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House speaker says Tenn. gas tax increase unlikely this year

House speaker says Tenn. gas tax increase unlikely this year

February 4th, 2015 8:20 am by Associated Press

Lawmakers are reportedly interested in discussing ways to "broaden the base" of transportation funding to make up for losses from vehicles with better fuel mileage and electric cars.

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Farmers can learn about marketing products at 'boot camps'

Farmers can learn about marketing products at 'boot camps'

February 4th, 2015 8:04 am by Associated Press

Topics include food safety regulations, liability risk, meat sales guidelines and more.

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US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

February 4th, 2015 7:58 am by DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press

The Pueblo Chemical Depot in southern Colorado plans to start neutralizing 2,600 tons of aging mustard agent in March as the U.S. moves toward complying with a 1997 treaty banning all chemical weapons.

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Jordan executes 2 al-Qaida prisoners after IS burns pilot alive

Jordan executes 2 al-Qaida prisoners after IS burns pilot alive

February 3rd, 2015 11:43 pm by Associated Press

The killing of the 26-year-old pilot appeared aimed at pressuring the government of Jordan - a close U.S. ally - to leave the coalition that has carried out months of airstrikes targeting Islamic State positions in Syria and Iraq.

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Haslam's Insure Tenn. plan faces tough path in Legislature

Haslam's Insure Tenn. plan faces tough path in Legislature

February 3rd, 2015 10:03 pm by Associated Press

House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that she has offered to have her committee chairmen draw up alternate suggestions for Gov. Bill Haslam should his Insure Tennessee plan appear to be headed for defeat in the ongoing special legislative session.

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JC nurse arrested on 12 counts of drug fraud, identity theft

JC nurse arrested on 12 counts of drug fraud, identity theft

February 3rd, 2015 9:30 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Johnson City police arrested a registered nurse Tuesday after an investigation into fraudulent prescriptions being written on old prescription pads, according to an affidavit filed in Washington County General Sessions Court.

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SW Va. man pleads guilty in child porn case

SW Va. man pleads guilty in child porn case

February 3rd, 2015 8:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Ten days after being released from state prison, a Big Stone Gap, Va., man did not inform law enforcement of his plans to move to Johnson City, but he did start taking sexually explicit photographs of a three-year-old girl, federal prosecutors charge.

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Selfies likely factor in fatal Colorado plane crash, investigators say

Selfies likely factor in fatal Colorado plane crash, investigators say

February 3rd, 2015 7:15 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

A recording from a GoPro camera on the plane, recovered from the crash site, showed the pilot taking cellphone selfies with a flash during a nighttime takeoff shortly before the crash.

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Truancy program makes 369 Kingsport, western Sullivan County referrals

Truancy program makes 369 Kingsport, western Sullivan County referrals

February 3rd, 2015 6:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Keeping Sullivan County and Kingsport students in school means more money for the school systems because Tennessee funding is based on average daily attendance.

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'Cuddle' attempt precedes scissors attack

'Cuddle' attempt precedes scissors attack

February 3rd, 2015 3:54 pm by Rain Smith

Police were called to a Kingsport residence shortly before 7 a.m., finding a woman with several marks on her stomach, a cut above her left eye. She blamed the injuries on her boyfriend.

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