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Regional homeless count to begin at noon on Thursday

Regional homeless count to begin at noon on Thursday

January 21st, 2015 8:45 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

"Each agency and person who comes in contact with a homeless person can make a difference in this count," Jon White, outreach coordinator for Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness

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Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre

January 21st, 2015 8:15 pm by IKE EJIOCHI and PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press

Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

January 21st, 2015 3:45 pm by LARRY O'DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press

Del. Joseph D. Morrissey is spending nights in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor but is allowed out each day on work release, earning a day of "good time" credit reducing his six-month sentence for each day he serves in the legislature.

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Richest politician in America: Haslam doubles net worth in a matter of months

Richest politician in America: Haslam doubles net worth in a matter of months

January 21st, 2015 12:19 pm by From staff reports

The governor owns15 percent of Pilot Flying J, which his father founded in 1958.

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TSA discovers handgun in passenger's carry-on bag at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

TSA discovers handgun in passenger's carry-on bag at Tri-Cities Regional Airport

January 21st, 2015 11:38 am by Staff Report

The pistol was the first firearm discovered at the security checkpoint by TSA officers at Tri-Cities this year. A total of four firearms were discovered at the checkpoint in 2014, up from one in 2013.

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Carter commissioners try hands at electronic voting

Carter commissioners try hands at electronic voting

January 21st, 2015 11:06 am by John Thompson

For the first time in its 200-year history, the Carter County Commission tried a new way of voting at Tuesday's monthly meeting. As part of a trial basis, the commission voted electronically instead of using the old-fashioned roll-call voting.

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Police charge man in two home burglaries

Police charge man in two home burglaries

January 21st, 2015 10:25 am by Staff Report

A witness gave police a detailed description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving from one of the residences.

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Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

Boko Haram leader claims massacre in Baga, threatens more

January 21st, 2015 9:48 am by HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

As many as 2,000 civilians were killed and 3,700 homes and business were destroyed in the Jan. 3 attack on the town near Nigeria's border with Cameroon, said Amnesty International.

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State funding cuts proposed for services for intellectually disabled

State funding cuts proposed for services for intellectually disabled

January 20th, 2015 9:49 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Governor Bill Haslam's request for an across the board 7 percent reduction in state agency spending and the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities' proposal to meet that request with nearly $14 million cuts to its Medicaid Wavier and Fa

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Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

Obama in State of the Union: The shadow of crisis has passed

January 20th, 2015 9:45 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that the "shadow of crisis" has passed America and urged Congress to build on economic gains by raising taxes on the nation's wealthiest to pay for reductions for the middle class - an agenda more likely to an

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