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TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

TVA board to vote on replacing coal plant with natural gas

August 21st, 2014 7:22 am by Associated Press

TVA committed to install emission controls or retire the Memphis plant's coal units by December 2018 under a 2011 agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce emissions across its coal-fired generating fleet.

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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

August 21st, 2014 7:11 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.

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Ground broken at future home of Bridge Home animal shelter

Ground broken at future home of Bridge Home animal shelter

August 20th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A break in the rain on Wednesday allowed enough time for dozens of people to witness the groundbreaking for the Tri-cities first and only no-kill animal shelter.

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Man allegedly steals $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

Man allegedly steals $10K in goods from Kingsport employer

August 20th, 2014 6:00 pm by Rain Smith

A Jonesborough man faces felony charges after allegedly stealing more than $10,000 worth of merchandise from his Kingsport employer and posting them for sale online — along with his cell phone number as a means of contact.

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Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

Obama vows 'justice' after militants behead U.S. journalist

August 20th, 2014 5:00 pm by By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

"No faith teaches people to massacre innocents," Obama said. "No just god would stand for what they did."

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Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

August 20th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

At the time she was hired as an administrative services assistant in 2011, Tennessee State Museum officials were not aware the suspect was a convicted felon on parole for a theft of property of over $60,000.

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Hawkins County pastor builds 'Utopia' on FOX TV

Hawkins County pastor builds 'Utopia' on FOX TV

August 20th, 2014 2:56 pm by Marci Gore

A local pastor will be one of 15 people tasked with creating a utopian society on a new FOX TV reality show. "Utopia," will premiere with a special two-hour event at 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 7.

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Wise County officers raising money to buy headstone for slain toddler

Wise County officers raising money to buy headstone for slain toddler

August 20th, 2014 11:45 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Following a plea agreement by the child's mother, the law enforcement team that worked the case of 2-year-old Emma Baldwin's death have decided to raise funds to provide a headstone for Emma's grave.

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Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 7:28 am by By Alana Semuels and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The executioner then displays a second man, identified as another missing American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatens to kill him if President Barack Obama does not act, presumably to halt U.S. bombing of Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

August 19th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign is called "It Has To Stop" and features a website with links for visitors to join nonprofits and other groups in the effort to curb trafficking in Tennessee and abroad.

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