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NSA phone collection bill clears Senate hurdle

NSA phone collection bill clears Senate hurdle

June 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

Two days after letting a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program go dark, the Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to revive but also reshape it.

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Ordinance puts citizens comments at end of Mount Carmel BMA meetings

Ordinance puts citizens comments at end of Mount Carmel BMA meetings

June 2nd, 2015 5:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

More than two years after the actual change went into effect, the Mount Carmel BMA voted last week to allow citizens comments only at the end of BMA meetings.

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Police probe burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

Police probe burglary at Hunter Wright Stadium

June 2nd, 2015 5:00 pm by Rain Smith

The burglary at the home of the Kingsport Mets was reported on Monday afternoon. A public works employee arrived at the facility, 800 Granby Road, to find a mower and two leaf blowers missing from a storage building.

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Photos: Storm brings hail accumulation to Hawkins County

Photos: Storm brings hail accumulation to Hawkins County

June 2nd, 2015 3:33 pm by Jeff Bobo

Officials weren't aware of any damage caused by a hail storm that hit Hawkins County Tuesday afternoon, but icy accumulation made Highway 11-W in Surgoinsville look like a winter storm had just passed through.

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Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

June 2nd, 2015 3:10 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to a report of a fight at a Kingsport bar, officers found a woman in the parking lot screaming, "(Expletive) the police!" The female - listed at 4 feet 11 and 128 lbs - then "squared up" and boasted, "Yeah, I said it!"

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Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

June 2nd, 2015 2:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Board of Parole told the Times-News Tuesday that convicted grape soda child killer Mary Lavonne Vaughn was mistakenly placed on the docket for a June 15 parole hearing.

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First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

June 2nd, 2015 1:38 pm by Associated Press

When many of those loans later defaulted, the banks holding the loans were able to submit insurance claims to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their losses.

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Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

June 2nd, 2015 1:15 pm by Matthew Lane

Barricades went up along Sullivan Street on Monday, from Clinchfield Street to Revere Street, and two pieces of heavy equipment were on site.

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Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

June 2nd, 2015 11:51 am by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared to the same period a year ago, and up 14 percent among all international arrivals.

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Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

June 2nd, 2015 10:08 am by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.

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