary-Lee County is blaming budget cuts for a recent escape attempt involving two inmates housed at the high-security facility.

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Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

June 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — A major resurfacing project along Center Street and Lynn Garden Drive that was supposed to start Sunday night should be under way Tuesday night.

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Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

June 9th, 2014 6:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A Veterans Affairs audit has found that two health care facilities in Tennessee have among the nation's longest wait times for new patients to receive specialist care.

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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

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