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Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

March 28th, 2014 8:42 am by Rick Wagner

BOE members say they want answers to some questions before they vote to proceed with a proposed IA STEM platform school budget of $1.47 million for its first year without support from Kingsport City Schools.

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I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

I-26, Tenn. 75 construction ramping up

March 28th, 2014 8:06 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

A more than $14 million project aimed at keeping infrastructure improvements in step with growth at the Interstate 26/Tenn. Highway 75 interchange in Gray continues to progress with an estimated completion date of August 2015.

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Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

Technology hindered, helped search for Flight 370

March 28th, 2014 8:03 am by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

In this day and age of constant connection, the public has been surprised to learn that radar and satellites aren't actually all-seeing, cellphone locations aren't always traceable and key data about the plane is only recorded, not transmitted in real tim

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Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

Ramsey: Pay raises, higher ed funding face cuts

March 28th, 2014 7:57 am by Associated Press

Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says worse-than-expected revenue collections could force Tennessee to cancel planned pay raises for state employees and reduce planned investments in higher education.

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Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

Obama says more than 6M signed up for health care

March 27th, 2014 9:30 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.

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Former Kingsport priest seeks appeal of sex abuse conviction

Former Kingsport priest seeks appeal of sex abuse conviction

March 27th, 2014 8:30 pm by Matthew Lane

William Casey was convicted in 2011 of first-degree sexual misconduct and two counts of aggravated rape. Prosecutors charged Casey sexually abused an altar boy shortly after becoming a priest at St. Dominic's Catholic Church.

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Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

Christie cleared in his own probe, but others loom

March 27th, 2014 7:30 pm by ANGELA DELLI SANTI and GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press

The investigation concluded Christie had no knowledge beforehand of lane closings Sept. 9-12 near the George Washington Bridge between New Jersey and New York that caused four days of massive gridlock in the community of Fort Lee

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Reckless driving blamed on low fuel, robbers

Reckless driving blamed on low fuel, robbers

March 27th, 2014 4:45 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect ran a stop sign to enter West Stone Drive — forcing a pair of other drivers to, "abruptly skid to avoid a collision" — with police later locating a syringe "between his buttocks."

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Congress backs bills to aid Ukraine

Congress backs bills to aid Ukraine

March 27th, 2014 4:44 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

In a show of solidarity with President Barack Obama, Congress spoke with one voice Thursday against Russia's annexation of Crimea, overwhelmingly backing legislation in the House and Senate to aid cash-strapped Ukraine and punish Russia.

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Police seek info on Sullivan County arsons

Police seek info on Sullivan County arsons

March 27th, 2014 3:54 pm by Staff Report

Officials are attributing a pair of fires that occurred two days apart in southwest Sullivan County to arson, with two automobiles and three ATVs destroyed in one of the incidents.

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