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Stocks drop as government heads toward shutdown

Stocks drop as government heads toward shutdown

September 30th, 2013 1:37 pm by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer

Stocks sank Monday as Wall Street worried that a budget fight in Washington could lead to something much worse for the economy— a failure to raise the nation's borrowing limit.

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Police crack down on synthetic drugs in Wise County

Police crack down on synthetic drugs in Wise County

September 30th, 2013 10:55 am by Stephen Igo

Friday's raid in Wise County targeted a half dozen businesses, mostly in the Pound area.

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Sullivan County woman charged with TennCare fraud

Sullivan County woman charged with TennCare fraud

September 30th, 2013 9:56 am by Staff reports

A Sullivan County woman is charged with selling prescription drugs obtained through benefits under the TennCare state healthcare insurance plan.

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Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

Update: Three students, driver treated for minor injuries in Russell County school bus crash

September 30th, 2013 9:29 am by Staff reports

A Russell County school bus was traveling north on Route 671 when it ran off the left side of the gravel road. The bus went down a slight embankment and overturned onto its side.

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Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

September 30th, 2013 9:19 am by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is expected to hear two hours of statements Monday from lawyers for BP and for Gulf Coast residents and businesses who claim the spill cost them money.

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Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

Group wants to oust Tenn GOP head

September 30th, 2013 8:57 am by Associated Press

A group seeking to deny incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander another term in office is pushing to oust the head of Tennessee's Republican Party.

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One festival, three days, a world of stories

One festival, three days, a world of stories

September 30th, 2013 8:37 am by Staff Report

The National Storytelling Festival will celebrate its 41st anniversary Oct. 4-6 in Jonesborough, bringing a world of stories to this small, historic town.

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Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown

Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown

September 30th, 2013 8:26 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Homeland Security chief gives advice on surviving active shooter scenarios

Homeland Security chief gives advice on surviving active shooter scenarios

September 29th, 2013 10:16 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — The worst thing a person can do is adopt the belief that mass shootings happen to other people in other places and can’t happen here, according to Homeland Security specialist Jerry Stout.

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Already above state goal, student attendance improving at schools in Hawkins County

Already above state goal, student attendance improving at schools in Hawkins County

September 29th, 2013 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Students at St. Clair Elementary School in western Hawkins County received a sweet treat Friday for showing the biggest gains in attendance from the previous year.

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