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Prisoner escapes from Northeast Correctional Complex

Prisoner escapes from Northeast Correctional Complex

March 6th, 2014 4:08 pm by NET News Service

Officers from the Tennessee Department of Corrections and the Johnson County Sheriff's Department officials were searching for Joshua M. Baber Thursday afternoon.

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Obama raises stakes in Crimean standoff with Putin

Obama raises stakes in Crimean standoff with Putin

March 6th, 2014 3:27 pm by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press; LARA JAKES, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is raising the stakes in the West's standoff with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He's imposing sanctions against Moscow and rejecting plans for a referendum on the future of Ukraine's Russian-occupied Crimea.

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Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions

Survey: Cost a growing factor in college decisions

March 6th, 2014 3:25 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

A new survey of the nation's college freshmen found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades.

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Kingsport man sentenced in chase that severely injured VSP trooper

Kingsport man sentenced in chase that severely injured VSP trooper

March 6th, 2014 3:10 pm by Wes Bunch

Jason T. Byrns, of Kingsport, was ordered to serve an active sentence of 59 years and 12 months in prison for his role in an April 2013 police pursuit and wreck that left VSP Trooper Jamie Lawson with a severe injuries.

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Senate passes Medicaid legislative approval bill

Senate passes Medicaid legislative approval bill

March 6th, 2014 1:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

A proposal that would require the governor to get legislative approval for any potential deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee has passed the Senate.

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'Blade Runner' murder trial from his Kingsport competitor: 'It is sad to see him in this situation'

'Blade Runner' murder trial from his Kingsport competitor: 'It is sad to see him in this situation'

March 6th, 2014 12:45 pm by Calvin Sneed, Community Contributor

For the longest time, only one man stood in the way of para-athlete Blake Leeper of Kingsport. Now that man, Oscar Pistorius, is on trial in South Africa in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

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Overflowing toilet closes Rogersville health department for cleanup

March 6th, 2014 12:26 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Rogersville branch of the Hawkins County Health Department will be closed at least until sometime next week due to an overflowing toilet that ran all night and caused extensive damage.

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Two more arrested in Sullivan County attempted murder

Two more arrested in Sullivan County attempted murder

March 6th, 2014 10:22 am by Rain Smith

The final two of four suspects have been arrested in Sunday's alleged beating and attempted murder of a Sullivan County man.

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US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low

US applications for jobless aid reach 3-month low

March 6th, 2014 9:49 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.

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Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

Witness: Pistorius prayed over his shot girlfriend

March 6th, 2014 8:45 am by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

The testimony in a provincial court was the first detailed, public description of the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp, a 29-year-old model, by the Paralympic champion in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14.

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