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7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

The lawsuit names Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other officials who serve on the Tennessee Board of Education.

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Drunken woman 'accidentally' shot into Kingsport apartment, police say

Drunken woman 'accidentally' shot into Kingsport apartment, police say

March 24th, 2015 3:45 pm by Staff Report

The bullet nearly struck a neighbor.

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Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

March 24th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville was approved 8-5 in a House education committee on Tuesday.

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Southwest Virginia man stabbed brother, hid on roof, sheriff says

Southwest Virginia man stabbed brother, hid on roof, sheriff says

March 24th, 2015 1:38 pm by Staff Report

Joseph Samuel Murray was tracked down by a police dog and surrendered after negotiations with deputies.

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UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

March 24th, 2015 12:37 pm by LORI HINNANT and CLAUDE PARIS, Associated Press

A passenger jet carrying at least 147 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no survivors were e

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Updated with photos: Woman killed in Telford fire, no foul play suspected

Updated with photos: Woman killed in Telford fire, no foul play suspected

March 24th, 2015 12:16 pm by Staff Reports

A woman died in a house fire on the 100 block of Meadowview Lane in Telford late Monday night, Captain Shawn Judy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office confirmed Tuesday.

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After pumps stolen, Chattanooga waterfront barge sinks into Tennessee River

After pumps stolen, Chattanooga waterfront barge sinks into Tennessee River

March 24th, 2015 12:06 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Pumps expelling water from Allen Casey's rundown barge on Chattanooga's waterfront were stolen over the weekend, but were expected to be replaced over the next day or so.

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Man punched at officers after strong-arm robbery, Johnson City police say

Man punched at officers after strong-arm robbery, Johnson City police say

March 24th, 2015 10:21 am by Staff Report

Ronald Sams is well known by police.

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UPDATE | Project X: County board brokers deal to keep Dentsply in Johnson City

UPDATE | Project X: County board brokers deal to keep Dentsply in Johnson City

March 24th, 2015 10:12 am by Nathan Baker

A Johnson City dental instrument manufacturer will likely stay in the area, keeping and building upon its 189 existing jobs.

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Struggling substance abuse program Recover Appalachia seeks help from Unicoi Co. Commission

Struggling substance abuse program Recover Appalachia seeks help from Unicoi Co. Commission

March 24th, 2015 9:28 am by Jessica Fuller

Last year, the faith-based organization served 200 addicts, most of whom were court-ordered participants.

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