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Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

Assault rifle designer Mikhail Kalashnikov dead at 94

December 23rd, 2013 11:13 pm by JIM HEINTZ, Associated Press

MOSCOW — Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose work as a weapons designer for the Soviet Union is immortalized in the name of the world’s most popular firearm, died Monday at the age of 94.

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Mount Carmel: No perk for workers who decline insurance

Mount Carmel: No perk for workers who decline insurance

December 23rd, 2013 10:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — The Mount Carmel Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted last week to offer no incentive to city employees who opt out of the health insurance program.

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Fire destroys house near Gate City, displaces family of three

Fire destroys house near Gate City, displaces family of three

December 23rd, 2013 9:31 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — One Scott County family is without a home for Christmas after their house near Gate City was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The home’s residents were reportedly out of town when the fire occurred.

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Kingsport sending extra trucks to pick up trash left over from Christmas

Kingsport sending extra trucks to pick up trash left over from Christmas

December 23rd, 2013 9:18 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s Streets and Sanitation Department is sticking with tradition this year by helping families out a little with the post Christmas cleanup.

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Motorist killed in head-on collision on Interstate 26

Motorist killed in head-on collision on Interstate 26

December 23rd, 2013 6:50 pm by Staff Report

A nearly head-on crash killed a motorist Monday afternoon on Interstate 26, according to a news release from Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Thomas M. Patton.

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Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

Last-minute insurance shoppers given grace period

December 23rd, 2013 4:17 pm by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer

"I'm an Obamacare supporter, though I think it is full of problems," Eichenberger said. "I'd like to see the whole system streamlined to be more user-friendly. Keep the basic idea, but don't make me feel like I'm navigating a maze to get a simple checkup.

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Holiday gifting can be vexing for kids of divorce

Holiday gifting can be vexing for kids of divorce

December 23rd, 2013 4:16 pm by LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press

Tomi Tuel remembers a particularly vexing Christmas after her divorce. Her two kids received an Xbox as a gift and hauled it from home to home when it came time to visit their dad.

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Wreck closes eastbound lanes of Interstate 26

Wreck closes eastbound lanes of Interstate 26

December 23rd, 2013 2:03 pm by Staff Report

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 26 at mile marker nine in Sullivan County are closed following an accident involving a tractor-trailer and a vehicle.

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10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

10-year sentence in oxycodone trafficking case

December 23rd, 2013 9:27 am by Staff Report

A Morristown man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his oxycodone distribution conviction.

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Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

Iraq veterans find the war is at home with red tape

December 23rd, 2013 9:26 am by By Alexandra Zavis, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Glenda Flowers stood at the edge of a crowd of angry veterans at San Francisco’s War Memorial building. They had been waiting months, even years, to hear whether they would receive disability benefits, and they were tired of excuses.

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