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Tennessee boy keeps health in check

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:54pm
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Shy, quiet and unassuming, 10-year-old Allen Feng’s indomitable will to live and desire to win have brought him distinction, in spite of severe health conditions that nearly took his life.
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Reader's Ride: 1978 Toyota LandCruiser

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:53pm
This is my custom-camoflage 1978 Toyota LandCruiser FJ40. I’ve owned this vehicle for 37 years after buying it in 1980. It is a four-wheel drive making it a great vehicle for the snow.
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Smyth County RAM offers free health care to more than 1,000 patients

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:52pm
The warm weather took a dive this weekend, but free health care still attracted more than 1,000 people to the Remote Area Medical Clinic in Smyth County.
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My First Job: Alexia Webb

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:51pm
What was your first job?
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Little Rock police find live alligator in burglars' car

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 6:00pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock police have arrested three men and accused them of stealing a live alligator from a downtown nature center.
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Crews find 'void' where San Francisco street caved

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 5:45pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews found a 3-foot-deep void where a San Francisco street caved under a heavy big-rig truck on Friday, but they are stumped as to what caused the hole.
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Stolen Ronald McDonald statue recovered undamaged

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 5:14pm
CLINTON, N.J. (AP) — A life-size Ronald McDonald statue stolen from a McDonald's in New Jersey last month has been found.
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Tennessee man sentenced to 36 years in crash that killed 3

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:23pm
ERIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 36 years in prison in the traffic deaths of two adults and a 12-day-old infant.
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Deputies help barefoot man who ends up being runaway inmate

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 6:30am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies had spotted a man walking barefoot down a New Mexico road with his feet full of cactus, so they offered him a ride.
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Ringling's final show coming to Facebook Live

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 6:15am
ST.PETERSSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus first wowed audiences in the 19th century. For the iconic American spectacle's final act, it will broadcast the final performance on a 21st century medium: Facebook Live.
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'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' blasts off with $145M debut

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 4:45am
NEW YORK (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" rocketed to an estimated $145 million debut in North America, kicking off Hollywood's summer movie season with something the movie business has been craving: a sequel more successful than the…
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University of Virginia's College at Wise graduates 270 at 2017 commencement

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 12:03am
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise held its 2017 Commencement exercises Saturday at the David J. Prior Convocation Center in Wise. Delegate Terry Kilgore, an alumnus of the college, gave the commencement address to the 270 graduates and their…
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Emory & Henry College graduates 228 at its 169th commencement ceremony

TriCities.com - Sun, 05/07/2017 - 12:02am
Emory & Henry graduates, 228 in all, received their degrees during the school’s 169th commencement ceremony on Saturday. Speaker Kerry A. Robinson reminded graduates to work hard and "embrace ... the present moment."
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Weaver Elementary set to close at end of school year due to structural issues

TriCities.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:45pm
Since the decision to close Weaver Elementary was made in early April, the students and staff at the nearly 100-year-old school seem to be moving toward acceptance.
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Weaver not part of Sullivan facilities plan due to enrollment, building condition

TriCities.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:42pm
Fixing or replacing Weaver Elementary School isn’t part of Sullivan County Schools’ $200 million, 15-year facilities plan underway now because of its declining enrollment and the condition of the building.
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Free Comic Book Day draws hundreds to Bristol store

TriCities.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 10:30pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — The Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman were whisked off the shelf Saturday at Mountain Empire Comics in downtown Bristol. Hundreds of fans stopped by the small shop at the corner of Sixth Street and Shelby…
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SCSO says inmate hangs himself at jail

TriCities.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 2:53pm
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn.—Authorities say an inmate has hung himself at the Sullivan County jail.
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Popular Mechanics names State Street one of the world's strangest

TriCities.com - Sat, 05/06/2017 - 2:24pm
Popular Mechanics has named State Street among the world's strangest streets.
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Milsap delivers pure love, hits in Bristol concert

TriCities.com - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:53pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Pure love. Baby, it was pure love last night in the Birthplace of Country Music when Country Music Hall of Fame member Ronnie Milsap came to town.
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Washington County to offer spring pet vaccination clinic today

TriCities.com - Fri, 05/05/2017 - 10:01pm
Washington County will hold a spring vaccination clinic today at various locations.
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