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Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

November 13th, 2014 2:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

Officers were first made aware of the plot on Nov. 8 when an unnamed individual came to the jail. He told officers he was contacted by a woman asking to kill her son for money.

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Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

Blountville sex offender charged in rape of dog

November 13th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

A Blountville man previously convicted of sexual battery faces new charges in Southwest Virginia, where he allegedly penetrated a dog with a mixer attachment — inflicting injuries that required surgery — and left behind DNA evidence.

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Beautiful music: DKA planning rollout of painted pianos throughout downtown

Beautiful music: DKA planning rollout of painted pianos throughout downtown

November 13th, 2014 10:49 am by Matthew Lane

Painted pianos, as forms of public art, are coming to the street corners of downtown Kingsport. Beethoven and Mozart would proud.

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China must change economy to meet climate targets

China must change economy to meet climate targets

November 13th, 2014 9:39 am by JACK CHANG, Associated Press

China accounts for about 30 percent of global emissions and releases double the amount of greenhouse gases than the United States, the world's second-biggest emitter.

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Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

November 13th, 2014 8:50 am by JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer

In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be 44-cents lower that previously expected.

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'Everybody liked Mike' — Colleagues remember judge, former senator

'Everybody liked Mike' — Colleagues remember judge, former senator

November 13th, 2014 8:29 am by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — For everything Mike Faulk accomplished in his life, the people who knew him best believed the best was yet to come.

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Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

Appalachia gathers dissent to gas pipeline bound for eastern NC

November 13th, 2014 8:19 am by By Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau (MCT)

A quiet area is being roiled by plans to put it in the path of a pipeline from West Virginia through North Carolina. While the proposed pipeline may not lower energy bills, utilities say it might prevent spikes during extreme weather.

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Sullivan officials likely to discuss sick time use by highway department employees

Sullivan officials likely to discuss sick time use by highway department employees

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by J. H. Osborne

According to public information from the county's payroll office, for the pay period of Sept. 29 through Oct. 10, county highway department employees racked up a total of 258.5 hours of sick leave. The dollar amount: $3,737.26.

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Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

Maryland district strips religious labels from school calendar

November 12th, 2014 10:13 pm by Associated Press

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland's largest school district has voted to strip religious labels from holidays on next year's school calendar after Muslims sought recognition of a holy day.

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Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

Cops and robber: 14-year-old busted in Kingsport stickup

November 12th, 2014 9:00 pm by Staff Report

The incident occurred last Thursday at Minute Market, 1108 E. Center St. Kingsport police officers responded at approximately 9 p.m., after a white male suspect entered the store dressed head-to-toe in black, including a ski mask.

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