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On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate tries

On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate tries

October 15th, 2013 11:01 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

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KPD warns citizens to be cautious with door-to-door solicitation

KPD warns citizens to be cautious with door-to-door solicitation

October 15th, 2013 3:49 pm by Nick Shepherd

If you have had someone come to your door trying to sell magazines over the past week, the Kingsport Police Department wants you to know that these companies have been doing so unlawfully.

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Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

Two girls arrested in Florida bullying case

October 15th, 2013 3:36 pm by JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press; MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.

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Vote on  GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

Vote on GOP plan delayed as debt deadline nears

October 15th, 2013 3:34 pm by DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican efforts to pass legislation averting a Treasury default and ending a partial government shutdown collapsed, and one of the country’s top ratings firms warned of a possible downgrade in the nation’s creditworthiness.

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Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

Traffic stop leads to multiple drug charges for passenger

October 15th, 2013 3:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — After a routine investigation, Willie Johnson was found to be in possession of a purple bag containing multiple small baggies of crack cocaine and marijuana which was packaged for resale, according to the police report.

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More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

October 15th, 2013 3:30 pm by By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

More than half of fast-food workers’ families receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast-food work

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Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15th, 2013 3:25 pm by JEFF DONN, AP National Writer

The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study.

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Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

October 15th, 2013 1:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he accused his wife of having an affair and said he had beat up her lover with a baseball bat, according to a police report.

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Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

October 15th, 2013 10:27 am by Stephen Igo

Firefighters snuffed a blaze involving a coal conveyor belt system in Wise County early Tuesday near Norton.

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Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

October 15th, 2013 9:22 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

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