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Judge: Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Judge: Detroit eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy

December 3rd, 2013 1:12 pm by ED WHITE, Associated Press

Detroit is eligible to shed billions in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a judge said Tuesday in a long-awaited decision that now shifts the case toward how the city will accomplish that task.

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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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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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Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

Fast-food strikes aim at 100 US cities

December 3rd, 2013 9:38 am by CANDICE CHOI and SAM HANANEL, Associated Press

The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors.

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Tenn. woman accused of stealing $200K in phone card scam

Tenn. woman accused of stealing $200K in phone card scam

December 3rd, 2013 9:33 am by Associated Press

Alexandrea Petty of Springfield was allegedly able to activate stolen Straightalk phone cards at times when the activation system was down by acting like a Wal-Mart supervisor.

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Bluff City man charged with sex crimes against juvenile

Bluff City man charged with sex crimes against juvenile

December 3rd, 2013 9:29 am by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County man faces 75 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly discovered explicit images on his computer.

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Kingsport chooses site  for ballfields

Kingsport chooses site for ballfields

December 2nd, 2013 11:12 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — Kingsport has selected the General Shale property as the site for its new softball/baseball complex, while the next step will be to firm up a better cost estimate for the project.

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Police: Alcohol played role in death of Volunteer High School senior

December 2nd, 2013 9:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL — CHPD Chief Mark Johnson said his department continues to investigate the death as a possible homicide, although he wouldn’t rule out the possibility that it could change to an accidental death pending the autopsy results.

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Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

December 2nd, 2013 6:13 pm by Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — In the five years since the “Octomom” case, big multiple births have gone way down but the twin rate has barely budged. Now fertility experts are pushing a new goal: One.

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HCSO seeks help finding missing Bulls Gap man

HCSO seeks help finding missing Bulls Gap man

December 2nd, 2013 4:36 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a Bulls Gap man who hasn’t been seen since Nov. 15, and left behind his medication, vehicle and pets without notifying family.

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