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Updated with new photos: Tractor-trailer fire shuts down ramp between I-81 and I-26

June 17th, 2014 2:50 pm by Ned Jilton

A tractor-trailer fire has shut down the exit ramp from Interstate 81 to Interstate 26 heading toward Kingsport.

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Couple found passed out at Pal's charged with drug possession

Couple found passed out at Pal's charged with drug possession

June 17th, 2014 1:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill couple who allegedly passed out while eating lunch are facing drug possession and public intoxication charges.

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Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

Pentagon: Benghazi suspect in US custody

June 17th, 2014 12:35 pm by JULIE PACE and LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Until now, no one had been arrested in the attack in which a group of militants set fire to the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi. The Obama administration has come under criticism from Republicans for being unable to apprehend those responsible.

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KPD: Pedestrian steals pickup to beat the heat

KPD: Pedestrian steals pickup to beat the heat

June 17th, 2014 12:29 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman has been charged with stealing an automobile from a city car wash, allegedly offering the excuse that she "got hot and didn't want to walk anymore."

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Kentucky students to attend Wise County's Career & Technical Center

Kentucky students to attend Wise County's Career & Technical Center

June 17th, 2014 11:00 am by Stephen Igo

A contingent of Jenkins, Ky. students will attend Wise County's Career & Technical Center beginning with the new school year in August, officials in both school divisions have confirmed.

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GM recalls 3.4 million vehicles

GM recalls 3.4 million vehicles

June 17th, 2014 8:18 am by By Nathan Bomey, Detroit Free Press (MCT)

The scope of General Motors Co.'s ignition-switch crisis more than doubled Monday as the company recalled for another 3.4 million vehicles plagued by a similar defect that can result in stalling and disruption of electrical power.

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Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies

Tornadoes flatten tiny Nebraska town; 1 child dies

June 17th, 2014 8:10 am by JOSH FUNK, Associated Press

A storm packing rare dual tornadoes tore through a tiny farming town in northeast Nebraska, killing a 5-year-old child, leaving grain bins crumpled like discarded soda cans and flattening dozens of homes.

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Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

Gunmen singled out non-Muslims in Kenya attack

June 16th, 2014 10:51 pm by TOM ODULA, Associated Press

The gunmen went door to door in the Kenyan costal town, demanding to know if the men inside were Muslim and if they spoke Somali. If the extremists did not like the answers, they opened fire, witnesses said on Monday.

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More U.S. troops to Iraq; special forces considered

More U.S. troops to Iraq; special forces considered

June 16th, 2014 10:34 pm by JULIE PACE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is urgently deploying several hundred armed troops in and around Iraq and considering sending an additional contingent of special forces soldiers.

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Sullivan County officials approve  'continuing budget resolution'

Sullivan County officials approve 'continuing budget resolution'

June 16th, 2014 10:20 pm by J. H. Osborne

By a slim margin, the Sullivan County Commission on Monday approved a "continuing budget resolution" to temporarily cover spending for county government after the current budget year ends June 30.

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