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Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

Study says Insure Tennessee could bring $1.14B to state

January 13th, 2015 8:24 am by Associated Press

A University of Tennessee economic study commissioned by advocates for expanding Medicaid says Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee could create 15,000 jobs and bring $1.14 billion in new spending to the state.

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'Crushing' — AFJROTC instructor calls shooting victim a leader

'Crushing' — AFJROTC instructor calls shooting victim a leader

January 13th, 2015 8:06 am by Rick Wagner

Already accepted into a delayed entry program of the U.S. Marine Corps and set to graduate from South in the spring, 18-year-old Dylan Wayne Ferguson seemed to have everything going to him.

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A revolutionary new treatment in a dangerous flu season

A revolutionary new treatment in a dangerous flu season

January 13th, 2015 7:59 am by By Melissa Dribben, The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS)

The annual scourge known as the flu is always a serious health threat, and this season's version is particularly nasty. The winter's reigning strain — H3N2 — has been mutating since last spring, making the vaccine less effective than hoped.

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Clean books: Kingsport gets good report from audit

Clean books: Kingsport gets good report from audit

January 12th, 2015 9:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport wrapped up its 2014 fiscal year with steady growth in property and sales tax collections, a slight increase in its rainy day fund while total debt ticked up 6 percent, from $209 million to $222 million.

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Changes afoot: Organizational chart for county school system revealed

Changes afoot: Organizational chart for county school system revealed

January 12th, 2015 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

With a second Sullivan County school system central office employee gone this school year, Director of Schools Jubal Yennie has announced more changes in Blountville, including a new position.

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Jury recommends 520 years in Lee County child porn case

Jury recommends 520 years in Lee County child porn case

January 12th, 2015 6:15 pm by Rain Smith

A prosecutor says the juveniles pictured were less than 12 years old, describing the images as "sickening, not only because of the age of the children, but also because of the sexual situations they were shown in."

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KPD identifies couple killed in fiery I-81 crash

KPD identifies couple killed in fiery I-81 crash

January 12th, 2015 4:25 pm by Rain Smith

While moderate to heavy rains had wet Interstate 81 at the time of the incident, and may have contributed to the crash, investigators are still working to determine the exact cause.

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2 Albuquerque officers charged with murder in shooting

2 Albuquerque officers charged with murder in shooting

January 12th, 2015 3:54 pm by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

The officers were charged with murder Monday in the killing of a homeless man, a shooting that led to sometimes violent protests and a federal investigation into the city's police force.

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Tiff brewing? TIF request for apartments roils county

Tiff brewing? TIF request for apartments roils county

January 12th, 2015 2:24 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — A proposed tax-based incentive for private development of an "upscale" apartment complex in Bristol has not met with unbridled support from Sullivan County commissioners.

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2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers' miles

2 airlines were targets of attempt to steal customers' miles

January 12th, 2015 1:06 pm by DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer

American Airlines about 10,000 accounts were affected, while United Airlines said thieves booked trips or made mileage transactions on up to three dozen accounts.

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