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Niswonger donation adds to funding for ETSU's staduim

Niswonger donation adds to funding for ETSU's staduim

April 11th, 2015 10:21 pm by Joe Avento

The pieces continue to come together for the East Tennessee State University football program.At halftime of the team's spring game, the program collected its second $1 million check in just a couple of weeks.

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Barn Busters: Reclaimed wood transforms region's heritage

Barn Busters: Reclaimed wood transforms region's heritage

April 11th, 2015 10:13 pm by Nathan Baker

A heavy stomp on the accelerator pedal sends the straining Chevy pickup lurching forward, pulling its tow rope taught around a poplar beam.

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In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page

April 11th, 2015 9:41 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.

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'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

April 11th, 2015 9:36 pm by Marci Gore, NET NEWS SERVICE

Earlier this month, a Scott County grand jury found evidence to return a true bill on 56 counts related to drug possession and distribution.

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Rap star Nelly arrested on felony drug possession charges in Cookeville

Rap star Nelly arrested on felony drug possession charges in Cookeville

April 11th, 2015 9:29 pm by Staff Report

Million-selling rapper Nelly, who had a No. 1 single in 2002 with "Hot in Herre," was charged Saturday morning with felony drug possession after a stop in Putnam County (Cookeville), the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a Saturday news release.

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Obama says partisanship over Iran deal has gone too far

Obama says partisanship over Iran deal has gone too far

April 11th, 2015 9:19 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan wrangling over the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran and on other foreign policy matters has gone beyond the pale, singling out two senior Republican senators for particularly harsh criticism. "It need

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Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist

Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist

April 11th, 2015 9:16 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press and PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

The death of a black man shot in the back while fleeing a white police officer was the act of a racist cop, a minister told hundreds who gathered Saturday for the funeral of Walter Scott.

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2 charged on multiple offenses in connection with illegal narcotics activity, police say

2 charged on multiple offenses in connection with illegal narcotics activity, police say

April 11th, 2015 6:43 pm by Staff Report

Johnson City police made two arrests following an investigation into narcotics activity at 2606 N. Roan St.

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Cleric: Man charged in Kansas bomb plot is mentally ill

Cleric: Man charged in Kansas bomb plot is mentally ill

April 11th, 2015 2:27 pm by NICHOLAS CLAYTON, Associated Press and JOHN HANNA, Associated Press

A man accused of plotting a suicide bomb attack on a Kansas military base to help the Islamic State group is mentally ill and was acting strangely days before his arrest, according to a Muslim cleric who said he was counseling him at the FBI's request.

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Sycamore Shoals, Elizabethton receive archive grants

Sycamore Shoals, Elizabethton receive archive grants

April 10th, 2015 10:37 pm by John Thompson

Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett made two stops in Carter County on Friday afternoon to award grants to assist in preserving some of the oldest documents in the state.

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