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Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

Audit: $48 million in Shelby County school equipment missing

December 3rd, 2013 6:25 pm by Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Commercial Appeal reports that the auditor, Maryland-based ProBar, was unable to account for more than 54,270 pieces of equipment, including laptop computers, hard drives, tools and driver training cars.

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Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

Man survives three days at bottom of Atlantic

December 3rd, 2013 6:12 pm by Associated Press

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle. The Nigerian cook survived by breathing an ever-dwindling supply of oxygen in an air pocket.

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Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

Audit: Health care subsidies vulnerable to fraud

December 3rd, 2013 5:50 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — “The IRS’ existing fraud detection system may not be capable of identifying (Affordable Care Act) refund fraud or schemes prior to the issuance of tax return refunds,” said the report by the Treasury inspector general.

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KPD seeks public's help in theft case

KPD seeks public's help in theft case

December 3rd, 2013 4:59 pm by Nick Shepherd

KINGSPORT — The incident happened in the early morning hours of November 10 when a white male suspect entered a red pickup that was in the Kroger parking lot. The suspect then stole over $1,000 worth of items, the report said.

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Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

Officers cleared in fatal Bluff City shooting

December 3rd, 2013 4:06 pm by Rain Smith

Three local police officers have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a man who attempted to flee a Bluff City traffic crash in August — allegedly striking an officer with his car and ramming multiple vehicles.

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Obama tries to move past health care website woes

Obama tries to move past health care website woes

December 3rd, 2013 2:23 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a health care strategy aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also refocusing attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.

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Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

Man dead after shootout with police in Tenn.

December 3rd, 2013 1:19 pm by Associated Press

A man sought by police since the discovery of his girlfriend's body in a burned house has been killed after a shootout with authorities.

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Medical worker gets 39 years for infecting dozens with hepatitis

Medical worker gets 39 years for infecting dozens with hepatitis

December 3rd, 2013 1:05 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

A drug-addicted medical technician has been sentenced to 39 years in federal prison for infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C while working at hospitals in several states.

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Couch says he took benefits to help support family

Couch says he took benefits to help support family

December 3rd, 2013 1:01 pm by Associated Press

Former Tennessee defensive lineman Maurice Couch says family obligations led him to accept benefits, which caused him to lose his eligibility.

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Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

Stalker crashes while fleeing from scene of vandalism

December 3rd, 2013 11:31 am by Rain Smith

Shortly before 2 a.m. a woman and her boyfriend heard a noise outside their Bristol home. They found the tires on “several” vehicles had been slashed, then spotted the woman’s ex-boyfriend speeding away in his pickup.

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