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Scott teen's first-degree murder case bound over to grand jury

Scott teen's first-degree murder case bound over to grand jury

July 31st, 2013 8:10 pm by Wes Bunch

A Scott County teen who allegedly assisted her mother with her father’s murder will have her case taken before a grand jury following an appearance this week in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

July 31st, 2013 6:41 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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Kingsport woman, 85, arrested on drug charges

Kingsport woman, 85, arrested on drug charges

July 31st, 2013 4:21 pm by Rain Smith

An 85-year-old woman has been jailed after SWAT descended on her Kingsport home — marking her second arrest related to drug distribution in four years.

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Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

Mountain Empire Community College upgrades security team

July 31st, 2013 3:13 pm by Stephen Igo

The MECC Police Force's duties will include monitoring traffic on campus, providing security during special events, responding to calls for assistance and investigating crimes. Two officers will also have the authority to make arrests and carry a firearm.

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Fast-food workers protest, walk out in push for higher wages

Fast-food workers protest, walk out in push for higher wages

July 31st, 2013 2:52 pm by By Tammy Stables Battaglia, Detroit Free Press (MCT)

The protests are taking place this week in seven states and are affecting 89 sites in metro Detroit and Flint, Mich. Workers said they don’t make enough to support their families, as the average full-time fast-food worker makes $15,392 annually.

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HVMC president to retire

HVMC president to retire

July 31st, 2013 2:01 pm by Hank Hayes

Holston Valley Medical Center President Virginia Frank will retire after the completion of a national search for her successor, Wellmont Health System announced Wednesday.

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9-year-old saves mother's life

9-year-old saves mother's life

July 31st, 2013 1:36 pm by Nick Shepherd

When one local mother was in a medical emergency, she found a hero in an unlikely person: her daughter.

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O.J. wins small parole victory on some charges

O.J. wins small parole victory on some charges

July 31st, 2013 12:30 pm by Associated Press

O..J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his convictions in a 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery.

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Sevier Co. jury convicts woman of trying to set baby seat afire

Sevier Co. jury convicts woman of trying to set baby seat afire

July 31st, 2013 12:29 pm by Associated Press

Becky Eury has been in jail since the May 2010 incident. Her five-week-old son was not injured, nor was her 3-year-old son, who was also in the car.

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Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration

Obama reassures Dems on health care, immigration

July 31st, 2013 12:23 pm by JIM ABRAMS and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to reassure Democrats nervous about the impact of his health care law and the prospects for immigration legislation, telling them "You're on the right side of history."

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