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Appalachian Power customers could see increase in bills

Appalachian Power customers could see increase in bills

December 19th, 2013 9:39 am by Nick Shepherd

Appalachian Power customers could see an increase in their power bill after the company filed a request with the Virginia State Corporation Commission seeking recovery of electric transmission costs, the company said in a press release.

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Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of Gulf oil spill

Former BP engineer convicted of obstructing probe of Gulf oil spill

December 19th, 2013 8:40 am by By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Kurt Mix is one of four current or former BP employees charged with crimes related to the spill, one of the largest environmental disasters in U.S. history.

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Sunnyside youth take a 'hands-on' approach to sharing their faith

Sunnyside youth take a 'hands-on' approach to sharing their faith

December 19th, 2013 8:37 am by Collin Brooks

Approximately 45 youth between grades 7 and 12 are helping to spread the message of their faith through the GLO Puppet Ministry at Sunnyside Baptist Church.

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Evacuations in effect near TN industrial fire

Evacuations in effect near TN industrial fire

December 19th, 2013 8:35 am by Associated Press

Evacuation orders remained in effect Thursday for hundreds of central Tennessee residents who live near a federal Superfund site where a large industrial fire has been burning since the day before.

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Business & Technology
Target: 40M card accounts may be breached

Target: 40M card accounts may be breached

December 19th, 2013 8:31 am by Associated Press

Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear.

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N.C. State hands Vols second straight loss

N.C. State hands Vols second straight loss

December 18th, 2013 11:56 pm by Associated Press

T.J. Warren scored 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds Wednesday as N.C. State never trailed in a 65-58 victory over Tennessee that extended its winning streak to six games.

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Sullivan asked to fund seven new school resource officers

Sullivan asked to fund seven new school resource officers

December 18th, 2013 11:18 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — The new SROs — including one sergeant — would be assigned to each of the county’s seven middle schools: Blountville; Bluff City; Colonial Heights; Holston; Holston Valley; Mary Hughes; and Sullivan.

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Entertainment
‘Duck Dynasty’ dad Phil Robertson suspended after gay remarks

‘Duck Dynasty’ dad Phil Robertson suspended after gay remarks

December 18th, 2013 11:14 pm by Lisa Gutierrez, The Kansas City Star (MCT)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A&E has indefinitely suspended “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson after anti-gay comments he made in the January 2014 issue of GQ magazine. Robertson equated homosexuality with bestiality and called the lifestyle a sin.

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MCPD seeks public’s help to identify debit card theft suspect

MCPD seeks public’s help to identify debit card theft suspect

December 18th, 2013 11:07 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — Police are hoping someone will recognize a photo taken from store video surveillance of a woman who has been running up a large tab on a debit card belonging to an 80-year-old Mount Carmel man.

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Business & Technology
Holiday shopping season a disappointment so far

Holiday shopping season a disappointment so far

December 18th, 2013 10:57 pm by Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparse crowds at malls and “50 percent off” signs at The Gap and other stores offer clues as to how this holiday season is shaping up so far: It’s the most discount-driven one since the U.S. was in a deep recession.

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