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Update: 80 'one-pot' meth bottles found at home in Cherokee National Forest

Update: 80 'one-pot' meth bottles found at home in Cherokee National Forest

December 24th, 2014 8:49 am by Rain Smith

The tracking of purchases of pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient in the production of meth — has led Sullivan County authorities to approximately 40 "one pot" cook bottles at a residence in the Cherokee National Forest.

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Severe weather could snarl holiday travel

Severe weather could snarl holiday travel

December 24th, 2014 8:42 am by SOPHIA TAREEN, Associated Press

A mix of Gulf Coast thunderstorms expected to travel north, predicted snowfall in the Great Lakes and blustery conditions in the nation's midsection threatened Tuesday to tangle holiday travel plans nationwide.

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Homeless man receives help from Holston Valley workers, KPD

Homeless man receives help from Holston Valley workers, KPD

December 23rd, 2014 9:30 pm by Contributed

The man said to head downtown, but the ultimate destination surprised and saddened Terry Blakely. During the ride, the man pointed to a spot in a parking lot near a dumpster, where a couple of quilts and a blanket were visible.

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Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

Destructive zebra mussels muscling their way into Cherokee Lake

December 23rd, 2014 7:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

State officials are asking area boaters to help stop the spread of a destructive mussel species which was discovered in Cherokee Lake for the first time last month.

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U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

U.S. moves to end ban on blood donations by gay men

December 23rd, 2014 7:39 pm by Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it favors replacing the blanket ban with a new policy barring donations from men who have had man-on-man sex in the previous 12 months.

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FBI asks agencies to watch Memphis bridges

FBI asks agencies to watch Memphis bridges

December 23rd, 2014 7:31 pm by Associated Press

The FBI advisory, sent Monday, cited a threat to the "Memphis-Arkansas" bridge from an Islamic State cell in Memphis.

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Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

Flu cases increasing in East Tennessee

December 23rd, 2014 4:00 pm by Associated Press

The Knox County Health Department says the number of flu cases in East Tennessee is continuing to climb at a higher rate than in other parts of the state.

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Reports: Raleigh-Durham, N.C., could be in running for Mercedes HQ

Reports: Raleigh-Durham, N.C., could be in running for Mercedes HQ

December 23rd, 2014 2:36 pm by By David Bracken and Rick Rothacker, The Charlotte Observer

The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported last week that the company was looking at Atlanta and several cities in North Carolina.

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'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

'Infestation': Kingsport baby teeming with bugs, parents charged

December 23rd, 2014 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

Two Kingsport parents have been arrested after allegedly not knowing who was caring for their infant daughter, leading to an hours-long search for the 8-month-old and discovery that she was infested with bed bugs.

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Key North Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

Key North Korean websites suffer short outages after shutdown

December 23rd, 2014 2:03 pm by FOSTER KLUG and HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the Internet stoppage in one of the least-wired and poorest countries in the world, but outside experts said it could be anything from a cyberattack to a simple power failure.

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