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Bad weather at BMS spring race hurt SMI's bottom line

Bad weather at BMS spring race hurt SMI's bottom line

July 29th, 2015 6:15 pm by Hank Hayes

Economic conditions and bad weather - including a washed out Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway - negatively impacted Speedway Motorsports' (SMI) bottom line in this year's first half.

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Kaine urges gun dealers to stop default sales

Kaine urges gun dealers to stop default sales

July 29th, 2015 5:15 pm by Stephen Igo

Currently, if the background check for a buyer lasts longer than 72 hours, gun dealers can complete the sale even though there is a heightened risk the purchaser is in fact barred from buying a firearm.

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Suspect charged in burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

Suspect charged in burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

July 29th, 2015 2:40 pm by Staff Report

Police say they have arrested the man who cut through a fence at the home of the Kingsport Mets nearly two months ago, then made away with nearly $3,000 in lawn equipment.

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Drug patent dispute emerges as obstacle to Pacific trade deal

Drug patent dispute emerges as obstacle to Pacific trade deal

July 29th, 2015 2:00 pm by By Carter Dougherty, Bloomberg News (TNS)

Drug patent rules are shaping up as one of the thorniest issues standing in the way of a massive Asia-Pacific trade deal as talks get under way in Hawaii.

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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal

July 29th, 2015 2:00 pm by BRIAN BAKST, Associated Press; AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

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Black Lives Matter rally set for Johnson City

Black Lives Matter rally set for Johnson City

July 29th, 2015 1:48 pm by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Organizers hope a Tri-Cities march in less than two weeks will have an impact both locally and as an effective part of a national movement, aiming to show opposition to alleged "police terror" against people of color.

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Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury

July 29th, 2015 1:00 pm by SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press

It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

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Hawkins man indicted on federal child porn charges

Hawkins man indicted on federal child porn charges

July 29th, 2015 12:54 pm by Matthew Lane

The suspect was indicted in U.S. District Court in Greeneville after local authorities found approximately 750 images of child pornography on his laptop computer.

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New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail

New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail

July 29th, 2015 12:00 pm by MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.

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Bulls Gap mayor says town will respond to flag burning incident

Bulls Gap mayor says town will respond to flag burning incident

July 29th, 2015 11:25 am by Jeff Bobo

Bulls Gap Mayor Mike Solomon said Tuesday the town will have a response to the flag burning incident that occurred Sunday afternoon, but whether or not that involves a private prosecution is to be determined.

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