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Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

Tenn. road projects could face cuts in August

July 15th, 2014 12:42 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer told WBIR-TV in Knoxville the agency has a list of projects it planned to launch in fiscal year 2014, but has pushed back to 2015 because of concerns about funding.

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Egyptian truce plan unravels after new fighting

Egyptian truce plan unravels after new fighting

July 15th, 2014 12:29 pm by KARIN LAUB and PETER ENAV, Associated Press

An Egyptian truce proposal for the conflict in Gaza quickly unraveled Tuesday, after the Islamic militant Hamas rejected the plan, Gaza militants fired scores of rockets at Israel and Israel responded with more than a dozen air strikes.

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Motorcyclist fled with two children on bike, KPD says

Motorcyclist fled with two children on bike, KPD says

July 15th, 2014 12:03 pm by Rain Smith

The stakes of a police pursuit were raised even higher on Monday in Kingsport, as a motorcyclist reportedly fled officers while sandwiched between two young children on the bike — including a 5-year-old who was not wearing a helmet.

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Hawkins man accused of shooting at neighbors' feet during argument

Hawkins man accused of shooting at neighbors' feet during argument

July 15th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man is facing charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly shooting at the ground near his neighbors Saturday morning during an argument.

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VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

VA cites progress on backlog; Congress disagrees

July 15th, 2014 7:06 am by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

Allison Hickey, the VA's undersecretary for benefits, told Congress that at the insistence of officials from President Barack Obama on down, the benefits backlog has been whittled down to about 275,000 — a 55 percent decrease from the peak.

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Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

Chronology of Pilot Flying J truck stop probe

July 15th, 2014 6:57 am by Associated Press

A timeline of events in the federal investigation into alleged rebate fraud at the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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City wants its money back: Kingsport hoping to recover extra funds spent on D-B stadium renovation

City wants its money back: Kingsport hoping to recover extra funds spent on D-B stadium renovation

July 15th, 2014 6:51 am by Matthew Lane

The project hit a snag last month when Pat Breeding with GRC informed the BMA of an issue regarding the generator for the elevator and how its specifications in the plans were not adequate to operate the elevator.

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Shipley leads Hulsey in 2nd House District race fundraising

Shipley leads Hulsey in 2nd House District race fundraising

July 14th, 2014 10:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Incumbent GOP state Rep. Tony Shipley has a huge fundraising advantage over Republican Primary challenger Bud Hulsey with help from political action committees, according to second quarter disclosures filed with the state.

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Man seeks arrest to visit son in jail

Man seeks arrest to visit son in jail

July 14th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

A man from Coeburn had a question for dispatch: If he drinks beer, will police come and take him to jail in Duffield?

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KPD: Fight over drug money leads to child neglect arrests

KPD: Fight over drug money leads to child neglect arrests

July 14th, 2014 7:00 pm by Rain Smith

Two Kingsport women, who reportedly went to fight a man over drug money, have been arrested for allegedly leaving a pair of young children unsupervised while they settled their grudge at a city motel.

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