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Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

Union officials blame escape attempt at Lee federal prison on staffing shortage

June 9th, 2014 11:02 pm by Wes Bunch

PENNINGTON GAP — The labor union representing employees at the United State Penitentiary-Lee County is blaming budget cuts for a recent escape attempt involving two inmates housed at the high-security facility.

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Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

Kingsport paving project expected to begin Tuesday night

June 9th, 2014 7:45 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — A major resurfacing project along Center Street and Lynn Garden Drive that was supposed to start Sunday night should be under way Tuesday night.

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Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

Mountain Home VA ranked ninth worst in nation for wait times

June 9th, 2014 6:54 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE — A Veterans Affairs audit has found that two health care facilities in Tennessee have among the nation's longest wait times for new patients to receive specialist care.

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Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

Audit: More than 57,000 await initial VA visits

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

More than 57,000 veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday.

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Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief

June 9th, 2014 2:42 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama says the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education.

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Greeneville man dies after police chase

Greeneville man dies after police chase

June 9th, 2014 12:40 pm by NET News Service

A 74-year-old man was killed in a police chase in Greeneville on Sunday after speeding away from a hit-and-run crash with a police cruiser, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported.

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New details released in vehicle crash that killed 7-year-old

New details released in vehicle crash that killed 7-year-old

June 9th, 2014 10:34 am by Nick Shepherd

A truck rolled backward out of a parking lot and eventually struck a guardrail, killing a 7-year-old girl over the weekend.

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Memphis officer charged with robbery, assault

Memphis officer charged with robbery, assault

June 9th, 2014 9:46 am by Associated Press

Memphis police say an off-duty officer has been charged with trying to steal $1,500 from a family about to leave on a trip sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

Scam artists targeting area residents with variety of cons

June 9th, 2014 9:46 am by Rain Smith

Crooks are constantly coming up with new ways to fleece the unsuspecting, elderly and naive — along with those simply enticed by extravagant false promises.

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Where have all the missing American workers gone?

Where have all the missing American workers gone?

June 9th, 2014 9:43 am by TOM RAUM, Associated Press

In May, the U.S. workforce-participation rate — the combination of those with jobs and unemployed workers actively seeking them — was just 62.8 percent, the same as the month before. Job markets have been essentially flat since October.

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