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63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

63 abducted females escape extremists in Nigeria

July 7th, 2014 8:47 pm by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

More than 60 Nigerian girls and women abducted two weeks ago by Islamic extremists have managed to escape, officials said Monday, though more than 200 girls kidnapped in April still remain missing.

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Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

July 7th, 2014 7:11 pm by David Cobb, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 56-year-old man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

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Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

July 7th, 2014 6:56 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Jantry Shupe has resigned his position as an alderman for the city of Kingsport.

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Patriotism in Pictures

July 7th, 2014 4:30 pm by Staff Report

July 4th weekend a red, white and blue blast

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Two Kingsport Mets players face drag racing charges

Two Kingsport Mets players face drag racing charges

July 7th, 2014 4:12 pm by AP

Kingsport police say they stopped the players going over 100 mph just after midnight Friday morning.

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Updated: 2 arraigned on murder, robbery charges from Roan Mountain bludgeoning death

Updated: 2 arraigned on murder, robbery charges from Roan Mountain bludgeoning death

July 7th, 2014 12:35 pm by John Thompson

Anthony Lacy, 18, and Demetrice Cordell, 19, reportedly admitted to robbing and killing Danny R. Vance, whose body was found on the front porch of his home at 690 Heaton Creek Road on Friday.

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Leeper seeking support from hometown in effort to be on front of Wheaties box

Leeper seeking support from hometown in effort to be on front of Wheaties box

July 7th, 2014 12:13 pm by J.H. Osborne, NET News Service

If you want to see a local hero on the Wheaties box - a spot traditionally held by star athletes - the clock is ticking to cast your vote for Blake Leeper.

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Update: NN Inc. to offer jobs starting at $75K

Update: NN Inc. to offer jobs starting at $75K

July 7th, 2014 11:51 am by Nathan Baker

A local manufacturer with an aggressive expansion plan will retain its corporate headquarters in Johnson City, with intentions of moving hundreds of high-paying jobs to the former SunTrust Bank building on the city's north side.

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Fresh from hospital, accused Myrtle Avenue killer arraigned in Jonesborough

Fresh from hospital, accused Myrtle Avenue killer arraigned in Jonesborough

July 7th, 2014 11:49 am by Becky Campbell

Moses A. "Lucky" Ballard used a wheelchair in Washington County Sessions Court this morning.

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Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

July 7th, 2014 9:36 am by Associated Press

A 23-year-old man also jumped into the river and was able to rescue the boy.

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