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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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UPDATE: At least nine dead as tornadoes slam South

UPDATE: At least nine dead as tornadoes slam South

April 28th, 2014 9:10 pm by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

Tornadoes flattened homes and businesses, flipped trucks over on highways and bent telephone poles into 45-degree angles as they barreled through the South on Monday.

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Highway patrol: Object damaged tire in bus crash that killed eight near Knoxville

Highway patrol: Object damaged tire in bus crash that killed eight near Knoxville

April 28th, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Highway Patrol says a blown tire on a North Carolina church bus was the cause of a fiery crash that killed eight people in three vehicles last October.

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PHOTOS: Possible tornado cited in Scott County storm damage

PHOTOS: Possible tornado cited in Scott County storm damage

April 28th, 2014 5:22 pm by Wes Bunch

A line of strong storms tore through Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee on Monday afternoon with high winds and heavy rain that downed trees and power lines in several counties.

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