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A Buccaneer Christmas

December 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by Joe Avento

ETSU athletes and cheerleaders helped spread holiday cheer to local children Tuesday evening during the 14th annual event at the Minidome.

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Tennessee budget: Officials say cuts to Department of Safety has risks as 70 troopers could get axed

Tennessee budget: Officials say cuts to Department of Safety has risks as 70 troopers could get axed

December 2nd, 2014 4:42 pm by Associated Press

State law enforcement officials say the safety of motorists traveling Tennessee's highways would be jeopardized if the Safety and Homeland Security Department has to cut 7 percent of its budget.

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Update: Two kids, one adult killed and 20 hurt in crash between two school buses

Update: Two kids, one adult killed and 20 hurt in crash between two school buses

December 2nd, 2014 4:03 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

Officials say two children and one adult were killed in a crash between two buses Tuesday afternoon in East Knoxville. Twenty others were injured.

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Just what is sleep anyway?

Just what is sleep anyway?

December 2nd, 2014 2:34 pm by Associated Press

Actor-turned-part-time professor Alan Alda has a new challenge for scientists: Explain sleep to an 11-year-old.

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Republican-led House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

Republican-led House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

December 2nd, 2014 2:25 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The move would be mostly symbolic, since Obama would certainly veto such legislation and the Democratic-led Senate likely wouldn't go along with it.

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Kingsport's new I-26 welcome center is now open for business

Kingsport's new I-26 welcome center is now open for business

December 2nd, 2014 2:19 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

The site will have about 50 spaces for vehicles, a couple for buses and 20 spots for tractor-trailers.

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New defense secretary? Ashton Carter is Obama's likely Pentagon pick

New defense secretary? Ashton Carter is Obama's likely Pentagon pick

December 2nd, 2014 2:13 pm by JULIE PACE and BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

A physicist with deep Pentagon experience, Carter moved to the top of the White House's short list after several leading contenders pulled their names from consideration.

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Update: Police cadet injured in UT Ferguson protest at major intersection

Update: Police cadet injured in UT Ferguson protest at major intersection

December 2nd, 2014 1:20 pm by Gerald Witt, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A walk out by University of Tennessee students over the events in Ferguson, Mo., has left traffic blocked at a major intersection.

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The Buzz: What you need to know today from Johnson City Press

The Buzz: What you need to know today from Johnson City Press

December 2nd, 2014 1:11 pm by Johnson City Press

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Threat against other Science Hill triggers lockdown at Johnson City school

Threat against other Science Hill triggers lockdown at Johnson City school

December 2nd, 2014 12:45 pm by Staff Report

The convenience of the Information Age was to blame for a soft lockdown at Science Hill High School Tuesday morning, when administrators were alerted to an online threat against another Science Hill.

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