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Southeast hit with three years' worth of mosquitoes in one summer

Southeast hit with three years' worth of mosquitoes in one summer

August 20th, 2013 5:37 pm by Associated Press

The tiny mosquito all too often has man on the run. This summer, it seems worse than usual. Experts say it’s been a buggier-than-normal summer in many places around the U.S. because of a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat.

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Conn. clerk injured in David Hasselhoff sign theft

Conn. clerk injured in David Hasselhoff sign theft

August 20th, 2013 5:17 pm by Associated Press

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say the 36-year-old clerk at a Cumberland Farms in Shelton saw a man put the signs into an SUV shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. Police say the worker was struck and dragged by the SUV and landed on his head.

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UPDATE: Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

UPDATE: Gunman in custody at Ga. school; reports of shots

August 20th, 2013 4:36 pm by BILL BARROW,Associated press; KATE BRUMBACK,Associated press

A suspect was in custody after gunfire erupted at an Atlanta-area elementary school where dramatic television footage showed young students racing out of the building, being escorted by teachers and police

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Seven Northeast Tennessee schools named among the best in Tennessee

August 20th, 2013 1:56 pm by Rick Wagner

Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth or progress and/or the top 5 percent for academic achievement or performance.

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Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

Official: Suspect in custody at Ga. school

August 20th, 2013 1:47 pm by Associated Press

The superintendent of DeKalb County schools says police have a suspect in custody after reports of gunfire at an Atlanta-area elementary school.

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Marion-based Army Reserve unit headed for Afghanistan

Marion-based Army Reserve unit headed for Afghanistan

August 20th, 2013 12:07 pm by Stephen Igo

Afghanistan is the eventual destination of an Army Reserve unit based out of Marion, Va., with members from throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.

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FBI imposters bilk elderly man of $8,000

FBI imposters bilk elderly man of $8,000

August 20th, 2013 11:45 am by Rain Smith

A Rogersville man, 85, reported receiving a call from individuals claiming to be with the FBI. They told him they needed two of his checks to help "catch scammers."

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Large coal power plants getting life extensions

Large coal power plants getting life extensions

August 20th, 2013 10:56 am by By David Shaffer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT)

The nation’s big coal-burning power plants are not ready to become dinosaurs. Utilities are making substantial investments to keep their largest coal generating stations operating for decades — and emitting millions of tons of carbon dioxide annually.

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Johnson City police investigating infant death

August 20th, 2013 10:45 am by NET News Service

According to police, someone at 1901 Knob Creek Road found the infant unresponsive and called 911. The infant, who was not identified, had been taken to the hospital where it was pronounced dead.

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Tenn. animal shelter worker gets 4 years in prison for cruelty

Tenn. animal shelter worker gets 4 years in prison for cruelty

August 20th, 2013 6:48 am by Associated Press

Billy Stewart was convicted of choking dogs into unconsciousness by tightening the noose at the end of a catch pole.

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