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LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

December 9th, 2014 5:25 pm by Rick Wagner

Governor releases proposals in response to teacher input sessions statewide and education summit.

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TennCare considers scrapping computer system

TennCare considers scrapping computer system

December 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3 years old.

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Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

December 9th, 2014 3:31 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly backing up her car on Stone Drive to strike a vehicle — while the occupants were on the phone with dispatch to report her as DUI — then fleeing the scene and igniting a more serious collision minutes later.

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Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

December 9th, 2014 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 11 p.m. a man requested police at his residence off Bloomingdale Road, stating he had armed himself with a knife due to someone outside banging on the home.

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Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

December 9th, 2014 2:04 pm by CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press

MIT economist Jonathan Gruber told groups in 2012 and 2013 that voter stupidity and a "lack of transparency" were important to passing the legislation without any GOP support.

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Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

December 9th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

Authorities are investigating a late Monday night fire that destroyed a Sullivan County home, where residents reportedly offered "conflicting statements" about the blaze.

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IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

December 9th, 2014 12:55 pm by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Payments went to families that mistakenly claimed the tax credit or claimed the wrong amount, as well as taxpayers who committed fraud, according to an audit.

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Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

Why areas with good jobs have hard-to-afford homes

December 9th, 2014 12:06 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Areas with the most affordable homes lack a solid base of middle class jobs that attract workers.

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Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

December 9th, 2014 12:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

A call came in around 9:30 Tuesday morning about a diesel spill at Valero, 2729 N. John B. Dennis Highway. A driver was reportedly filling his truck with diesel fuel, placed the handle to the on position and went inside.

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