Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is ...

Neighbor find stolen items after tornado

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - A man who went to a neighbor's home after a tornado swept through the neighborhood discovered his neighbor ...

Search For Escaped Inmates

AVERY CO., N.C. (WKPT) - Two inmates remain at large after ambushing an officer in Avery County, N.C.The cousins, 20-year-old Calvin Metcalf ...

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Local News

  • Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths July 30, 2014 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend. According to data released Tuesday by the state Health Department’s Vital Statistics office, drug overdoses killed 1,166 people last year. By comparison, 1,008 people died in motor vehicle accidents last year ... Read more
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Regional News

  • McAuliffe: “Heartsick” over Cantor’s primary loss July 30, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) – While many Democrats were rejoicing over last month’s unexpected loss by Republican Eric Cantor in the GOP primary, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was not among them. McAuliffe told WTOP-FM during his monthly “Ask the Governor” program Wednesday that he was “heartsick” over Cantor’s defeat to challenger Dave Brat because it represents a significant loss of clout for the ... Read more
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U.S. News

  • LA Water Main Break Floods Parts of UCLA Campus July 30, 2014 UCLA flooding A 100-year-old water main near the UCLA campus in Los Angeles ruptured Tuesday afternoon, spewing water into the air, stranding cars and people in underground parking structures, ABC station KABC reported.   A geyser surged from the 30-inch pipe into the middle of Sunset Boulevard. Streets on and near campus flooded as fast-moving sheets of water poured down the entrance of a parking ... Read more
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World News

  • US Says Russian Missile Launch ‘Serious’ Violation of Treaty July 29, 2014 Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a plenary session of the St. Petersburg International Investment Forum, May 23, 2014. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is publicly accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, a declaration likely to deepen tensions between the two countries already at odds over crises in Ukraine, Syria, and the Middle East. The allegations, raised by President Obama in a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, center on ground-launched cruise missile tests conducted in 2011, an administration official said. Obama Announces ... Read more
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Sports

  • Nadal out of 2 tournaments because of right wrist July 30, 2014 Rafael Nadal is withdrawing from hard-court tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati because of a right wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the U.S. Open. Nadal plays left-handed, but he uses a two-handed backhand. His manager announced the withdrawals Wednesday. The Toronto tournament begins Monday; the Cincinnati tournament starts Aug. 11. Those two events would have represented Nadal’s hard-court preparation for the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 25. The Spaniard, currently No. 2 in the ATP rankings, won his second championship at Flushing Meadows in 2013. That is part of his collection of 14 Grand Slam titles, tied with ... Read more
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Entertainment News

  • Joel McHale on ‘Community’ Moving to Yahoo: ‘We Can Swear Now’ July 30, 2014 abc news One of the funniest men in television, Joel McHale, shared some exciting news about his show, “Community,” this morning on “GMA LIVE!” “It is coming to Yahoo,” he told host Ginger Zee. But that’s not what McHale is most excited about for the upcoming sixth season that is launching on the new platform. “We can swear now, and a lot of nudity,” he joked. On a more serious note, McHale explained what Dan Harmon, the show’s creator, thinks about “Community” airing on Yahoo TV. “‘People will now watch the show exactly how they always did,’” he said of Harmon’s thinking. “It has a huge presence on ... Read more
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