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Kingsport's new 'R. Hero' sculpture honors first responders

Kingsport's new 'R. Hero' sculpture honors first responders

October 10th, 2014 7:10 am by Matthew Lane

Located in front of Fire Station No. 1 in downtown Kingsport, "R. Hero" is a 6-foot tall, red polka-dotted, aluminum sculpture weighing in at 150 pounds.

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Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

Officials: Strikes on terror cell don't stop plots

October 10th, 2014 6:45 am by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The barrage of U.S. cruise missiles aimed at a cell of al-Qaida militants in Syria last month failed to stop ongoing terror plots to blow up airplanes over Europe and the United States, American intelligence officials say.

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Even Supreme Court justices can goof

Even Supreme Court justices can goof

October 9th, 2014 10:41 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court's mishandling of big news this week about same-sex marriage was a reminder: Even the justices put their robes on one arm at a time.

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Burglary suspects started loading stolen items back into home when police arrived

Burglary suspects started loading stolen items back into home when police arrived

October 9th, 2014 10:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Burglary suspects who were allegedly caught red-handed handing stolen items out the window of a Hawkins County residence Monday afternoon began handing the stolen items back in to the residence when police pulled up.

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US-led coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

US-led coalition ramps up strikes on Syrian town

October 9th, 2014 9:16 pm by Associated Press

The battle for the town near the frontier with Turkey has emerged as a major early test for the air campaign aimed at rolling back and eventually destroying the extremist group.

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The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

The new family portrait? 3D-printed statue selfies

October 9th, 2014 8:00 pm by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer

The advent of digital cameras and smartphones killed the traditional mall portrait studio, but 3-D printing has sparked a new trend. Overloaded with digital photos, statues may be moving in to fulfill our desire for portraits that stand out.

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Kingsport's Ailshie named one of top 30 "technologists, transformers and trailblazers"

Kingsport's Ailshie named one of top 30 "technologists, transformers and trailblazers"

October 9th, 2014 6:00 pm by Rick Wagner

Ailshie in the past has described himself as a "technology geek." The system is seeking to have a 1-to-1 ratio of wireless devices in grades 4-12, starting with sixth grade laptops this school year.

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Dow plunges 334, posts its worst day of 2014

Dow plunges 334, posts its worst day of 2014

October 9th, 2014 5:22 pm by Associated Press

"The violent gyrations are causing havoc for fund managers and active investors (who were) hoping for a smooth fourth quarter," said Todd Schoenberger of J. Streicher Asset Management.

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Drunk 17 at 'Sweet 16' lands birthday girl's mom in jail

Drunk 17 at 'Sweet 16' lands birthday girl's mom in jail

October 9th, 2014 5:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

A total of 17 high school age juveniles were cited for underage consumption of alcohol at a Hawkins County 'Sweet 16' party Sept. 27-28.

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WETS-FM/HD on-air fundraiser begins Oct. 15

WETS-FM/HD on-air fundraiser begins Oct. 15

October 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Staff reports

The station, heard at 89.5 Mhz, hopes to raise at least $120,000 during the fall fundraiser, according to station director Wayne Winkler. During the campaign, which will continue through Oct. 24, volunteers will answer telephones to take pledges from list

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