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Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight

Senate steps back from brink in nominations fight

July 16th, 2013 5:43 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate stepped away from the brink of a meltdown on Tuesday, clearing the way for confirmation of several of President Barack Obama’s nominees long blocked by Republicans.

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Accused dog fighter takes plea on animal cruelty charges

Accused dog fighter takes plea on animal cruelty charges

July 16th, 2013 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

As part of a plea agreement Monday one count of felony dog fighting was dismissed against a Knoxville man whose 21 dogs and 30 chickens were discovered near a suspected training pit during a forest fire in rural Hawkins County this past November.

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Update: Surgoinsville bridge to close Thursday morning

Update: Surgoinsville bridge to close Thursday morning

July 16th, 2013 2:51 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Highway Superintendent Lowell Bean said Wednesday that barricade equipment has now been received and the Longs Bend Road bridge will be closed beginning Thursday.

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Pilot Flying J to repay trucking companies

Pilot Flying J to repay trucking companies

July 16th, 2013 12:03 pm by Associated Press

The truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay back the trucking companies that were cheated out of fuel rebates.

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Woman arrested in alleged Kingsport home invasion

Woman arrested in alleged Kingsport home invasion

July 16th, 2013 10:36 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport resident's unsolicited visitor led to a late Monday night arrest, as he was reportedly awakened by an unknown woman standing in his bedroom.

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Goldman's profit doubles, helped by underwriting

Goldman's profit doubles, helped by underwriting

July 16th, 2013 9:02 am by CHRISTINA REXRODE, AP Business Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Goldman Sachs says its second-quarter profit doubled, boosted by a surge in stock and bond underwriting.

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VW marks 5 years in Chattanooga

VW marks 5 years in Chattanooga

July 16th, 2013 8:47 am by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is celebrating five years in Chattanooga.

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Juror: Zimmerman jury was initially split

Juror: Zimmerman jury was initially split

July 16th, 2013 8:29 am by Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — As they began deliberating in George Zimmerman's murder trial, three of the six jurors wanted to acquit him while the other three wanted to convict him of either murder or manslaughter, one of the jurors said.

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Filibuster fight could prompt tougher battles

Filibuster fight could prompt tougher battles

July 16th, 2013 8:22 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The threat by majority Democrats to change Senate rules to make confirmation easier for some nominees could open up two cans of worms that could weaken the chamber's minority party for years to come.

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Text message and ceramic fragments point to Hawkins tire slashing suspect

Text message and ceramic fragments point to Hawkins tire slashing suspect

July 16th, 2013 8:14 am by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — A Church Hill woman denied slashing her boyfriend’s tire after an argument Sunday afternoon, but a telltale text and fragments of broken ceramic allegedly said otherwise.

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