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Bluff City traffic stop escalates into chase, Elizabethton crash

Bluff City traffic stop escalates into chase, Elizabethton crash

March 28th, 2014 1:22 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The driver, after initially stopping for the officer, reportedly sped away from the scene. A police pursuit ensued with the driver of the Corolla reportedly reaching speeds of more than 90 mph during the chase.

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Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

March 28th, 2014 10:34 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's alleged attempt to win her ex-boyfriend back has landed her in jail, as police say she took extraordinary measures to stage being raped during a fabricated home invasion.

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Authorities hunt for rich couple who collected welfare

Authorities hunt for rich couple who collected welfare

March 28th, 2014 9:01 am by By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

The couple owned a $1.2 million yacht, lived in waterfront homes in Minnesota and Florida, and had $3 million tucked away in various bank accounts — all while collecting food stamps, Medicaid and welfare for about a decade.

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Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

March 28th, 2014 8:42 am by Rick Wagner

BOE members say they want answers to some questions before they vote to proceed with a proposed IA STEM platform school budget of $1.47 million for its first year without support from Kingsport City Schools.

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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 28th, 2014 8:06 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

March 28th, 2014 8:03 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

In this day and age of constant connection, the public has been surprised to learn that radar and satellites aren't actually all-seeing, cellphone locations aren't always traceable and key data about the plane is only recorded, not transmitted in real tim

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Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

March 28th, 2014 7:57 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

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Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

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Former Kingsport priest seeks appeal of sex abuse conviction

Former Kingsport priest seeks appeal of sex abuse conviction

March 27th, 2014 8:30 pm by Matthew Lane

William Casey was convicted in 2011 of first-degree sexual misconduct and two counts of aggravated rape. Prosecutors charged Casey sexually abused an altar boy shortly after becoming a priest at St. Dominic's Catholic Church.

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Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

March 27th, 2014 7:30 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

The investigation concluded Christie had no knowledge beforehand of lane closings Sept. 9-12 near the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York that caused four days of massive gridlock in the community of Fort Lee

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