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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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Final defendants sentenced in Kingsport counterfeiting scheme

Final defendants sentenced in Kingsport counterfeiting scheme

November 25th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Prosecutors say the defendants stole ink cartridges and purchased a scanner, paper and other equipment to make counterfeit $5 and $20 bills, then passed the money at various retail businesses.

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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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VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

VW policy for Tenn. plant sets off labor scramble

November 25th, 2014 12:28 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

To some, the policy may open the door to the union eventually representing all workers in contract negotiations. To others, it may undercut the union by giving an opposing group an official voice at the plant.

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