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Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson

Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson

July 2nd, 2015 1:00 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press; RAY HENRY, Associated Press

As investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural South Carolina black church rebuilt after the KKK torched it 20 years ago, statistics show church fires are not unusual, and that the majority in recent years were not intentionally set.

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UPDATE: Printed materials in mailbox led to temporary airport shutdown

UPDATE: Printed materials in mailbox led to temporary airport shutdown

July 2nd, 2015 12:11 pm by Hank Hayes

The situation triggered a response from more than a half dozen federal, state and local agencies, according to TCRA Executive Director Patrick Wilson.

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Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion

July 2nd, 2015 12:00 pm by RYAN VAN VELZER, Associated Press

Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S.

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Judge sentences couple caught with meth while being arrested for probation violations

Judge sentences couple caught with meth while being arrested for probation violations

July 2nd, 2015 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

As a condition of her plea agreement, Brytnei Pintze must serve 100 percent of her three year sentence before she is eligible for parole, while George McCoy has 30 percent release eligibility on his eight year sentence.

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Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars

July 2nd, 2015 11:00 am by JENI O'MALLEY, Associated Press

Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs.

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Plan to remove Forrest statue from Memphis park moves ahead

Plan to remove Forrest statue from Memphis park moves ahead

July 2nd, 2015 10:19 am by Associated Press

Plans to remove the statue and gravesite of Confederate cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest from a Memphis park are moving forward.

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U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

July 2nd, 2015 9:51 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

In addition, the percentage of Americans working or looking for work fell to a 38-year low, a possible sign of more discouraged job seekers.

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Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

July 2nd, 2015 9:50 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, Associated Press

A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands within a 2-mile radius.

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Kingsport, Bristol arts organizations receive nearly $110,000 in grants

Kingsport, Bristol arts organizations receive nearly $110,000 in grants

July 2nd, 2015 9:20 am by J. H. Osborne

The Tennessee Arts Commission has awarded $3,925,710 to help fund arts and cultural activities for arts organizations, schools, local governments, nonprofits and artists - including nearly $110,000 to recipients in Sullivan County.

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7th shark attack hits North Carolina coast

7th shark attack hits North Carolina coast

July 2nd, 2015 8:15 am by Spencer Parts, The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS)

North Carolina experienced its seventh shark attack in a month Wednesday, just as the coast prepared for one of its busiest weekends of the year. At around noon Wednesday a 68-year-old man in waist-deep water on Ocracoke Island.

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