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Northeast Tennessee lawmakers split on annexation issues

Northeast Tennessee lawmakers split on annexation issues

January 5th, 2014 6:45 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Opinions vary among Northeast Tennessee lawmakers on the future of legislation to require all municipal annexations in the state to be voted on by residents in the area to be annexed.

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Health law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo

Health law leaves volunteer firefighting in limbo

January 5th, 2014 5:37 pm by ALANNA DURKIN, Associated Press

Fire chiefs and lawmakers are working to protect the system of volunteer firefighting that has served rural America for more than a century but is threatened by an ambiguity in President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

Some states confirm water pollution from drilling

January 5th, 2014 5:05 pm by KEVIN BEGOS, Associated Press

In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them.

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Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

Tennessee expecting coldest weather in more than a decade

January 5th, 2014 2:56 pm by Associated Press

Parts of Tennessee were facing the prospect of single-digit temperatures and wind chills as much as 15 to 18 degrees below zero as a mass of arctic air headed for the state Sunday afternoon.

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Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

Kerry: U.S. support, but no troops, for Iraq

January 5th, 2014 2:32 pm by DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.

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Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

Top 10 most viewed news stories of 2013

January 5th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff reports

Most viewed news stories for the past year include Kingsport flooding, a family who lost everything to the flood, a body found at an intersection, a dump truck falling off I-26, Elf on a shelf and an account of a fatal crash, among others.

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Rodman names  team for exhibition in North Korea

Rodman names team for exhibition in North Korea

January 4th, 2014 10:48 pm by DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

Dennis Rodman has named a team of former NBA players to play an exhibition basketball game in Pyongyang, North Korea.

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Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

Northeast Tennessee lawmakers: No battle plan yet for war on meth

January 4th, 2014 9:56 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — Northeast Tennessee lawmakers admit they don’t have a good feel for how to combat methamphetamine use.

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Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

Judge refuses to dismiss smoke shop owners’ suit against Kingsport, Bristol

January 4th, 2014 9:47 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — Sullivan County has been dismissed from a federal lawsuit filed by four local smoke shop owners challenging local bans of synthetic drugs.

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Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

Take measures to protect pipes during extreme cold

January 4th, 2014 8:17 pm by J. H. Osborne

National Weather Service forecasters project temperatures well below freezing beginning overnight Sunday and continuing through Tuesday.

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