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15 killed in suicide bombing in Russia

15 killed in suicide bombing in Russia

December 29th, 2013 1:45 pm by VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV, Associated Press

A suicide bomber struck a busy railway station in southern Russia on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding scores more, officials said, in a stark reminder of the threat Russia is facing as it prepares to host February's Olympics.

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Best of the blotter: Parental advisories

Best of the blotter: Parental advisories

December 29th, 2013 10:00 am by Rain Smith

Both children and their adult mentors prompted abundant police attention in 2013, including parents fighting referees, grandparents threatening teachers and a student biting his principal.

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Markham brings management experience, as well as black belt, to county mayor race

Markham brings management experience, as well as black belt, to county mayor race

December 28th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Most people recognize Kelly Markham as an eighth-degree black belt and owner of “Kelly’s Heroes” martial arts school in downtown Rogersville.

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Sullivan County Commission hopefuls lining up

Sullivan County Commission hopefuls lining up

December 28th, 2013 8:24 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at local government, 2014 could be your year. Among local offices on the ballot in August are all 24 seats on the Sullivan County Commission. Pay: $7,400 per year.

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UPDATE: TCRA lighting system functioning again; flights were  affected

UPDATE: TCRA lighting system functioning again; flights were affected

December 28th, 2013 8:01 pm by Staff Report

Runway lights at Tri-Cities Regional Airport are now operating following a malfunction. One Delta flight was diverted to Knoxville, and passengers were transported by ground to TCRA. One USAirways flight was canceled.

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Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth on Jan. 1

December 28th, 2013 1:37 pm by DAVID CRARY and NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The Boy Scouts will accept openly gay youths starting on Jan. 1, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complications. Despite their be-prepared approach, BSA leaders are rooting for the change to be a non-event.

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Despite release of police files, Newtown school shooter remains an enigma

Despite release of police files, Newtown school shooter remains an enigma

December 28th, 2013 1:02 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

Despite the release Friday of thousands of pages of interviews, photographs and writings, Adam Lanza, the man who gunned down 20 first-graders and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, remains an enigma.

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Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

Top stories: Reporter recounts fatal crash, war on pot questioned, incentives for Kingsport IMAX

December 28th, 2013 1:00 pm by Staff Report

A review of some of the important and interesting stories you may have missed this week on TimesNews.net.

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Best of the Blotter: Food Fights

Best of the Blotter: Food Fights

December 28th, 2013 10:00 am by Rain Smith

Over the course of this year beets and peanut butter have been used as weapons, while missing leftovers and "too much spice" have spurred domestic disputes.

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Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback

Rescue of icebound Antarctic ship faces setback

December 27th, 2013 10:57 pm by Associated Press

SYDNEY — A Chinese icebreaker that was en route to rescue a ship trapped in Antarctic ice was forced to turn back on Saturday after being unable to push its way through the heavy sea ice.

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