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Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

April 15th, 2015 10:27 am by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Aaron Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

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Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

April 15th, 2015 8:45 am by Associated Press

Tennessee House members are preparing for another run Wednesday at making the Bible the official book of Tennessee. Time ran out on a raucous debate Tuesday about whether the measure would run afoul of the state and federal constitutions.

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Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

April 15th, 2015 8:12 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County leaders agreed Tuesday to make more space available for two courthouse programs that are helping reduce jail expenses by providing treatment to offenders with addiction and mental issues.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

Kingsport aims to attract adventure tourism

April 14th, 2015 6:30 pm by Matthew Lane

City leaders have approved a measure requesting the city limits as an Adventure Tourism District. Businesses that would qualify for state tax credits include kayaking, all-terrain vehicles, equine activities, rappelling, hang-gliding and shooting sports.

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Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

Fugitives in Kingsport attempted murder case arrested in S.C.

April 14th, 2015 4:39 pm by Rain Smith

A suspect in a recent attempted murder at a Kingsport hotel has been arrested in South Carolina, along with a female accomplice who allegedly aided in his flight from the region.

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Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

Hawkins County school system honors top teachers

April 14th, 2015 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

During a ceremony held last week, Hawkins County schools honored teachers chosen as this year's best of the best at each school as well as the top elementary, middle and high school teacher for the whole system.

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String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

String of stolen spectacles spurs Kingsport arrest

April 14th, 2015 2:52 pm by Rain Smith

A man has been arrested after swiping a combined 30 pairs of eyeglasses from Kingsport opticians, according to police, then leading a foot chase across Fort Henry Drive before he was tackled by an officer.

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Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

Video: Demo at TCRA covers proper firearm packing

April 14th, 2015 1:21 pm by Hank Hayes

With more people flying, more of them are also packing firearms and doing the wrong thing by trying to get them through airport security checkpoints. Four guns were confiscated last year at Tri-Cities Regional Airport, with two already taken this year.

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