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JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

March 10th, 2015 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Power Board has approved a plan to increase residential rates to partially cover losses from Tennessee Valley Authority's lowering of manufacturing rates, pending new recommendations due out in about one month.

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THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

March 10th, 2015 9:25 pm by Becky Campbell

As sure as some state troopers are that a DUI arrest quota exists in their agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol's leader is adamant there is no such requirement.

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Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

March 10th, 2015 9:08 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would have expanded health coverage for children with autism has failed this session.

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Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

March 10th, 2015 9:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Community parks, playgrounds and sports fields are among the few areas in Tennessee where local governments can ban people with handgun carry permits from being armed. Now gun-friendly state lawmakers are looking to change that.

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Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers

March 10th, 2015 8:58 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic system.

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Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

Grandfather pointed gun at newborn to confront 'bully,' Kingsport police say

March 10th, 2015 7:16 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A 9-day-old baby was reportedly in the crosshairs of a Monday family feud in Kingsport, as her grandfather allegedly pointed a loaded shotgun at a man who was holding her.

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Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

Siblings, teens thwart toddler's kidnapping in Washington state

March 10th, 2015 7:05 pm by By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press

Surveillance video from a grocery store showed the kidnapper running, child in arms.

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Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied for Marvin Gaye song for 'Blurred Lines'

Jury finds Pharrell, Thicke copied for Marvin Gaye song for 'Blurred Lines'

March 10th, 2015 6:53 pm by Associated Press

"Blurred Lines" has sold more than 7.3 million copies in the U.S. alone.

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Gray man pleads guilty to evidence tampering to avoid murder charges in Johnson Inn shooting

Gray man pleads guilty to evidence tampering to avoid murder charges in Johnson Inn shooting

March 10th, 2015 6:26 pm by Becky Campbell

A Gray man pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in a shooting homicide case from last year to keep from possibly being indicted for second-degree murder.

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Bodies of French Olympians recovered from Argentina helicopters crash site

Bodies of French Olympians recovered from Argentina helicopters crash site

March 10th, 2015 5:01 pm by By NATACHA PISERENKO and PAUL BYRNE, Associated Press

The helicopters crashed and burst into flame shortly after taking off Monday afternoon near the remote settlement of Villa Castelli in the Andean foothills in northwest Argentina.

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