Kingsport Times News Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

Nebraska hospital: Surgeon with Ebola has died

November 17th, 2014 5:00 pm by JOSH FUNK and NELSON LAMPE, Associated Press

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone received aggressive treatment at a Nebraska hospital over the weekend but died Monday morning.

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Huge solar plant lags in early production

Huge solar plant lags in early production

November 17th, 2014 3:32 pm by MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

It could take until 2018 for the plant backed by $1.6 billion in federal loan guarantees to hit its annual peak target.

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Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

Postal disservice: Man arrested while scavenging mail

November 17th, 2014 3:20 pm by Rain Smith

On Virgil Avenue police found an individual standing by a row of mailboxes — while wearing a hard hat and gloves — with multiple pieces of mail strewn across the grass.

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Allergan thwarts Valeant with $66 billion Actavis deal

Allergan thwarts Valeant with $66 billion Actavis deal

November 17th, 2014 2:02 pm by By Stuart Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times

Actavis agreed to pay significantly more than the roughly $54 billion that Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. had offered — a deal that Allergan's board swiftly rejected.

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UPDATE: UT suspends Johnson, Williams amid assault investigation

UPDATE: UT suspends Johnson, Williams amid assault investigation

November 17th, 2014 1:39 pm by Associated Press

The suspects are Vols linebacker A.J. Johnson, a senior, and defensive back, Michael Williams, a sophomore, a police source confirmed to The Tennessean. UT announced the suspensions Monday afternoon on the football program's Twitter account.

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Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin

November 17th, 2014 1:08 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

The new study found that people at high risk of heart problems who took Vytorin for seven years cut their risk of suffering one by 6 percent — by 8 percent if they took the drug most faithfully — compared to others taking just Zocor.

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Why airfares keep rising despite lower oil prices

Why airfares keep rising despite lower oil prices

November 17th, 2014 12:14 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

In the past six years, airlines have done a great job of adjusting the number of flights to fall just short of demand. As a result, those who want to fly will pay a premium to do so.

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Man allegedly shoots at drunk driver, both arrested

Man allegedly shoots at drunk driver, both arrested

November 17th, 2014 11:40 am by Rain Smith

A Sullivan County man has been arrested after meting out his own perceived justice on an apparent drunk driver, reportedly firing at least five shots into their car after the unknown individual pulled into his driveway.

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AGC's Church Hill plant fined $8,500

AGC's Church Hill plant fined $8,500

November 17th, 2014 10:27 am by Jeff Bobo

The Church Hill plant was cited for failing to meet compliance for particulate matter emissions by failing to operate one of its 10 dust collectors for 12 days last December.

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A growing tradition: Tree lighting branches out to full schedule of events

A growing tradition: Tree lighting branches out to full schedule of events

November 17th, 2014 9:23 am by Matthew Lane

On Dec. 6, the annual tree lighting celebration will take place and according to the Downtown Kingsport Association, a large crowd is expected again this year.

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