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KPD: Passed out parents charged with child neglect at Kingsport Aquatic Center

KPD: Passed out parents charged with child neglect at Kingsport Aquatic Center

July 1st, 2013 12:57 pm by Rain Smith

A Bristol, Tenn., couple have been arrested at the Kingsport Aquatic Center after they were reportedly found passed out in a vehicle — one naked, the other with her breast exposed — leaving their young children unattended for at least three hours.

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Eastman breaks ground on new Wales facility

Eastman breaks ground on new Wales facility

July 1st, 2013 12:53 pm by Hank Hayes

The announced plant expansion, located in Newport, Wales, will be a new manufacturing facility capable of producing Therminol 66 and other biphenyl based co-products.

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More elite fire crews go to Ariz. after 19 killed

More elite fire crews go to Ariz. after 19 killed

July 1st, 2013 11:52 am by JACQUES BILLEAUD,Associated Press; JOHN MARSHALL,Associated Press

A sudden wind storm turned an Arizona forest fire into an out-of-control inferno that trapped and killed 19 people, including members of an elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires.

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Ky. girl, 6, dies after being shot by younger brother

Ky. girl, 6, dies after being shot by younger brother

July 1st, 2013 9:07 am by Associated Press

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Hopkinsville say a young girl who was accidentally shot by her younger brother has died.

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Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

Arizona wildfire kills 19 members of elite crew

July 1st, 2013 8:40 am by JACQUES BILLEAUD and JOHN MARSHALL, Associated Press

An elite crew of firefighters trained to battle the nation's fiercest wildfires was overtaken by an out-of-control blaze in Arizona, killing 19 members as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields.

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UPDATE: 19 firefighters killed  battling Arizona blaze

UPDATE: 19 firefighters killed battling Arizona blaze

June 30th, 2013 11:25 pm by Associated Press

YARNELL, Ariz. — A fast-moving wildfire killed 19 firefighters Sunday afternoon after the blaze raced through an Arizona community, a state forestry official told The Associated Press.

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Head of House Judiciary Committee: No 'special pathway to citizenship' for illegals

Head of House Judiciary Committee: No 'special pathway to citizenship' for illegals

June 30th, 2013 9:35 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Sunday that any attempt at comprehensive immigration legislation cannot offer a “special pathway to citizenship” for those in the United States illegally.

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Director of the Sullivan County/Bluff City/Kingsport Animal Control Center  resigns

Director of the Sullivan County/Bluff City/Kingsport Animal Control Center resigns

June 30th, 2013 8:52 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — After just two years on the job, the director of the Sullivan County/Bluff City/Kingsport Animal Control Center has resigned.

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Scott County tax rates unchanged under  2013-14 budget

Scott County tax rates unchanged under 2013-14 budget

June 30th, 2013 6:54 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Real estate and personal property tax rates in Scott County will remain the same for another year after supervisors voted last week to approve the Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget.

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New NSA spying allegations rile European allies

New NSA spying allegations rile European allies

June 30th, 2013 6:52 pm by FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration faced a breakdown in confidence Sunday from key foreign allies who threatened investigations and sanctions against the U.S. over secret surveillance programs.

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