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Searchers scour rubble after NYC gas explosion kills 7

Searchers scour rubble after NYC gas explosion kills 7

March 13th, 2014 10:32 am by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

The explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem injured more than 60 people, with searchers still trying to locate others a day later.

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50-car pileup: Ohio State Highway Patrol releases names of turnpike crash victims

50-car pileup: Ohio State Highway Patrol releases names of turnpike crash victims

March 13th, 2014 10:18 am by Sandusky Register

The Ohio Patrol released the names of the victims killed Wednesday in a weather related 50-car pileup on the Ohio Turnpike Wednesday afternoon.

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Wish Granted: Fire department answers call to bring 6-year-old accident victim home

Wish Granted: Fire department answers call to bring 6-year-old accident victim home

March 13th, 2014 10:09 am by Brad Hicks

When they heard 6-year-old Austin Smith, the Unicoi Elementary School student injured last week at a Unicoi bus stop, wanted to return home from the hospital in a fire engine, members of the Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department rushed into action.

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Commissioners' health benefits may fund work

Commissioners' health benefits may fund work

March 12th, 2014 9:31 pm by Gary B. Gray

County commissioners could be saying so long to taxpayer-funded insurance benefits if an amended resolution to spend an additional $120,000 for completion of second-floor renovations at the Washington County Courthouse gets the thumbs up from the full com

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Area retail sales report reflects tough 4th quarter for region

Area retail sales report reflects tough 4th quarter for region

March 12th, 2014 9:28 pm by Tony Casey

There's no way to sugarcoat a Tri-Cities Retail Sales Report put out Wednesday by East Tennessee State University's Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

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Teacher Licenses: Hill's bill passes two tests

Teacher Licenses: Hill's bill passes two tests

March 12th, 2014 9:25 pm by Nathan Baker

A bill that would forbid the granting and renewal of teacher licenses based on students' standardized test scores took steps toward passage this week, despite opposition from the State Education Department.

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ETSU's medical school turns 40

ETSU's medical school turns 40

March 12th, 2014 9:14 pm by Becky Campbell

By this time 40 years ago, the politicking over establishing a medical school at East Tennessee State University was all but over, but it will be long remembered as one of the greatest political fights ever won for the region.

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State economic official praises Tennessee performance

State economic official praises Tennessee performance

March 12th, 2014 9:07 pm by John Thompson

Local government leaders and economic development officials got to hear the state's good economic news during a business roundtable meeting at the Elizabethton Airport on Wednesday.

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Obama: Russia could face 'costs' over Ukraine

Obama: Russia could face 'costs' over Ukraine

March 12th, 2014 4:20 pm by JULIE PACE, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says that if Russia continues an aggressive path in Ukraine, the United States and other countries will, in his words, be "forced to apply costs" to Moscow.

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JC police find cocaine, ecstasy during traffic stop

JC police find cocaine, ecstasy during traffic stop

March 12th, 2014 1:16 pm by Staff Report

A traffic stop early Tuesday led to a drug arrest by the Johnson City Police Department's Special Investigation Squad, according to a department press release.

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