Kingsport Times News Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

Cops: Amish girls kidnapped by more than 1 person

August 15th, 2014 5:00 pm by GEORGE M. WALSH, Associated Press

Residents of a peaceful rural community are reluctant let their children play outdoors unattended and some took down their farm stands after two young Amish sisters were kidnapped from their family's roadside stand, officials said Friday.

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Tennessee panel to examine sentencing, recidivism

Tennessee panel to examine sentencing, recidivism

August 15th, 2014 7:37 am by Associated Press

The current sentencing structure in Tennessee has been in place for more than 20 years. Officials say an examination will ensure that the structure is in line with the variety and severity of criminal behavior.

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Missouri Highway Patrol takes control in Ferguson

Missouri Highway Patrol takes control in Ferguson

August 14th, 2014 10:09 pm by Associated Press

The agency assumes law-enforcement authority after four days of clashes between local officers in riot gear and furious crowds protesting the death of an unarmed black teen shot by a police officer.

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Excavation underway at Kentucky Noah's ark attraction

Excavation underway at Kentucky Noah's ark attraction

August 14th, 2014 6:33 pm by Staff Report

The project had been delayed when private donations did not keep pace with the construction timeline.

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Corker: VW union talks faced misunderstandings

Corker: VW union talks faced misunderstandings

August 14th, 2014 1:41 pm by Associated Press

Republican Sen. Bob Corker says Tennessee's discussions about the role of organized labor at Volkswagen's plant in Chattanooga were clouded by misunderstandings.

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Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

August 14th, 2014 1:38 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama on Thursday appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb besieged by violent clashes between police and crowds protesting the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

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Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

Protests turn violent in St. Louis suburb

August 14th, 2014 7:57 am by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER and JEFF ROBERSON, Associated Press

Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.

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VA referrals to private doctors on rise

VA referrals to private doctors on rise

August 14th, 2014 7:52 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

The Department of Veterans Affairs is significantly increasing its referrals of veterans to private doctors following a scandal over lengthy patient waiting times at many VA hospitals and clinics and falsified appointment records.

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FEMA releases disaster aid for Tennessee

FEMA releases disaster aid for Tennessee

August 14th, 2014 7:50 am by Associated Press

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says Tennessee has been approved to receive disaster aid to help in recovery efforts from storms that swept over the state in early June.

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Police question daughter, boyfriend after woman's body found in suitcase

Police question daughter, boyfriend after woman's body found in suitcase

August 13th, 2014 8:00 pm by By Adam Sege And Meredith Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

The body of Sheila Von Wiese Mack, 62, was discovered Tuesday after the suitcase was left in the trunk of a taxi outside the Saint Regis Bali luxury resort, the Jakarta Globe reported.

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