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Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

TriCities.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 7:29am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company's crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.
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Police: Woman shot trooper in the arm after high-speed chase

TriCities.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 6:04am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a woman shot a state trooper in the arm after a high-speed car chase.
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Health systems expect Virginia decision by month's end

TriCities.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:06am
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — While Tennessee health officials have approved merger plans of two area health systems, a Virginia decision isn’t expected until Sept. 30.
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Health system merger to have extensive state oversight

TriCities.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:06am
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — The proposed merger of two area health systems must close within 90 days and be subject to constant state oversight, according to the Tennessee Certificate of Public Advantage approved Tuesday.
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Bristol Tennessee could be in fight over use of eminent domain for road project, attorney says

TriCities.com - Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:06am
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Bristol Tennessee officials are in for a fight if they proceed with plans to take land at the entrance to National College for a road project, the college’s attorney said.
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Southwest Virginia tourism organizations receive grant funding

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:13pm
Several Southwest Virginia organizations have received matching grant funds from the Virginia Tourism Corp.’s Marketing Leverage Program.
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Refurbished pool at Tennessee High to open in 3 weeks

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:11pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — If all goes as planned, students at Tennessee High School will be able to dive into the school’s newly renovated pool in about three weeks.
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King University drive will collect coats for kids

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:10pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — It may not feel like fall yet, but King University is looking ahead to cooler days.The school is collecting new and gently used coats for its 18th annual Coats for Kids drive on Oct. 28 on the…
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Tenn., Va. attorneys general seek information from opioid companies

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:10pm
A group of 41 attorneys general, including those in Tennessee and Virginia, are seeking information from opioid manufacturers and distributors as part of multistate investigations.
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Bristol, Va. Police seeking runaway girl

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:30pm
BRISTOL, Va.—The Bristol Virginia Police Department is looking for a 15-year-old girl.
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Liberty Tax offering free Tax School

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:15pm
Bristol, Tenn. – Liberty Tax Service is offering a tuition free Tax School starting Sept. 25 at its office at 700 State Street.
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Tennessee health officials approve Wellmont-MSHA merger plan

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:37am
NASHVILLE - Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner today announced he has approved the proposed Certificate of Public Advantage to allow Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance to merge.
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Virginia DMV faces $16 million shortfall, fees could rise

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:26am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles is facing an estimated operating shortfall of more than $16 million and Virginians could see an increase in fees as a result.
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Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

TriCities.com - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 8:13am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season — and says its stores will…
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