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Government made $100B in improper payments

Government made $100B in improper payments

July 9th, 2014 7:34 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs.

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Update: Piney Flats chain-reaction crash downs seven power poles, closes part of 11-E

Update: Piney Flats chain-reaction crash downs seven power poles, closes part of 11-E

July 9th, 2014 7:13 am by Nick Shepherd

An early Wednesday morning chain reaction caused by a single vehicle wreck in Piney Flats took out seven metal power poles, caused 600 to 700 people to lose power and shut down all lanes of traffic on a section of Highway 11-E.

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Despite deficit Hawkins BOE committee recommends $17K in new athletic spending

Despite deficit Hawkins BOE committee recommends $17K in new athletic spending

July 9th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

A proposed 2014-15 budget deficit reported June 26 at just under $4.5 million will have been whittled down by more than $300,000 by the time Hawkins County school board members meet for a budget workshop Thursday.

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Rogersville BMA will consider resolution opposing RCS student busing fee

Rogersville BMA will consider resolution opposing RCS student busing fee

July 9th, 2014 6:45 am by Jeff Bobo

An attorney general's opinion may be several weeks away, but the Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen said Tuesday it is ready now to take an official position opposing county billing for city school student busing.

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Washington County, Va. man fatally shot by police

Washington County, Va. man fatally shot by police

July 8th, 2014 10:56 pm by Wes Bunch

A Virginia State Police spokeswoman said the shooting occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m. at a residence located in the 1500 block of Rocky Hill Road. Police identified the man who was shot as Dennis D. Morrell, 55.

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Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

Kingsport leader says IMAX project is 'stuck'

July 8th, 2014 10:10 pm by Hank Hayes

Frank Theaters has not responded to a request for new information about the project, although the company continues to say on its Web site (www.franktheatres.com) that an IMAX is coming to Kingsport.

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Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

Ford recalls 101,000 vehicles

July 8th, 2014 9:00 pm by By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

This year's record wave of automotive recalls continued Tuesday with Ford Motor Co. calling back about 101,000 vehicles in North America—including its Edge and Flex sport-utility vehicles, for a variety of problems

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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

July 8th, 2014 8:42 pm by Associated Press

The find was disturbing because for decades after smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, world health authorities said the only known samples left were safely stored in super-secure laboratories in Atlanta and in Russia.

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Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

July 8th, 2014 8:36 pm by Associated Press

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed.

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Lawsuit: Tenn. man left untreated in New Mexico jail

Lawsuit: Tenn. man left untreated in New Mexico jail

July 8th, 2014 6:00 pm by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

In the latest in a series of high-profile New Mexico lawsuits over solitary confinement, a Tennessee man who suffers from bipolar disorder claims he was denied his medication and left untreated in a filthy cell.

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