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Two boys share spelling bee title after long duel

Two boys share spelling bee title after long duel

May 30th, 2014 1:14 am by BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, N.Y., and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, ended up as co-champions of the National Spelling Bee, just the fourth time in the event's 89 years it ended in a tie.

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Police: Medical condition cause of death in Nickelsville tractor wreck

Police: Medical condition cause of death in Nickelsville tractor wreck

May 29th, 2014 10:09 pm by Wes Bunch

Natural causes were to blame for the death of a former Scott County Board of Supervisors member who was involved in a tractor wreck Monday near Nickelsville, authorities said.

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Official: Texas can keep lethal drug source secret

Official: Texas can keep lethal drug source secret

May 29th, 2014 10:03 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT and MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

Texas' prison system does not have to reveal where it gets its execution drugs, the state attorney general's office said Thursday, citing a "threat assessment" signed by the Texas Department of Public Safety director.

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Kingsport's water gets hearty thumbs-up

Kingsport's water gets hearty thumbs-up

May 29th, 2014 8:40 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport's water is not only good, it's great. This is the message from Kingsport's water department and the 2014 water quality report recently sent out to customers.

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41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

May 29th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Forty-one people in Philadelphia have been charged in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

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Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

May 29th, 2014 5:50 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman has been arrested in connection with November's alleged "ambush-style" shooting in Church Hill, with police saying a second suspect has also been identified.

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2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

May 29th, 2014 4:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE and ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

The men told judges during separate hearings that they took the money in exchange for steering work to favored Afghan contractors. They face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced in September.

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Judge: E. Tenn. city can change name to Rocky Top

Judge: E. Tenn. city can change name to Rocky Top

May 29th, 2014 3:56 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The plan is for Lake City to cash in on the fame of the song "Rocky Top." But Gatlinburg-based House of Bryant, which owns the rights to the song and multiple Rocky Top trademarks, has sued to stop the plan.

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Sullivan County to sue Kingsport, Bristol

Sullivan County to sue Kingsport, Bristol

May 29th, 2014 12:56 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission voted Thursday (by the narrowest possible margin) to file a lawsuit against the cities. At issue: up to 34 years worth of liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

May 29th, 2014 12:17 pm by Rain Smith

The lengthy pursuit began in Washington County, Va., with speeds eventually exceeding 100 mph and police vehicles rammed. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office's sole role in the incident was preserving the scene of the shooting.

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