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BP executive defends spill response tactics

BP executive defends spill response tactics

October 1st, 2013 9:58 pm by MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A BP executive who led the company's efforts to halt its massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico testified Tuesday that his decisions were guided by the principle that they shouldn't do anything that could make the crisis even wors

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NET residents sentenced in counterfeit check scheme

NET residents sentenced in counterfeit check scheme

October 1st, 2013 9:36 pm by Matthew Lane

Six Northeast Tennessee residents have been sentenced in connection to a counterfeiting scheme in which 70 Virginia and Tennessee men and women passed fake business checks worth over $90,000.

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KCS staff votes down health plan proposal

KCS staff votes down health plan proposal

October 1st, 2013 9:29 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — City school system teachers and other employees have voted down a proposal to switch to a self-insured health plan.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Citizens Honored at BMA Meeting for Heroic Acts.

October 1st, 2013 9:17 pm by Ned Jilton

Five Citizens honored before the BMA by Police Chief David Quillin for their heroic actions at the Sept. 14 fiery traffic accident.

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Nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleads guilty in federal court

Nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleads guilty in federal court

October 1st, 2013 6:36 pm by Wes Bunch

ABINGDON — A nurse at a former Scott County nursing home pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Abingdon to charges stemming from the falsification of medical treatment records for an elderly patient.

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US manufacturing expands at best pace in 2½ years

US manufacturing expands at best pace in 2½ years

October 1st, 2013 6:21 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in 2 ½ years, an encouraging sign that manufacturing could lift economic growth and hiring in the coming months.

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$15,000 reward for missing hiker in Maine

$15,000 reward for missing hiker in Maine

October 1st, 2013 6:17 pm by Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The family of a Tennessee woman who went missing while hiking the Appalachian trail offered a $15,000 reward on Tuesday to anyone who has information about her location.

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Chemical weapons experts in Syria to start mission

Chemical weapons experts in Syria to start mission

October 1st, 2013 1:42 pm by RYAN LUCAS, Associated Press

Wading into the world spotlight, international inspectors arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to begin the monumental task of overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons in the middle of a civil war.

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Obama: Launch of insurance exchanges is 'historic'

Obama: Launch of insurance exchanges is 'historic'

October 1st, 2013 1:41 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Hailing it as an "historic day," President Barack Obama pressed forward his flagship health care program Tuesday, inaugurating new insurance exchanges to expand access for those without coverage.

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KPD charge three with assaulting neighbors

KPD charge three with assaulting neighbors

October 1st, 2013 12:49 pm by Rain Smith

One suspect was allegedly caught vandalizing his neighbor's car, swung a pair of pliers and ended up in the hospital. The others reportedly chased people down the street while armed, following a request to, "stop selling pills."

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