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Drug raid: Authorities say Operation Up in Smoke nets thousands of banned substances

Drug raid: Authorities say Operation Up in Smoke nets thousands of banned substances

October 3rd, 2013 9:09 pm by Stephen Igo

Authorities on Thursday released a list of banned synthetic substances, cash and firearms seized during a series of coordinated raids at a variety of locations in Wise County last Friday.

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Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

Gulf Coast braces for Tropical Storm Karen

October 3rd, 2013 8:35 pm by KEVIN McGILL and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From a tiny, vulnerable island off the Louisiana coast to the beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Gulf Coast residents prepared Thursday for a possible hit from Tropical Storm Karen.

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Clayton Homes offers home inspired by Duck Dynasty

Clayton Homes offers home inspired by Duck Dynasty

October 3rd, 2013 8:04 pm by Associated Press

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Clayton Homes is offering a new house inspired by one of the stars of the Duck Dynasty reality show.

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Haslam pledges to increase Tenn. teacher salaries

Haslam pledges to increase Tenn. teacher salaries

October 3rd, 2013 7:55 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam pledged Thursday to improve the salaries of the state's teachers amid criticism of his education commissioner who has proposed changes that include tying teacher licenses to student test data.

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Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

Shutdown jeopardizes nutrition program for poor

October 3rd, 2013 7:52 pm by MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

Pennsylvania and other states say they can operate WIC at least through the end of October, easing fears among officials that it would run out of money within days. But advocates and others worry what will happen if the shutdown drags on beyond that.

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Byrns indicted on charges stemming from high-speed chase that injured state trooper

Byrns indicted on charges stemming from high-speed chase that injured state trooper

October 3rd, 2013 5:35 pm by Wes Bunch

A Kingsport man was indicted by a Scott County grand jury on more than a dozen felony charges Thursday for allegedly causing a high-speed chase earlier this year that left VSP Trooper Jamie Lawson severely injured.

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JC man charged in death of infant

JC man charged in death of infant

October 3rd, 2013 3:03 pm by NET News Service

Jonathan L. Cravens, 27, 1298 W. Jackson Blvd., Apt. 21, was charged with felony child abuse/neglect. Police said he was the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother and was caring for the infant.

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Hawkins commission barely approves budget, avoids state funding freeze

Hawkins commission barely approves budget, avoids state funding freeze

October 3rd, 2013 2:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County was one vote from failing to approve its 2013-14 budget Thursday, the consequences of which would have been dire for the county government and county school system.

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Woman steals jailed son's sex toys, movies

Woman steals jailed son's sex toys, movies

October 3rd, 2013 1:38 pm by Rain Smith

A Rogersville woman allegedly entered her son's residence while he was incarcerated, stealing an estimated $4,000 in property.

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Prostitution complaints lead to Pennington Gap arrests

Prostitution complaints lead to Pennington Gap arrests

October 3rd, 2013 12:55 pm by Rain Smith

For approximately a month police had received reports of women standing along the streets, with witnesses spotting them being picked up by passing motorists.

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