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Bank heist hindered by holiday

Bank heist hindered by holiday

October 15th, 2014 3:18 pm by Rain Smith

A woman reported a bank robbery in Wise, Va., noting that the lights were on but no one would come to the door — therefore it must be a hostage situation.

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CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

CDC: Nurse exposed to Ebola should not have flown

October 15th, 2014 3:13 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

A top federal health official said Wednesday that a Texas nurse exposed to the Ebola virus never should have taken a flight from Cleveland to the Dallas area.

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Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

Tennesseans urged to fight 'voter suppression'

October 15th, 2014 3:11 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Cooper said the tougher voting laws are examples of "voter suppression," and the way to fight back is to have heavy voter turnout, particularly from blacks and younger voters.

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Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

Killer of country comic 'Stringbean' gets parole

October 15th, 2014 3:10 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Akemans were fatally shot in 1973 as they returned home following a performance of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Stringbean also performed on the TV program "Hee Haw."

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Sullivan school enrollment to drop 16%

Sullivan school enrollment to drop 16%

October 15th, 2014 1:19 pm by Rick Wagner

BLOUNTVILLE — Sullivan County public schools will see an enrollment decline of 16 percent over the next 10 years according to the facilitator of a school facilities study.

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Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

Police: Man steals ride to give ride, gets trip to jail

October 15th, 2014 11:52 am by Rain Smith

A thief's hold on a vehicle lasted mere minutes on Wednesday, according to Kingsport police, as he obliged a woman's request for a ride by stealing a pickup, then drove it to where her boyfriend was being arrested one block away.

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The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

The Abortion Wars: For abortion foes, a national strategy built at the state level

October 15th, 2014 8:39 am by By Alana Semuels and Maria L. La Ganga, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The numbers have changed little over the decades: A majority of Americans support abortion. But across the country, the anti-abortion movement has recorded major success in the last four years.

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Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola in Dallas

October 15th, 2014 8:36 am by By Claire Cardona, The Dallas Morning News (MCT)

The worker reported a fever Tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital, health department spokeswoman Carrie Williams said in a written statement.

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Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

Road work ahead: TDOT gives area officials update on large projects

October 15th, 2014 8:08 am by J. H. Osborne

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey noted that the state's gasoline tax has not been increased since the late 1980s, and said funding concerns for TDOT have left the state's approach to roads as one primarily of maintenance, not improvement.

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Rural Health shuts down clinics at both Hawkins high schools

Rural Health shuts down clinics at both Hawkins high schools

October 15th, 2014 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

Prior to the beginning of the 2014-15 school year the Rural Health Services Consortium Inc. notified Hawkins County Schools that the School based Health Clinics at Cherokee and Volunteer high schools would not be staffed.

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