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Emptying the pork barrel would hit some states especially hard

December 10th, 2010 5:06 am by Staff Report

According to a Stateline report some states seem to have earmarks written all over them. Say the word and most people think of Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere." West Virginia is well-known for having drawn billions in earmarked projects through the efforts of

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Tenn. GOP focuses on immigration-related bills

December 10th, 2010 4:41 am by Nate Rau

Tennessee Republican lawmakers are expanding a package of bills they say will be introduced in the coming month targeting illegal immigration, something critics maintain will sidetrack the General Assembly from focusing on creating jobs and improving the

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Gas prices on track for unseasonable spike

December 10th, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

USA Today is warning motorists to brace yourselves for a lump of coal this holiday season: higher-priced gasoline.Nationwide, a gallon of regular unleaded gas averaged $2.975 on Thursday and more than $3 a gallon in 20 states. That's up nearly 10 cents th

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SW Va. girl found, alleged abductor in custody

December 10th, 2010 4:37 am by Staff Report

UPDATE -- Brittany Mae Smith, 12, has been found alive and her alleged abductor taken into custody, authorities in Virginia say.

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LaFollette police chief resigns on heels of officer's arrest

December 10th, 2010 4:29 am by Natalie Neysa Alund

LaFOLLETTE, Tenn. - LaFollette's police chief resigned this week, a day after one of his officers was arrested on felony charges including bribery.Police Chief James Lynch stepped down Tuesday to his former post as lieutenant, said interim city Administra

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Embezzlement at Bristol Association of Realtors investigated

December 9th, 2010 10:57 am by Staff Report

According to the Bristol Herald Courier more than $158,000 is missing from the books at the Bristol Tennessee-Virginia Association of Realtors. On Dec. 1, the organization reported the theft to police.Bristol Tennessee Police Lt. Debbie McCauley confirmed

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Relatives plead for missing SW Va. girl to return for Christmas

December 9th, 2010 4:45 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that missing 12-year-old Brittany Smith's cousin and aunt burst into tears Wednesday night pleading with her to come home for Christmas. Kim Stephenson, Brittany's cousin, and Carolyn Stephenson, her aunt, said at a news con

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