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Jones takes oath on Mount Carmel BMA year after being fired from MCPD

Jones takes oath on Mount Carmel BMA year after being fired from MCPD

November 25th, 2014 11:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

Jones was fired last year from the Mount Carmel Police Department amid allegations he had stolen drugs hidden in a jacket that was turned in to the police department as lost and found.

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Ousted Mount Carmel alderman still a strong presence on committees

Ousted Mount Carmel alderman still a strong presence on committees

November 25th, 2014 11:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mayor Larry Frost's post-election committee appointments, which included placing his wife on four key committees, was approved by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Tuesday by a 5-2 vote.

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Quick  thinking 9-year-old boy stops fire from destroying home

Quick thinking 9-year-old boy stops fire from destroying home

November 25th, 2014 11:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

At 12:04 p.m. Monday, the Rogersville Fire Department was dispatched to the Rogersville Housing Authority residence on Locust Street where a downed power line had caught a house on fire.

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Turkeys and traffic can create Thanksgiving hazards

Turkeys and traffic can create Thanksgiving hazards

November 25th, 2014 11:00 pm by Staff Report

Homes packed with family, ovens hot for hours and children in the kitchen all contribute to a heightened risk for fire on Thanksgiving, while the excess traffic from travelers on roadways spurs a spike in serious crashes.

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Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

Ferguson officer: 'I know I did my job right'

November 25th, 2014 9:05 pm by Associated Press

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death.

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Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

Brown family blasts prosecutor's handling of case

November 25th, 2014 6:51 pm by Associated Press

Attorneys for Michael Brown's family vowed Tuesday to push for federal charges against the police officer who killed the unarmed 18-year-old, and they renewed calls for peace following a night of violent protests.

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New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

New FDA rules will put calorie counts on menus

November 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

The idea is that people may pass on that bacon double cheeseburger if they know it has hundreds of calories — and, in turn, restaurants may make their foods healthier to keep calorie counts down.

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Bad Apples: KPD seeks info on device thieves

Bad Apples: KPD seeks info on device thieves

November 25th, 2014 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Kingsport police are searching for a pair of apparently opportunistic thieves, with one accused of swiping an unattended iPhone from a store clerk, the other of lifting an iPad from a waiting room.

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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

November 25th, 2014 1:00 pm by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

OPEC is at a crossroads. The group, which produces 30 million barrels of oil per day, one-third of global liquid fuel demand, is facing the most pronounced decline in oil prices since the financial crisis hit in 2008.

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Scooter rider fatally struck on Sullivan County road

Scooter rider fatally struck on Sullivan County road

November 25th, 2014 12:46 pm by Rain Smith

According to a preliminary crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the victim was riding south on Hickory Tree Road on what is described as an unregistered and "homemade scooter."

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