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Mount Carmel BMA upholds firing of  officer accused in pill theft sting

Mount Carmel BMA upholds firing of officer accused in pill theft sting - VIDEO

July 29th, 2013 11:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — Following a four-hour hearing Monday which included lengthy testimony about a pill theft “setup” of former Mount Carmel Police Lt. Chris Jones, the board of Mayor and Aldermen voted 4-2 to uphold Jones’ firing in April.

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Russian anti-gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

Russian anti-gay laws impact Olympics, vodka sales

July 29th, 2013 6:39 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Russian vodka and the Winter Olympics in Sochi are the prime targets as gays in the United States and elsewhere propose boycotts and other tactics to convey their outrage over Russia’s intensifying campaign against gay-rights activism.

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Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

Panel backs lung cancer screening for some smokers

July 29th, 2013 6:27 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press

“The evidence shows we can prevent a substantial number of lung cancer deaths by screening” — about 20,000 of the 160,000 that occur each year in the United States, said Dr. Michael LeFevre, a task force leader and physician at the University of Missouri.

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Eastman posts "best ever" earnings, 32 percent sales increase

Eastman posts "best ever" earnings, 32 percent sales increase

July 29th, 2013 5:00 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT - Eastman Chemical Co. reported “best ever” earnings and a 32 percent increase in sales in this year’s second-quarter financial results compared to the second quarter of 2012.

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Police: Call about drugs in backpack leads to bath salts charges

Police: Call about drugs in backpack leads to bath salts charges

July 29th, 2013 4:51 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — Two people were arrested on drug charges after a complaint about a man carrying drugs in a backpack, according to police.

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Swiss TV: Police say 44 injured in train collision

Swiss TV: Police say 44 injured in train collision

July 29th, 2013 3:42 pm by Associated Press

At least 44 people were injured, four of them seriously, in a head-on collision of two trains in western Switzerland late Monday, Swiss television reported, citing police.

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Estimate of French diamond heist raised to $136M

Estimate of French diamond heist raised to $136M

July 29th, 2013 3:28 pm by JAMEY KEATEN,Associated Press

Wearing a scarf to mask his face, the gunman held up at least three security guards and then fled the luxury Cannes hotel roughly a minute later with $136 million in diamond jewelry, more than twice the initial estimated worth of the loot.

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Police find man lying in road with pillow, liquor

Police find man lying in road with pillow, liquor

July 29th, 2013 3:14 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly before 6 a.m., police responded to a report of a man sprawled across Princeton Road. The caller said the man appears to be alive, but is unresponsive.

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Tennessee school districts show sustained growth on statewide assessments

Tennessee school districts show sustained growth on statewide assessments

July 29th, 2013 2:20 pm by Staff Report

Scores increased for the majority of districts in nearly every subject. The district-by-district results follow continued improvement at the state level, where students made gains, particularly in STEM subjects.

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Man charged with kidnapping Kingsport children

Man charged with kidnapping Kingsport children

July 29th, 2013 1:09 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A man has been arrested for reportedly taking his girlfriend's children during a weekend domestic dispute, forcing Kingsport police to contact him several times before the children were located.

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