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More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

More than half of US fast-food workers on public aid, report says

October 15th, 2013 3:30 pm by By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

More than half of fast-food workers’ families receive some sort of public assistance, costing the nation $7 billion a year, according to a new report distributed by a group that has been pushing for union representation and higher wages for fast-food work

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Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

Uneven enforcement suspected at nuclear plants

October 15th, 2013 3:25 pm by JEFF DONN, AP National Writer

The number of safety violations at U.S. nuclear power plants varies dramatically from region to region, pointing to inconsistent enforcement in an industry now operating mostly beyond its original 40-year licenses, according to a congressional study.

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Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

Man threatening wife with bat leads to aggravated assault charge

October 15th, 2013 1:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Sullivan County man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he accused his wife of having an affair and said he had beat up her lover with a baseball bat, according to a police report.

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Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

Coal conveyor belt fire doused early Tuesday morning near Norton

October 15th, 2013 10:27 am by Stephen Igo

Firefighters snuffed a blaze involving a coal conveyor belt system in Wise County early Tuesday near Norton.

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Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

Senators closing in on deal to reopen government

October 15th, 2013 9:22 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Senate leaders are closing in on an agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations.

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State initiative seeks to help veterans get jobs

State initiative seeks to help veterans get jobs

October 15th, 2013 9:21 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is partnering with more than 150 employers to help veterans get jobs.

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At 34 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with breast cancer

At 34 weeks pregnant, she was diagnosed with breast cancer

October 15th, 2013 9:15 am by Leigh Ann Laube

Tonya Fields used to love October — the change of seasons, the cooler weather, her son’s birthday. Now, October, with its pink ribbons and pink shirts, is simply a reminder of the worst thing to ever happen to her.

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Downtown Kingsport’s ‘road diet’ plan may be amended

Downtown Kingsport’s ‘road diet’ plan may be amended

October 14th, 2013 9:57 pm by J. H. Osborne

A project to thin down Center Street through downtown Kingsport might be amended to include closure of Wexler Street.

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Surgoinsville officials hope next bridge closure won’t exceed two to three weeks

Surgoinsville officials hope next bridge closure won’t exceed two to three weeks

October 14th, 2013 9:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Longs Bend Road bridges over the Holston River in Surgoinsville could be closed for two to three weeks, or closed for eight to 10 weeks, depending on which option the builder chooses in the final stages of construction.

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Church Hill man facing multiple charges following altercation

Church Hill man facing multiple charges following altercation

October 14th, 2013 7:58 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill man reportedly told police he lit a firecracker during an altercation Sunday afternoon on Old Union Road, but police allegedly found a spent .22 caliber shell casing at the scene.

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