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New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

New GOP shutdown/debt plan, but no agreement yet

October 11th, 2013 1:18 pm by ALAN FRAM and DAVID ESPO, Associated Press

House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the 11-day partial government shutdown as part of a framework that would include cuts in benefit programs, officials said Friday.

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Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting

Ex-cop waved off bystanders before shooting

October 11th, 2013 1:03 pm by VICKI SMITH, Associated Press

The ex-police officer who opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia was a trained shooter who knew how to kill, yet federal officials said Thursday that he waved people away moments before he started spraying bullets into the glass facade.

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Teen drives down embankment while looking at phone

Teen drives down embankment while looking at phone

October 11th, 2013 12:54 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly before 10 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a single-car crash on Fort Henry Drive, near Colonial Heights Road. A Volkswagen Jetta was found approximately 30 feet down an embankment, where it had then hit a tree.

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Update: Rogersville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police

Update: Rogersville man charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting at police

October 11th, 2013 8:38 am by Rain Smith

A Rogersville man who exchanged gunfire with police on Thursday night first went to a neighbor's home while he was armed and drinking, according to investigators, and may have shot at individuals on a hay ride.

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Poll: Americans find little to like in Washington

Poll: Americans find little to like in Washington

October 11th, 2013 6:57 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.

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Two arrested on child neglect charges

Two arrested on child neglect charges

October 10th, 2013 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

One suspect was allegedly intoxicated at a Blountville school, while the other reportedly stumbled and fell on top of a 3-year-old in a Kingsport parking lot.

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Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

Autoerotic asphyxiation possible in Castro death

October 10th, 2013 4:26 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro's death by hanging in his prison cell may not have been suicide after all but an ill-fated attempt to choke himself for a sexual thrill, authorities said in a report issued Thursday.

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Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

October 10th, 2013 1:56 pm by Rain Smith

Warrants were served on the supervisor of a Sullivan County children's center on Thursday, marking the second arrest in an investigation of alleged sex and alcohol at the facility.

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Woman in bogus online romance used boyfriend's credit card for month-long pizza binge

Woman in bogus online romance used boyfriend's credit card for month-long pizza binge

October 10th, 2013 1:18 pm by Jeff Bobo

A month long pizza binge landed a Hawkins County teen in jail after she allegedly bought pies in Church Hill on 18 separate occasions this past June using a debit card number stolen from the online boyfriend she was scamming.

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KFD turns attention to kitchen for Fire Prevention Week

KFD turns attention to kitchen for Fire Prevention Week - VIDEO

October 10th, 2013 11:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Fire Prevention Week has officially started, and the Kingsport Fire Department has chosen to focus on the cause of most home fires — cooking.

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