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Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

Ex-museum worker allegedly takes $61K in taxpayer money

August 20th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

At the time she was hired as an administrative services assistant in 2011, Tennessee State Museum officials were not aware the suspect was a convicted felon on parole for a theft of property of over $60,000.

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Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

Rain or shine, crowds turning out for Appalachian Fair

August 20th, 2014 7:37 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For the fair's opening day, approximately 16,000 people made the decision to weather the elements and attend.

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Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

Video purports to show killing of US journalist by Islamic State

August 20th, 2014 7:28 am by By Alana Semuels and Raja Abdulrahim, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The executioner then displays a second man, identified as another missing American journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, and threatens to kill him if President Barack Obama does not act, presumably to halt U.S. bombing of Islamic State fighters in Iraq.

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TBI launches human trafficking initiative

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

August 19th, 2014 11:00 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign is called "It Has To Stop" and features a website with links for visitors to join nonprofits and other groups in the effort to curb trafficking in Tennessee and abroad.

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Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

Teens arrested in alleged school massacre plot

August 19th, 2014 9:30 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

"They were making a huge, a huge plan of a school massacre," South Pasadena Police Chief Arthur Miller said. "They just wanted to kill as many people as possible."

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Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

Satellite broadcasters vie for political cash with customized ads

August 19th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Meg James, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall — in political dollars. For the first time, they'll be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year.

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Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

Elizabethton man allegedly leads high-speed police pursuit

August 19th, 2014 4:30 pm by NET News Service

An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he led Johnson City police on a high speed chase — running three stop signs — after they tried to stop him for a light law violation.

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As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

As fair begins, 15-year veteran vendor hoping things stay frosty

August 19th, 2014 9:19 am by Max Hrenda, NET News Service

For some people, the start of the Appalachian Fair may herald the return of a favorite ride or carnival game. For others, however, the fair's return may also mean the return of a favorite frozen treat.

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National Guard mobilizes as Ferguson, Mo., protests turn tense

National Guard mobilizes as Ferguson, Mo., protests turn tense

August 19th, 2014 8:15 am by By Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Tina Susman and Lauren Raab, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Around 10 p.m. CDT, someone threw plastic water bottles, and the crowd protesting the Aug. 9 shooting surged, confronting nervous police in riot gear. Suddenly, the National Guard mobilized, after keeping a low profile throughout the day.

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USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

USDA: Cost to raise child up slightly to $245,340

August 18th, 2014 11:30 pm by Associated Press

And that doesn't include college, or expenses if a child lives at home after age 17. Those costs that are included — food, housing, childcare and education — rose 1.8 percent over the previous year.

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