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Money questions slam brakes on Tennessee road projects

Money questions slam brakes on Tennessee road projects

September 6th, 2014 7:46 pm by Hank Hayes

Congress' inability to pass a long-term funding solution to the Federal Highway Trust Fund is putting the brakes on Tennessee's roads budget, state Transportation Commissioner John Schroer says.

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Mystery shrouds U.S. couple's crash off Jamaica

Mystery shrouds U.S. couple's crash off Jamaica

September 6th, 2014 3:20 pm by Associated Press

Search-and-rescue crews on Saturday were stymied in efforts to solve the mystery of a small private plane carrying an upstate New York couple taken on a ghostly 1,700-mile journey after the pilot was apparently incapacitated.

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Young elected new National Baptist Convention leader

Young elected new National Baptist Convention leader

September 6th, 2014 2:47 pm by Associated Press

A Jackson, Miss., pastor has been elected the new president of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the largest group of black Christians in the United States.

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This week in crime

This week in crime

September 6th, 2014 9:15 am by Staff Report

This week's stories include road rage in I26, and underwear clad man arrested near a school, and a couple indicted in the grape soda death of a child.

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Groups claim Virginia enforcement of mining, water law is a failure

Groups claim Virginia enforcement of mining, water law is a failure

September 6th, 2014 6:20 am by Stephen Igo

Environmental groups have asked the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assume control over Virginia's regulatory responsibilities to enforce the Clean Water Act as it relates to the coal mining industry.

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Doctor who recently contracted Ebola has East Tennessee ties

Doctor who recently contracted Ebola has East Tennessee ties

September 5th, 2014 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Dr. Rick Sacra spent time in the region in the early 1990s while completing his residency at East Tennessee State University Family Physicians. He began attending Walnut Hill Presbyterian Church in Bristol, Tenn. While there he befriended Edward Wise Jr.

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Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

September 5th, 2014 4:09 pm by DAVID MCFADDEN, Associated Press; JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

Maj. Basil Jarrett of the Jamaican Defense Force said the plane went down about 14 miles (22 kilometers) northeast of the northern coastal town of Port Antonio and the military sent two aircraft and a dive team to investigate.

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Deputy fatally shoots man in Tennessee hospital

Deputy fatally shoots man in Tennessee hospital

September 5th, 2014 4:09 pm by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports the shooting happened early Friday. Officials said the 23-year-old man was in custody and had been taken to the Rhea Medical Center for treatment for an injury at about 2 a.m.

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Second Harvest Food Bank's clientele up 10,000+ in four years

Second Harvest Food Bank's clientele up 10,000+ in four years

September 5th, 2014 3:42 pm by Hank Hayes

Second Harvest Executive Director Rhonda Chafin noted the study also revealed 60 percent of the food bank's charitable agencies employ no paid staff and are run exclusively by volunteers.

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Sullivan County jail nearly loses certification due to overcrowding

Sullivan County jail nearly loses certification due to overcrowding

September 5th, 2014 2:09 pm by Nick Shepherd

The issue was so serious Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson and newly elected Mayor Richard Venable went to Nashville to attend a TCI board meeting this week.

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