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KPD cleared of excessive force in June shooting, suspect indicted

KPD cleared of excessive force in June shooting, suspect indicted

August 27th, 2013 3:47 pm by Nick Shepherd

A grand jury today decided that the Kingsport Police Department did not use excessive force in a June shooting.

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Crews report progress against Yosemite-area fire

Crews report progress against Yosemite-area fire

August 27th, 2013 2:27 pm by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press; TRACIE CONE, Associated Press

Firefighters gained some ground Tuesday against the huge wildfire burning forest lands in the western Sierra Nevada, including parts of Yosemite National Park.

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US consumer confidence rises in August

US consumer confidence rises in August

August 27th, 2013 2:19 pm by PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer

Americans' confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months.

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Charges against high-speed pursuit suspect bound over to Scott grand jury

Charges against high-speed pursuit suspect bound over to Scott grand jury

August 27th, 2013 2:08 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Jason T. Byrns, of Kingsport, is facing charges of attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer and felony eluding arrest as a result of the April 2013 chase and wreck, which left a Virginia state trooper with a severe spinal injury.

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Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

Some school districts quit healthier lunch program

August 27th, 2013 2:06 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

After just one year, some schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program

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Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

Syria vows to defend itself as pressure grows

August 27th, 2013 11:14 am by ALBERT AJI, Associated Press

Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday his country would defend itself using "all means available" in case of a U.S. strike, denying his government was behind an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus.

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Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

Editorial: United States has no good options in Syria

August 27th, 2013 8:43 am by Editorial staff

Under increased pressure to militarily intervene in Syria, the administration should heed not only the will of the American people but informed voices.

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1963 march inspired Latinos in civil rights fight

1963 march inspired Latinos in civil rights fight

August 27th, 2013 8:07 am by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

As thousands of marchers made their way to the nation's capital in August 1963 for what was officially billed as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Maria Varela stayed put in the Deep South with no plans to participate.

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For some returning veterans, police work is a natural choice

For some returning veterans, police work is a natural choice

August 27th, 2013 7:47 am by By Gary Peterson, Contra Costa Times (MCT)

Unlike many veterans who leave military service with no idea where their next job is coming from, Star Cazador had it all figured out — what she would do, where she would do it, and how much she would like it.

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Hawkins commissioner: Proposed budget would reduce Rogersville, Kingsport  tax revenue

Hawkins commissioner: Proposed budget would reduce Rogersville, Kingsport tax revenue

August 26th, 2013 11:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The proposed 2013-14 Hawkins County budget is advertised as having no property tax increase, but one commissioner said a proposed shift in county school property tax allocations will cost Rogersville.

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