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Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

Louisiana petitions to skip step in same-sex marriage ban appeals

December 4th, 2014 2:36 pm by Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press

The state of Louisiana agrees with gay rights activists about one thing: asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take the rare step of hearing an appeal of Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages before a federal appeals court rules.

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Crime
Police find sheriff's office badge, drugs after Kingsport crash

Police find sheriff's office badge, drugs after Kingsport crash

December 4th, 2014 1:41 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

The man reportedly claimed the badge - which was attached to his wallet - was his grandfather's, but "could not give a reason" as to why he was carrying it.

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AP sources: Military sex assault reports up 8 percent

AP sources: Military sex assault reports up 8 percent

December 4th, 2014 12:35 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Details set for release Thursday and a new anonymous survey suggests victims are becoming far more willing to file complaints than in years past.

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White SC police chief charged with murder after shooting of unarmed black man

White SC police chief charged with murder after shooting of unarmed black man

December 4th, 2014 12:26 pm by MEG KINNARD, Associated Press

His lawyer says prosecutors took advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment.

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Off the Wall News
Off the Wall News: Thieves steal 2 1/2-ton bridge

Off the Wall News: Thieves steal 2 1/2-ton bridge

December 4th, 2014 12:16 pm by Associated Press

A Michigan man says his family's 5,000-pound footbridge has been stolen from his property in suburban Detroit.

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ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

ETSU Rugby Club cleared of wrongdoing after rape allegation at off-campus party

December 4th, 2014 10:14 am by Nathan Baker

The East Tennessee State University Rugby Club, put on suspension after a reported rape at a party where club members were present, has been cleared of wrongdoing and reinstated after a university investigation showed the organization not at fault.

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Local News Town of Unicoi
Tree of Hope's branches laden with Christmas joy

Tree of Hope's branches laden with Christmas joy

December 4th, 2014 9:02 am by Brad Hicks

The Unicoi County clerk's office is once again giving residents the opportunity to make the holidays a little brighter for needy children throughout Unicoi County.

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Columns Running Around
Tony Casey

Playing catch up and being thankful for the Turkey Trot

December 4th, 2014 8:54 am by Tony Casey

One of these years organizers of the Up and At 'Em Turkey Trot will know what it's like when the weather cooperates with their already stellar race.

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Appalachian Regional Commission awards $300,000 to local ministry

Appalachian Regional Commission awards $300,000 to local ministry

December 4th, 2014 8:50 am by Sue Guinn Legg

The Washington County New Build program, which built more than two dozen new houses for low-income families whose homes were destroyed by 2012 floods in the Dry Creek and Cash Hollow communities, has a new name and new capacity to replace substandard home

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Columns Good Neighbor
Sue Guinn Legg

Volunteer Santas on way to area's seniors in need

December 4th, 2014 8:46 am by Sue Guinn Legg

Nearly 1,000 low-income seniors in the Tri-Cities area who will spend Christmas alone are in for a treat.

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