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Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

Crews race to find survivors of Oklahoma twister

May 21st, 2013 2:32 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT and SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

Emergency crews searched the broken remnants of an Oklahoma City suburb Tuesday for survivors of a massive tornado that flattened homes and demolished an elementary school. At least 24 people were killed, including at least nine children.

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Brotherly brawl prompts Hawkins arrest

Brotherly brawl prompts Hawkins arrest

May 21st, 2013 2:27 pm by Rain Smith

Police were dispatched to a fight in progress on Early Branch Road. Investigation revealed a man became "irate" with his mother and threw a wrench against the house, prompting his brother to exit the home.

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Police say knife-wielding Kingsport man steals his mother's purse, flees from officers

Police say knife-wielding Kingsport man steals his mother's purse, flees from officers

May 21st, 2013 12:10 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man faces multiple charges after allegedly displaying a knife and demanding money from his 75-year-old mother — threatening to kill himself if she didn't comply — then fleeing with her purse, which led to a police pursuit.

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Former IRS chief can't explain targeting of conservative groups

Former IRS chief can't explain targeting of conservative groups

May 21st, 2013 11:47 am by ALAN FRAM and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

The man who led the Internal Revenue Service when it was giving extra scrutiny to tea party and other conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status told Congress on Tuesday that he knew little about what was happening while he was still commissioner.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

May 21st, 2013 11:10 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids

In tornado's wake, worried parents seek out kids

May 21st, 2013 10:00 am by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

For many families, the ordeal ended in bear hugs and tears of joy as loved ones reunited. Others were left to wait in the darkness, hoping for good news while fearing the worst.

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Update: Medical examiner says 24 dead in Oklahoma twister

Update: Medical examiner says 24 dead in Oklahoma twister

May 21st, 2013 7:34 am by NOMAAN MERCHANT and TIM TALLEY, Associated Press

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — State Medical Examiner Spokeswoman Amy Elliott says she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. Authorities said initially that as many as 51 people were dead, including 20 children.

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Gov. Haslam signs bill lowering sales tax on food

May 21st, 2013 7:24 am by Hugh G. Willett, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Tennesseans will pay a little less for groceries under legislation signed into law Monday at a Monroe County grocery store by Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Kingsport BMA not planning on giving more money to schools premium content

May 20th, 2013 10:54 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — As it stands now, Kingsport City Schools will receive no additional operating funds from the city next year. “I think that would be a sad decision,” said Alderwoman Valerie Joh.

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Hawkins County removes ‘private’ speed bumps at Amis Mill Eatery

Hawkins County removes ‘private’ speed bumps at Amis Mill Eatery - VIDEO

May 20th, 2013 10:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — When he installed speed bumps in front of his restaurant, Amis Mill Eatery owner Jake Jacobs was more concerned about keeping his customers safe than obtaining permission from the county.

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