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Court upholds EPA rule on cross-state pollution

Court upholds EPA rule on cross-state pollution

April 29th, 2014 6:57 pm by Associated Press

The 6-2 ruling was an important victory for the Obama administration in controlling emissions from power plants in 27 Midwestern and Appalachian states that contribute to soot and smog along the East Coast.

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Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

Justices wary of unlimited cellphone searches

April 29th, 2014 2:57 pm by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

A key question in two cases argued Tuesday is whether Americans' cellphones, with vast quantities of sensitive records, photographs and communications, are a private realm much like their homes.

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Cleanup under way from storms around Wise

Cleanup under way from storms around Wise

April 29th, 2014 1:42 pm by Stephen Igo

Police officers were conducting an interview inside a residence when the roof was blown away, while trees toppled onto a Christian camp's cabin that was housing a family displaced by fire.

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Tennessee tornado leaves 2 dead, 6 injured

Tennessee tornado leaves 2 dead, 6 injured

April 29th, 2014 1:27 pm by Associated Press

A Tennessee emergency management official says two people have died and six were injured when a tornado touched down in Lincoln County.

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Gunman wounds six at FedEx sorting center, commits suicide

Gunman wounds six at FedEx sorting center, commits suicide

April 29th, 2014 12:54 pm by KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press

In addition to a shotgun, the gunman also had an undisclosed number of Molotov cocktails, but he did not use them in the attack, police said. The suspect, identified by police as 19-year-old Geddy Kramer of Acworth, was found dead inside.

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Judge, commissioner clash over Hawkins litter project

Judge, commissioner clash over Hawkins litter project

April 29th, 2014 11:33 am by Jeff Bobo

What started as a positive report to the commission evolved into a heated debate between Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross and Commissioner Charlie Freeman, debating the merits of privatized probation in the county.

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Update: Heritage Glass will invest $15.8M to begin new manufacturing operations

Update: Heritage Glass will invest $15.8M to begin new manufacturing operations

April 29th, 2014 9:31 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee, Kingsport and Heritage Glass officials on Tuesday closed a deal — featuring a financial package with a number of moving parts — to revive AGC's former Blue Ridge glass manufacturing facilities off Lincoln Street.

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US electricity prices may be going up for good

US electricity prices may be going up for good

April 29th, 2014 8:15 am by By Ralph Vartabedian, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

There is a growing fragility in the U.S. electricity system, experts warn, the result of the shutdown of coal-fired plants, reductions in nuclear power, a shift to more expensive renewable energy and natural gas pipeline constraints.

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Update: Tornadoes tear through South, add to US death toll

Update: Tornadoes tear through South, add to US death toll

April 29th, 2014 8:11 am by ADRIAN SAINZ and JEFF AMY, Associated Press

A dangerous storm system that spawned a chain of deadly tornadoes over three days flattened homes and businesses, forced frightened residents in more than half a dozen states to take cover and left tens of thousands in the dark Tuesday morning.

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Roe asks USDA why it axed Phipps Bend produce plan

Roe asks USDA why it axed Phipps Bend produce plan

April 28th, 2014 10:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

Congressman Phil Roe wants to know why the U.S. Department of Agriculture has put a halt to a Grainger County produce grower's plan to utilize floodplain property for farming at the Phipps Bend Industrial Park.

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