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Cities, states take on wages

Cities, states take on wages

December 9th, 2013 3:22 pm by By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT)

Legislators and voters in five states and in four local governments this year approved measures raising the minimum wage above the current national rate of $7.25 an hour, in one case as high as $15 an hour.

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DUI suspect parrots police radio

DUI suspect parrots police radio

December 9th, 2013 3:06 pm by Rain Smith

A deputy responded to a crash on Bloomingdale Road, locating a Mazda pickup over an embankment. The driver was found walking in the road on unsteady feet and addressed the officer with slurred speech.

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Auto burglars break out windows at Kingsport Aquatics Center

Auto burglars break out windows at Kingsport Aquatics Center

December 9th, 2013 2:39 pm by Staff Report

Burglars broke out windows in three separate vehicles outside the Kingsport YMCA and Aquatics Center on Sunday afternoon, with police saying that in each instance a purse had been left in plain view.

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Blountville woman dies from injuries in Fort Henry crash

Blountville woman dies from injuries in Fort Henry crash

December 9th, 2013 1:11 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton says police have interviewed numerous witnesses to the crash to sort through the incident, with an investigation continuing.

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Daughter allegedly helps mom fight off would-be Dollar Store robber

Daughter allegedly helps mom fight off would-be Dollar Store robber

December 9th, 2013 12:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men who attempted to rob a woman at a Dollar General Store near Church Hill last week before the victim’s daughter reportedly helped fight off the attacker.

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Tech giants call for controls on gov't snooping

Tech giants call for controls on gov't snooping

December 9th, 2013 12:10 pm by DANICA KIRKA, Associated Press

As part of a global campaign to reform data collection, Google, Facebook, Apple and others said concerns over national security should be weighed against individual rights.

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Missing Bulls Gap man found deceased in field near home

Missing Bulls Gap man found deceased in field near home

December 9th, 2013 11:16 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who has been missing since Nov. 15 was found Saturday deceased in a field near his home.

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Pets in local classrooms teaching many kinds of lessons

Pets in local classrooms teaching many kinds of lessons

December 9th, 2013 8:58 am by Marci Gore

Erin Eberhart says a little guinea pig named Gertie has taught her kindergarten students at Sulpher Springs Elementary in Jonesborough to take an interest in something other than themselves.

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Tennessee man rescues woman from burning vehicle

Tennessee man rescues woman from burning vehicle

December 9th, 2013 8:22 am by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Tennessee man rescued a woman just before her vehicle was engulfed in flames.

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Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

December 9th, 2013 8:16 am by DAN GELSTON MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press

The seemingly never-ending storm that coated parts of Texas in ice struck with unexpected force on the East Coast, blanketing some spots in a foot of snow, grinding highways to a halt and causing scattered school closures or delays.

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