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White House warns Obama could go around Congress

White House warns Obama could go around Congress

January 27th, 2014 9:13 am by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

Absent legislative action, the White House is telling lawmakers that the president is ready to take unilateral action to close the gap between rich and poor Americans.

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Brush fire forces evacuation of cabins in Pigeon Forge

Brush fire forces evacuation of cabins in Pigeon Forge

January 26th, 2014 6:05 pm by Associated Press

PIGEON FORGE — Authorities say a brush fire on the outskirts of Pigeon Forge has forced the evacuation of at least 20 cabins.

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Proposed marina safety law named for boys electrocuted near boat dock

Proposed marina safety law named for boys electrocuted near boat dock

January 26th, 2014 4:35 pm by Jeff Bobo

Two Tennessee lawmakers are hoping a proposed law intended to elminate electrocution accidents at boat marinas will prevent future tragedies like the death of two Hamblen County boys in 2012.

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Dangerous ‘Red P’ meth labs found at Rogersville motel

Dangerous ‘Red P’ meth labs found at Rogersville motel

January 26th, 2014 3:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police allegedly seized components for a highly dangerous “red phosphorus” meth lab at a Rogersville motel room last week, as well as two active labs in the motel parking lot.

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Update: Family says brain-dead Texas woman off life support

Update: Family says brain-dead Texas woman off life support

January 26th, 2014 1:14 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

The family of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman said Sunday afternoon that she has been removed from life support following a judge's ruling that a Fort Worth hospital was misapplying state law in the case.

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U.S. officials to investigate cruise ship illness

U.S. officials to investigate cruise ship illness

January 26th, 2014 12:59 pm by Associated Press

U.S. health officials will board a cruise ship docked in the U.S. Virgin Islands to investigate an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people with gastrointestinal symptoms.

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Police officer saves teen's life, Extreme Bible study, and more stories you may have missed

Police officer saves teen's life, Extreme Bible study, and more stories you may have missed

January 26th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

A sampling of some of the interesting and important stories appearing this past week on TimesNews.net.

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Permit issue halts  Interstate 26 welcome center work

Permit issue halts Interstate 26 welcome center work

January 25th, 2014 8:16 pm by Matthew Lane

Construction of a new Interstate 26 welcome center in Kingsport has temporarily come to a halt while an environmental permit — once thought to be valid — is re-obtained by the construction company performing the work.

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Seaver named  interim director of Virginia parks

Seaver named interim director of Virginia parks

January 25th, 2014 8:12 pm by Wes Bunch

KINGSPORT — Former Natural Tunnel State Park manager Craig Seaver will now oversee a list of properties stretching from Virginia’s Eastern Shore to the Cumberland Gap.

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Republicans in Virginia criticize Herring’s gay marriage stance

Republicans in Virginia criticize Herring’s gay marriage stance

January 25th, 2014 7:35 pm by Stephen Igo

By announcing he will not defend Virginia’s constitutional provision defining marriage, the state’s newly installed state attorney general is disregarding the oath of office he took just two weeks ago, Republican officials say.

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