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Two women survive ordeal on Indiana railroad bridge

Two women survive ordeal on Indiana railroad bridge

July 30th, 2014 5:53 pm by Associated Press

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

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Kingsport garbage truck overturns

Kingsport garbage truck overturns

July 30th, 2014 5:20 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport garbage truck took a tumble Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Van Oaks Drive and Mullins Street.

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A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

A more vigorous US economy appears to be emerging

July 30th, 2014 5:00 pm by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer

The economy sprang back to life after a dismal winter in which it shrank at a sharp 2.1 percent annual rate. The government upgraded that figure from a previous estimate of a 2.9 percent drop.

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Photos: Hunger First receives help from around the country, works on a back-to-school fundraiser

Photos: Hunger First receives help from around the country, works on a back-to-school fundraiser

July 30th, 2014 3:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Gillis said the organization would like to be able to give the kids a new pair of shoes or a new shirt, but monetary donations are so low he doubts they could afford something like that.

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Dryer sheets don't save motorist from pot bust

Dryer sheets don't save motorist from pot bust

July 30th, 2014 1:53 pm by Rain Smith

The suspect refused to lower his window more than two inches during a traffic stop, but the odor of marijuana still wafted from the car. A subsequent search located dryer sheets throughout the vehicle, along with a hidden compartment.

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Police: Kingsport resident thwarts ex-employee's burglary

Police: Kingsport resident thwarts ex-employee's burglary

July 30th, 2014 10:08 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was allegedly caught while burglarizing the home of his former boss on Tuesday, then waited for police to arrive and admitted to three prior thefts from the residence.

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Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children

July 30th, 2014 8:01 am by JENNIFER AGIESTA and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press

Americans are wary of granting refugee status to children crossing the U.S. border to flee strife-torn countries in Central America, and most in an Associated Press-GfK poll say the U.S. does not have a moral obligation to accept asylum seekers generally.

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SW Va. man sentenced in shooting death of former stepfather

SW Va. man sentenced in shooting death of former stepfather

July 30th, 2014 7:48 am by Wes Bunch

Richard Allen Brooks was ordered by 30th Circuit Court Judge Tammy McElyea to serve a total of 21 years and four months of a 40-year prison sentence.

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House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

July 29th, 2014 11:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home.

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Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

Haslam letter baffles immigrant advocates

July 29th, 2014 10:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's letter to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

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