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UPDATE: Kingsport man killed in Russell County crash

UPDATE: Kingsport man killed in Russell County crash

July 28th, 2015 12:01 pm by Stephen Igo

He reportedly died at the scene, with fatigue appearing to have been a factor in the incident.

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As LA gangs take to social media, police try to quell violence and allay fears

As LA gangs take to social media, police try to quell violence and allay fears

July 28th, 2015 12:00 pm by By Nicole Santa Cruz, Kate Mather and Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The warnings of increased gang violence intensified across social media platforms this weekend after more than half a dozen shootings in South L.A. left one man dead and 12 people wounded.

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5 reasons farmers grow thirsty crops in dry climates

5 reasons farmers grow thirsty crops in dry climates

July 28th, 2015 11:00 am by By Lindsay Wise, McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)

Why do farmers grow water-intensive crops such as corn in states with low rainfall? Here are some of the government policies, financial pressures and other factors that encourage irrigation

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Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

Visits to Great Smoky Mountains Park up 8 percent from 2014

July 28th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says more than 4.3 million people visited between January and June, an 8 percent increase from the first half of 2014.

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Injured miner reportedly doing well

Injured miner reportedly doing well

July 28th, 2015 9:26 am by Stephen Igo

The Big Stone Gap man was operating a roof bolt machine in Dickenson County when his left arm got twisted around the drill steel at around 10:30 Monday morning.

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Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

Johnson City Marine protected 2 during Chattanooga shooting

July 28th, 2015 8:35 am by Dylan Chesser, NET News Service

Staying cool under unimaginable circumstances made all the difference for Marine Staff Sgt. Chase Estep as a killer opened fire at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Chattanooga nearly two weeks ago.

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Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

July 28th, 2015 8:33 am by RAY HENRY, Associated Press

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater.

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Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

Boy Scouts of America ends total ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 11:08 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders while allowing church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons.

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Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

Boy Scout leaders vote on ending blanket ban on gay adults

July 27th, 2015 3:00 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for decades, would take effect immediately if approved by the BSA's 80-member National Executive Board.

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Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

Miner injured in roof bolt machine mishap

July 27th, 2015 2:48 pm by Stephen Igo

A roof bolt machine operator got his left arm twisted around the drill steel while installing a roof bolt in Paramont Coal Co.'s No. 26 Mine in Dickenson County.

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