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Gay Tenn. couples seek marriage licenses, turned away

Gay Tenn. couples seek marriage licenses, turned away

August 8th, 2013 2:09 pm by Associated Press

In at least three counties, couples made the request on Wednesday and were told Tennessee law doesn't recognize same-sex marriages.

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Measure of US jobless claims falls to 6-year low

Measure of US jobless claims falls to 6-year low

August 8th, 2013 2:05 pm by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The Labor Department said Thursday that the average number of people who applied for benefits over the past four weeks dropped 6,250 to 335,500. That's the lowest level since November 2007.

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Ga. men allegedly caught with 900 oxycodone, methadone pills in Johnson City

Ga. men allegedly caught with 900 oxycodone, methadone pills in Johnson City

August 8th, 2013 1:50 pm by NET News Service

An Interstate 26 traffic stop has led Johnson City police to arrest a pair of Georgia men, as an estimated $23,000 in pills were allegedly located in their vehicle.

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Haslam launches 'Healthier Tennessee' initiative in Kingsport

Haslam launches 'Healthier Tennessee' initiative in Kingsport

August 8th, 2013 12:42 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday launched the Tri-Cities leg of “Healthier Tennessee,” an initiative to encourage Tennesseans to exercise, eat nutritious foods and not use tobacco products.

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Police: Video shows Bluff City woman beating Alzheimer's patient

Police: Video shows Bluff City woman beating Alzheimer's patient

August 8th, 2013 11:34 am by Rain Smith

According to court records, the suspect initially wanted documentation of a “mess” her husband had made, and is then filmed beating the man as he stands naked in a bathroom.

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Hunt widens for suspected Calif. killer, abductor

Hunt widens for suspected Calif. killer, abductor

August 8th, 2013 8:20 am by ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for a Southern California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of the girl's mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother.

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Elizabethton man facing meth charges for third time

Elizabethton man facing meth charges for third time

August 8th, 2013 7:54 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Carter County man twice arrested on meth-related charges was served Tuesday with an arrest warrant in a new drug case.

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Highway 36 project about 30 percent complete

Highway 36 project about 30 percent complete

August 8th, 2013 6:00 am by gary b. gray, NET News Service

A more than $42 million road construction project to widen a stretch of roadway on Tennessee Highway 36 from Highway 354 to Highway 75 has been slightly delayed because of recent rains.

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Photo gallery: 1,500 evacuate in face of Southern Calif. fire

Photo gallery: 1,500 evacuate in face of Southern Calif. fire

August 8th, 2013 3:15 am by Associated Press

A wildfire that broke out in the inland mountains of Southern California has expanded exponentially, burning homes, forcing the evacuation of several small mountain communities and leaving three people injured.

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3 winning tickets in $448M Powerball

3 winning tickets in $448M Powerball

August 8th, 2013 3:00 am by Associated Press

At least three people in two states have beaten astronomical odds to become the nation's latest Powerball millionaires. Three tickets matched the winning numbers and will split the lottery's latest massive jackpot: $448 million.

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