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FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

FAA, industry launch drone safety campaign

December 22nd, 2014 11:55 am by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Retailers say small drones, which are indistinguishable from today's more sophisticated model aircraft, are flying off the shelves this Christmas.

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TCRA's big makeover at the top of its 2015 agenda

TCRA's big makeover at the top of its 2015 agenda

December 22nd, 2014 9:07 am by Hank Hayes

Late in next year's first quarter, TCRA aims to remove the metered parking area in front of the main terminal, although a drop-off/pickup area will remain.

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Police departments on alert after cop killings

Police departments on alert after cop killings

December 22nd, 2014 8:14 am by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers.

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'In Memory of Marge': Scott County Hope House looking to the future after the death of its long-time executive director

'In Memory of Marge': Scott County Hope House looking to the future after the death of its long-time executive director

December 21st, 2014 10:00 pm by Marci Gore

Last month, Marge Quillen, who had been a truck driver, gone to hair school, served in the military and spent countless hours helping victims of domestic violence, died at the age of 73.

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U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

U.S. coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths

December 21st, 2014 5:54 pm by DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press

Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths.

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Australian woman charged with murder of eight children

Australian woman charged with murder of eight children

December 21st, 2014 5:48 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

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Local woman collects toiletries to give away

Local woman collects toiletries to give away

December 21st, 2014 4:30 pm by Marci Gore

Gail Cole says when she worked at the Social Security Administration Office she realized that, for many people, there was no money available to buy everyday toiletry items such as soap and shampoo.

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Waste not ... Jackson Elementary program sends good food where it's needed — instead of to the trash

Waste not ... Jackson Elementary program sends good food where it's needed — instead of to the trash

December 21st, 2014 2:38 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — When Jackson Elementary School instructional aide Angie Hyche saw all the food that was wasted every school day in the Kingsport public school's cafeteria, she did more than just fret.

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New high schools discussion, ECU dividend,  Phillips won't run and more stories you may have missed

New high schools discussion, ECU dividend, Phillips won't run and more stories you may have missed

December 21st, 2014 11:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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TCRA: Cargo operation involving an Antonov "not a confirmed operation"

TCRA: Cargo operation involving an Antonov "not a confirmed operation"

December 21st, 2014 9:09 am by Hank Hayes

TCRA also notes the plane's arrival, if it happens, would not be a public event.

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