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Fire destroys century-old barn in Elizabethton

Fire destroys century-old barn in Elizabethton

December 24th, 2013 2:29 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

A fast burning fire destroyed a 100-year-old barn along the Watauga River east of Elizabethton on Christmas Eve.

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Man found dead in abandoned Hawkins County home

Man found dead in abandoned Hawkins County home

December 24th, 2013 1:19 pm by Staff Report

A complaint of a man possibly deceased on Little War Gap Road, Rogersville, led police to the body of Zachery T. Prew, 33, inside an abandoned home.

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Knife pulled in spanking dispute

Knife pulled in spanking dispute

December 24th, 2013 1:06 pm by Rain Smith

A woman told police that her 8-year-old grandson had scratched her on the chest, and when she attempted to whip the child her husband took issue.

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Health care site put to the test as deadline nears

Health care site put to the test as deadline nears

December 24th, 2013 1:05 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

The government's revamped health care website was put to its biggest test yet as a record-breaking surge of Americans rushed to beat Tuesday's extended deadline for signing up for coverage.

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Panel: Tennessee improved child abuse investigations

Panel: Tennessee improved child abuse investigations

December 24th, 2013 1:03 pm by Associated Press

An expert panel tasked with reviewing the Tennessee Department of Children's Services found that the state has taken steps in the past year to improve state investigations into severe child abuse.

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Account of fatal Kingsport crash credits other motorists

Account of fatal Kingsport crash credits other motorists

December 24th, 2013 10:13 am by Nick Shepherd

I wish I knew the names of all the people who were there and who tried to help. I want to thank them for their bravery.

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Student charged with Twitter bomb threat

Student charged with Twitter bomb threat

December 24th, 2013 8:25 am by Associated Press

A Tennessee high school student has been suspended and charged after police say he used Twitter to make a bomb threat.

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White House planning health care blitz in Tenn.

White House planning health care blitz in Tenn.

December 24th, 2013 8:24 am by Associated Press

The Obama administration is planning a blitz of positive information about the Affordable Care Act and the law's various impacts in the state.

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Holiday sales down for 3rd week

Holiday sales down for 3rd week

December 24th, 2013 8:19 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Stores are hoping Americans who've been tight-fisted with their money will get the last-minute itch to buy in the final week of the holiday shopping season.

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Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

December 23rd, 2013 11:13 pm by JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.

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