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Kingsport man charged in reported road rage incident

October 26th, 2010 7:29 pm by NET Staff report

A reported incident of road rage led to the arrest of a Kingsport man early Saturday morning after he allegedly exited his car while stopped at a red light and smashed in another car's driver's side window, a police report said.Police arrested 24-year-old

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Happy Valley assistant basketball coach suspended amid allegations about conduct with student

October 26th, 2010 7:27 pm by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON Mark Jones, an assistant basketball coach at Happy Valley High School, was suspended with pay on Monday, while allegations of his conduct with a student are investigated.Carter County Director of Schools Shirley Ellis said she could not disc

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Study finds Alzheimer's risk spikes 157% with heavy smoking

October 26th, 2010 5:10 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that heavy smoking in midlife more than doubles your odds of developing Alzheimer's disease, a Kaiser Permanente study said Monday.The study is the first to examine the long-term consequences of heavy smoking on Alzheimer's and vasc

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"Green" product claims are mostly false or misleading

October 26th, 2010 5:03 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report more than 95% of consumer products marketed as "green," including all toys surveyed, make misleading or inaccurate claims, says a report today.The number of products claiming to be green increased 73% since 2009, according

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Gate City National Guard unit gets national award

October 26th, 2010 4:43 am by Staff Report

The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that Gate City's 1030th Transportation Battalion, 329th Support Group will get national honors today for s excellence in preparing two units for duty in Iraq last year while y conducting another unit's return from I

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Target, Toys R Us, other retailers boost jobs for holidays

October 25th, 2010 4:44 am by Staff Report

Holiday retail sales are expected to be up only slightly this year, but the news may be better for those looking to work in retailing around Christmas.Increased online sales, more temporary stores and guarded optimism about the season are leading some ret

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Stakes in climate change debate, action high for Tenn.

October 25th, 2010 4:38 am by Bill Theobald

WASHINGTON The results of next month's election will help determine prospects for climate change and energy legislation in Congress next year. No matter the outcome, Tennessee will be at the crossroads of the debate. The stakes are high for Tennessee,

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47 new political action committees registered this year in Tennessee

October 25th, 2010 4:29 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE - Forty-seven new political action committees have been registered in Tennessee this year, including 12 so far in October, according to Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance records.Those behind the PAC proliferation include corporations, unions

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Key tax breaks on the table as panel looks at mortgage interest deductions, child tax credits

October 24th, 2010 9:42 pm by Staff Report

According to the Wall Street Journal, sacrosanct tax breaks, including deductions on mortgage interest, remain on the table just weeks before the deficit commission issues recommendations on policies to pare back with the aim of balancing the budget by 20

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Knoxville police investigating counterfeit money incidents

October 24th, 2010 9:21 pm by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE The Knoxville Police Department is investigating two incidents Saturday in which two different suspects attempted to pass counterfeit $100 bills, although officers haven't said yet whether the two episodes are related.Officers responded to an i

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