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Death toll from Nepal quake passes 4,000

April 27th, 2015 12:03 pm by KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

"There are people who are not getting food and shelter. I've had reports of villages where 70 percent of the houses have been destroyed" - Udav Prashad Timalsina, top official in Gorkha district,

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Marriage equality support blossoms in preparation for Supreme Court cases

Marriage equality support blossoms in preparation for Supreme Court cases - VIDEO

April 27th, 2015 11:05 pm by Jessica Fuller

With marriage equality cases headed to the U.S. Supreme Court today, same-sex couples across the nation wait with bated breath.

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Crime rates drop throughout Tenn. despite 10 percent rise in murders

Crime rates drop throughout Tenn. despite 10 percent rise in murders

April 27th, 2015 11:02 pm by Jessica Fuller

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's annual crime report for 2014 shows overall crime rates have decreased for much of the region.

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Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

Parents lament closure of online school with failing scores

April 27th, 2015 10:54 pm by Nathan Baker

The failure of an amendment last week tacked to an unrelated bill in the state Senate may have been the final bell for the lagging Tennessee Virtual Academy, despite efforts by parents of the online school's students and some lawmakers to save it from clo

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Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

Elizabethton board narrows field to 3 for next director of schools

April 27th, 2015 10:48 pm by John Thompson

The Elizabethton City School Board narrowed the field of finalists for the next director of schools to three candidates during a short workshop session Monday.

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Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

April 27th, 2015 10:28 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly brandishing two handguns in public while under the influence of drugs reportedly told police four men were under his home trying to drill through his floor.

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

April 27th, 2015 10:24 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

April 27th, 2015 10:19 pm by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

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TBI: Tennessee murders up by nearly 10 percent last year

TBI: Tennessee murders up by nearly 10 percent last year

April 27th, 2015 1:38 pm by Associated Press

The TBI says there were 375 murders reported in Tennessee in 2014.

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ETSU unveils new football uniforms

ETSU unveils new football uniforms

April 27th, 2015 12:24 pm by Joe Avento

Players Drake Powell, Austin Herink, Daren Ardis, Nick Sexton, Keanu James and Cole West modeled the uniforms in front of an enthusiastic crowd in the Cave area of the Culp Center.

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Truckers at nation's biggest port complex strike over wages

Truckers at nation's biggest port complex strike over wages

April 27th, 2015 12:08 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Most of the drivers are independent contractors for trucking companies.

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