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Al-Qaida-linked terrorists suspected of Paris newspaper shooting killed by police

Al-Qaida-linked terrorists suspected of Paris newspaper shooting killed by police

January 9th, 2015 12:02 pm by Lori Hinnant, Elaine Ganley; Associated Press

French police stormed a printing plant north of Paris on Friday, freeing a hostage and killing two brothers linked to al-Qaida who were suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper two days ago.

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UPDATE: Deputies say driver who crossed center line in fatal Jonesborough collision reportedly was driving erratically before crash

UPDATE: Deputies say driver who crossed center line in fatal Jonesborough collision reportedly was driving erratically before crash

January 9th, 2015 11:46 am by Staff Report

A Jonesborough man was killed in a head-on crash on Tennessee Highway 107 in southwestern Washington County this morning after he swerved to avoid an oncoming car that had crossed the center line, a sheriff's deputy reported.

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Updated with photos: Washington County deputy involved in crash with injuries; Boones Creek road closed near Jonesborough

Updated with photos: Washington County deputy involved in crash with injuries; Boones Creek road closed near Jonesborough

January 9th, 2015 10:03 am by Becky Campbell

The crash was reported at 1103 Boones Creek Road near Farm Bureau Insurance offices at 9:55 a.m.

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Obama proposes publicly funded community college based on Tennessee Promise

Obama proposes publicly funded community college based on Tennessee Promise

January 9th, 2015 9:45 am by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

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Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

Unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. as US gains 252,000 jobs in best hiring year since 1999

January 9th, 2015 8:35 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Associated Press

The U.S. capped its best year for hiring in 15 years with a healthy job gain in December and the unemployment rate falling to a six-year low. The data adds to signs of strength that contrast with sputtering global growth.

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Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

Bristol police search for potential owners of allegedly stolen items

January 8th, 2015 10:21 pm by Staff Report

After a Sullivan County couple was indicted on charges that they stole more than $50,000 worth of items, Bristol police are searching for potential victims to return some of those items.

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Euthanasia rate at WC/JC Animal Shelter sees sharp decline

Euthanasia rate at WC/JC Animal Shelter sees sharp decline

January 8th, 2015 9:49 pm by Max Hrenda

Even though the Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter may have posted its lowest numbers ever in terms of animal euthanasia in 2014, Director Debbie Dobbs said she was optimistic that number could continue to decline once her new facility is opera

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5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

5 years probation for Kingsport contractor who took money, then took off

January 8th, 2015 9:42 pm by Becky Campbell

A local contractor with a history of DUI offenses, driving without a license and violating his habitual motor offender status now stands convicted of taking money for a home remodeling job without doing any work.

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Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

Man accused of carjacking, assault receives 5-year sentence for drug trafficking

January 8th, 2015 9:36 pm by Becky Campbell

A Bristol man charged in early 2014 with attempting to steal vehicles in a Unicoi County community and pointing a gun at a county woman was sentenced Wednesday to serve more than five years in prison.

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Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

Tax scammer hits speed bump after calling judge

January 8th, 2015 9:29 pm by Becky Campbell

Washington County General Sessions Judge James Nidiffer is still waiting to be arrested after getting a phone call this week alleging that action from the Internal Revenue Service.

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