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Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit

Silicon Valley keenly awaits latest Lego robot kit

August 22nd, 2013 7:52 pm by Staff Report

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The new Mindstorms sets, on sale Sept. 1, are simpler for the younger crowd and more versatile for sophisticated users than two earlier versions. The sets make it easy to build basic remote-controlled robots.

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Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

August 22nd, 2013 5:28 pm by Associated Press

DEER TRAIL, Colo. (AP) — Yes, those drones. Shoot ‘em down for $25. With a $100 bounty reward for shooters who bring in debris from an unmanned aircraft “known to be owned or operated by the United States federal government.”

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KPD: Crying child leads to intoxicated father's arrest

KPD: Crying child leads to intoxicated father's arrest

August 22nd, 2013 5:09 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A three-year-old’s cries outside a Kingsport apartment complex at 4 a.m., upset because she couldn’t wake her father, have led to charges of child abuse and neglect.

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Former Coeburn town manager indicted

Former Coeburn town manager indicted

August 22nd, 2013 4:05 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE — In two separate indictments handed down by a Wise County grand Jury on Thursday, former Coeburn Town Manager Loretta Mays faces a total of 135 counts accusing her of stealing funds from a Coeburn recreational facility.

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Slain police officer's son convicted in death

Slain police officer's son convicted in death

August 22nd, 2013 3:54 pm by Associated Press

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his police officer father.

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Jury handed Fort Hood shooting rampage case

Jury handed Fort Hood shooting rampage case

August 22nd, 2013 3:47 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press; PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

The Army psychiatrist on trial for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood passed on his final chance to address jurors before they started deliberating Thursday, even after prosecutors insisted they hand down a verdict that would allow the death penalty.

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Gun discharges in Memphis kindergartener's backpack

Gun discharges in Memphis kindergartener's backpack

August 22nd, 2013 3:01 pm by Associated Press

A gun discharged inside a 5-year-old kindergartener's backpack at a Tennessee elementary school cafeteria on Thursday, though no one was hurt, officials said.

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Student's 'revenge' on tobacco snitch prompts charges

Student's 'revenge' on tobacco snitch prompts charges

August 22nd, 2013 2:06 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to Sullivan Central High School, where a student was punched in the head in shop class. When the 15-year-old fell to the floor, his attacker, 16, allegedly struck him two additional times.

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Johnson City police release name of toddler who died; investigation continues

August 22nd, 2013 10:45 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The Johnson City Police Department released a full incident report Wednesday with the name of a toddler who died Monday after being found unresponsive, although there were few details in the document.

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Tenn. burglar allegedly stripped after breaking into homes

Tenn. burglar allegedly stripped after breaking into homes

August 22nd, 2013 10:23 am by Associated Press

Police in West Tennessee have caught a man charged with breaking into two houses where women were home and taking off his clothes.

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