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Food bank official stresses importance of federal nutrition aid in farm bill

May 17th, 2013 11:41 pm by Hank Hayes

BLOUNTVILLE — Congress is once again working on a farm bill, and that’s “a really big deal” for food banks, Feeding America executive Carrie Calvert said during a regional chamber legislative breakfast Friday.

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Treasury officials were told of IRS probe last summer

Treasury officials were told of IRS probe last summer

May 17th, 2013 5:53 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that investigators were looking into complaints from tea party groups that they were being harassed by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Former student's reminiscent stroll spurs lockdown at Hawkins school

Former student's reminiscent stroll spurs lockdown at Hawkins school

May 17th, 2013 4:43 pm by Rain Smith

A former student of Carter's Valley Elementary School inadvertently sent the facility into lockdown mode Friday, as his reminiscent stroll through the grounds prompted a call to police of suspicious activity.

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Kingsport Aquatic Center officially opens

Kingsport Aquatic Center officially opens

May 17th, 2013 11:27 am by Matthew Lane

The Kingsport Aquatic Center officially opened its doors Friday morning before an assembled crowd of elected officials, city staff, chamber of commerce representatives and YMCA staff.

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Some lost everything to North Texas tornado

Some lost everything to North Texas tornado

May 17th, 2013 11:15 am by DAVID WARREN and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — Raul Rodriguez counts himself a lucky man.

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Arias victim's family makes dramatic statement

Arias victim's family makes dramatic statement

May 17th, 2013 10:05 am by BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press

Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered.

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ETSU student held at gunpoint while fraternity house burglarized

May 17th, 2013 8:38 am by NET News Service

An East Tennessee State University student was held at gunpoint while his fraternity house in the Tree Streets was burglarized early Wednesday morning, according to a police report.

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UT President Joe DiPietro, Stacey Campfield spar over 'Sex Week'

UT President Joe DiPietro, Stacey Campfield spar over 'Sex Week'

May 17th, 2013 8:04 am by Tom Humphrey, Knoxville News-Sentinel

NASHVILLE — University of Tennessee President Joe DiPietro defended the Knoxville campus’s spring “Sex Week” program under critical questioning Thursday from state Sen. Stacey Campfield in a legislative hearing.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

May 17th, 2013 7:51 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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Wash. state releases draft rules for legal pot

Wash. state releases draft rules for legal pot

May 17th, 2013 7:48 am by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state took their first stab at setting rules for the state's new marijuana industry Thursday, nearly eight months after voters here legalized pot for adults.

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