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Man arrested in fatal elevator stabbing of boy, 6

Man arrested in fatal elevator stabbing of boy, 6

June 5th, 2014 6:45 am by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press

A man believed to have stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injured a 7-year-old girl in an elevator knife attack was arrested Wednesday just minutes after officials appealed for help catching him.

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Local reaction to Haslam's prescription drug abuse plan positive

Local reaction to Haslam's prescription drug abuse plan positive

June 4th, 2014 10:22 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I'm glad the governor is making this a priority," said Sullivan County District Attorney General Barry Staubus. "Tennessee has a pill problem and here in East Tennessee, it's a real problem."

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Ailshie withdraws from consideration for Hawkins director of schools position

Ailshie withdraws from consideration for Hawkins director of schools position

June 4th, 2014 10:12 pm by Jeff Bobo

Ailshie had four out of seven votes on the BOE. The current BOE policy requires a super-majority — or five votes — to appoint a director. Board members came to Wednesday's meeting armed with a variety of legal opinions and ready for a fight.

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Hottest spots of warming in U.S. found in Northeast, Southwest

Hottest spots of warming in U.S. found in Northeast, Southwest

June 4th, 2014 9:16 pm by SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press

While people in the East and Midwest were complaining about a cold winter this year, Nevada and neighboring California were having some of their warmest winter months ever.

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Bergdahl's hometown cancels celebration amid furor

Bergdahl's hometown cancels celebration amid furor

June 4th, 2014 7:25 pm by Associated Press

Hailey Chamber of Commerce President Jane Drussel said she and the organization have gotten hate mail and calls from people lambasting the town and branding Bergdahl un-American and a traitor. "The joy has all of a sudden become not so joyful," she said.

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Hawkins BOE chairman says he is baffled by ethics complaint filed by vice chair

Hawkins BOE chairman says he is baffled by ethics complaint filed by vice chair

June 4th, 2014 5:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

A letter received by Hawkins County school board chairman Randy Collier last December from educational consultant Ron Walker praises Rogersville Middle Principal Jim Ailshie and his staff for their efforts "to turn around a chronically failing school."

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Hawkins BOE delays action on alumni football game approval

Hawkins BOE delays action on alumni football game approval

June 4th, 2014 3:34 pm by Jeff Bobo

The BOE received a report Tuesday that as of VHS graduation two weekends ago, the band still hadn't received its share of proceeds from last year's game, totaling about $400.

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AP: Data discrepancies in health sign-ups

AP: Data discrepancies in health sign-ups

June 4th, 2014 2:59 pm by RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

More than 2 million people who got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law have data discrepancies that could jeopardize coverage for some, a government document shows.

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Report: DCS rebounding under new leadership

Report: DCS rebounding under new leadership

June 4th, 2014 2:57 pm by Associated Press

An expert panel tasked with monitoring the Tennessee Department of Children's Services says the agency has flourished under new leadership.

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Update: Eastman searching for cause of power outage that shut down plant, triggered emissions discharges

Update: Eastman searching for cause of power outage that shut down plant, triggered emissions discharges

June 4th, 2014 12:03 pm by Hank Hayes

In a statement released Wednesday night, Eastman said it was "in the process of conducting a safe and orderly restart of operations." The company also said that all personnel should report to work as scheduled unless notified otherwise.

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