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FCC weighs permitting cellphone use on planes

FCC weighs permitting cellphone use on planes

November 21st, 2013 7:28 pm by JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Rules against making cellphone calls during airline flights are “outdated,” and it’s time to change them, federal regulators said Thursday, drawing immediate howls of protest from flight attendants, airline officials and others.

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Fla. congressman enters rehab after cocaine charge

Fla. congressman enters rehab after cocaine charge

November 21st, 2013 6:49 pm by MICHAEL J. MISHAK, Associated Press

Florida Republican Rep. Henry “Trey” Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year’s probation, said Thursday he has checked himself into a rehabilitation center.

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Police: Man exposing himself toward school didn’t have sexual motive

Police: Man exposing himself toward school didn’t have sexual motive

November 21st, 2013 3:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police believe a Hawkins County man accused of exposing himself in the direction of Rogersville City School Wednesday afternoon didn’t have a sexual motive.

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Man on bath salts impersonates chicken, lands in jail

Man on bath salts impersonates chicken, lands in jail

November 21st, 2013 2:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill man told police Monday evening his name was “Don Juan” and he was pretending to be a chicken in the yard of a total stranger to scare away the “imaginary people.”

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Party invite via 911 lands man in jail

Party invite via 911 lands man in jail

November 21st, 2013 1:37 pm by Rain Smith

Despite being warned about his "numerous" non-emergency calls to police, an intoxicated Kingsport man dialed 911 to invite officers to a cookout.

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State links strain of E. coli to animal waste

State links strain of E. coli to animal waste

November 21st, 2013 12:49 pm by Associated Press

State officials have confirmed that a strain of E. coli that sickened nine children has been matched to animal waste collected at an East Tennessee dairy farm that sells raw milk.

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ETSU president takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers

ETSU president takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers

November 21st, 2013 12:47 pm by NET News Service

East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland took to Twitter Thursday to thank ETSU and the community for the "outpouring of support" he has received since being injured in a car crash earlier this week in Johnson City.

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Volunteers help get Santa Train ready to roll

Volunteers help get Santa Train ready to roll

November 21st, 2013 6:36 am by J. H. Osborne

Wednesday was the traditional “packing party” for the Santa Train. The event brings together volunteers from throughout the region each year. For some it has become almost as much of a tradition as going to see the train itself.

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Tenn. couples in gay marriage suit seek injunction

Tenn. couples in gay marriage suit seek injunction

November 21st, 2013 6:20 am by Associated Press

The couples filed a suit in Nashville challenging Tennessee laws that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages. They claim in court filings that the laws violate constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

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Ex-cops charged in Kentucky brothel slayings

Ex-cops charged in Kentucky brothel slayings

November 21st, 2013 6:14 am by BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

Authorities believe they have finally solved the murders of two workers at a Kentucky massage parlor with the arrest of two former police officers — including the lead investigator in the case.

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