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Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

September 29th, 2014 1:38 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.

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Kingsport woman faces animal cruelty charge after police find emaciated puppy

Kingsport woman faces animal cruelty charge after police find emaciated puppy

September 29th, 2014 1:34 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police were responding to a separate, unrelated domestic disturbance when a resident alerted them to an apartment that might be on fire.

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Young U.S. marijuana industry growing political influence

Young U.S. marijuana industry growing political influence

September 29th, 2014 1:13 pm by Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press

The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more sta

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Rogersville Rockettes Place 3rd in ASA Big Orange Showcase

Rogersville Rockettes Place 3rd in ASA Big Orange Showcase

September 29th, 2014 1:13 pm by Ron Dailey

The Rogersville Rockettes placed 3rd in single elimination bracket play at the Big Orange Showcase 16U Division in Knoxville, TN. The showcase was attended by Division I schools such as the University of Tennessee and the University of Alabama among othe

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NE Tennessee teacher arrested on drug charges at school

NE Tennessee teacher arrested on drug charges at school

September 29th, 2014 11:25 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

She was scheduled for arraignment Monday on drug possession and public intoxication charges.

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State says $21,773 stolen from Middle Tennessee town

State says $21,773 stolen from Middle Tennessee town

September 29th, 2014 10:21 am by Staff Report

Investigators uncovered two schemes and several internal control deficiencies that allowed money to be stolen from the city's water and sewer fund without detection, the report stated.

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Troopers to conduct safety belt, license checks in Unicoi, Sullivan counties

Troopers to conduct safety belt, license checks in Unicoi, Sullivan counties

September 29th, 2014 9:55 am by Staff Report

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct safety belt and drivers license checkpoints in Unicoi and Sullivan counties in October.

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The Grandpa Bandit' talks about easy' life of a robber

The Grandpa Bandit' talks about easy' life of a robber

September 29th, 2014 9:41 am by Matt Lakin, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The job paid better than a thousand dollars a minute.

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Nearly 23K students register for Tennessee's free tuition plan

Nearly 23K students register for Tennessee's free tuition plan

September 29th, 2014 9:00 am by Associated Press

Under the program, students who choose to attend a four-year school after graduation will be able to do so as juniors.

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Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

September 29th, 2014 8:28 am by EMILY WANG, Associated Press

At least 31 people are believed to have died.

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