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Update: Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles LA

Update: Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles LA

March 29th, 2014 1:55 am by DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered near Los Angeles caused no major damage but jittered nerves throughout the region as dozens of aftershocks struck into the night.

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White House plan targets methane emissions

White House plan targets methane emissions

March 28th, 2014 7:00 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources.

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Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid

Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid

March 28th, 2014 6:00 pm by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a U.S. official said Friday, as Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia's king that the U.S. is not taking too soft a stance in Syria and other Mid

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Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

Slide survivor tells of 'wave' of mud hitting home

March 28th, 2014 3:06 pm by MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.

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Editorial: War on drugs needs a different approach

Editorial: War on drugs needs a different approach

March 28th, 2014 2:30 pm by Editorial staff

The old war on drugs isn't working. Eighty percent of all crime in the United States is related to drug use. Has the imprisonment of people stopped the runaway train of illegal drugs? No, the drug problem has only become worse.

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Wise County man arrested after holding off deputies Friday morning

Wise County man arrested after holding off deputies Friday morning

March 28th, 2014 2:14 pm by Stephen Igo

Deputies and officers from the Coeburn Police Department responded to a call of gunshots at the address.

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Bluff City traffic stop escalates into chase, Elizabethton crash

Bluff City traffic stop escalates into chase, Elizabethton crash

March 28th, 2014 1:22 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The driver, after initially stopping for the officer, reportedly sped away from the scene. A police pursuit ensued with the driver of the Corolla reportedly reaching speeds of more than 90 mph during the chase.

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Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

Police: Sullivan County woman arrested after staging rape

March 28th, 2014 10:34 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's alleged attempt to win her ex-boyfriend back has landed her in jail, as police say she took extraordinary measures to stage being raped during a fabricated home invasion.

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Authorities hunt for rich couple who collected welfare

Authorities hunt for rich couple who collected welfare

March 28th, 2014 9:01 am by By Brittany Shammas, Sun Sentinel (MCT)

The couple owned a $1.2 million yacht, lived in waterfront homes in Minnesota and Florida, and had $3 million tucked away in various bank accounts — all while collecting food stamps, Medicaid and welfare for about a decade.

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Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

Sullivan BOE wants some answers before April 7 action on Innovation Academy budget

March 28th, 2014 8:42 am by Rick Wagner

BOE members say they want answers to some questions before they vote to proceed with a proposed IA STEM platform school budget of $1.47 million for its first year without support from Kingsport City Schools.

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