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House takes up latest wine-in-supermarkets bill

House takes up latest wine-in-supermarkets bill

January 28th, 2014 2:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Any store deriving at least 20 percent of its sales from groceries could qualify to sell wine under the latest proposal introduced to Tennessee lawmakers on Tuesday.

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VDOT issues black ice warning

VDOT issues black ice warning

January 28th, 2014 2:01 pm by Stephen Igo

The potential for black ice on road surfaces across the region is a concern for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to a Virginia Department of Transportation official.

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Johnson City man charged with raping child

Johnson City man charged with raping child

January 28th, 2014 1:32 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The suspect faces eight counts of rape of a child, three counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of sexual battery by an authority figure.

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Farmer convicted in North Dakota thanks to Predator drone

Farmer convicted in North Dakota thanks to Predator drone

January 28th, 2014 1:03 pm by Interesting stories we found around the web

A predator drone has helped convict a North Dakota farmer of terrorizing law officers two years ago.

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Gang colors cited in Kingsport assault arrests

Gang colors cited in Kingsport assault arrests

January 28th, 2014 12:32 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — Five people have been arrested after a Kingsport woman feared they were on a "killing mission" to her home, spurred by her child's wearing blue to the Bristol home of his father, an alleged Bloods gang member loyal to the color red.

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Appeals court upholds sex crimes conviction of former Kingsport priest

Appeals court upholds sex crimes conviction of former Kingsport priest

January 28th, 2014 10:40 am by Nick Shepherd

William Casey was alleged to have sexually abused an alter boy shortly after becoming priest of St. Dominic's Catholic Church in the 1970s.

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Snow, frigid temps to linger throughout Tuesday, prompt closings

Snow, frigid temps to linger throughout Tuesday, prompt closings

January 28th, 2014 8:47 am by Staff Report

The National Weather Service in Morristown has issued a winter weather advisory for 10 a.m. Tuesday through 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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Obama speech: Big new theme, some familiar content

Obama speech: Big new theme, some familiar content

January 28th, 2014 8:22 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Newly repackaged, President Barack Obama's State of the Union address will deliver familiar content along with some targeted first-time initiatives that both test and illustrate the limits of divided government in an election year.

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States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

States consider reviving old-fashioned executions

January 28th, 2014 8:13 am by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.

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Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

January 28th, 2014 7:42 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Following a joint meeting Monday evening, the Hawkins County Board of Education and town of Surgoinsville appear to be back on the same page with regard to the town’s proposed $3.5 million sewer project.

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