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Man survives 12 days adrift in small boat off Hawaii

Man survives 12 days adrift in small boat off Hawaii

December 11th, 2014 9:00 pm by By Javier Panzar, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

After spending 12 days surviving off raw fish while lost at sea, Hawaii fisherman Ron Ingraham, 67, had a simple request for the friends who gathered to greet him when the U.S. Coast Guard brought him home: Anybody got a cigarette?

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White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

December 11th, 2014 7:00 pm by DAVID ESPO, Associated Press; ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending

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Haslam and UT: Student trustee's resignation letter not public

Haslam and UT: Student trustee's resignation letter not public

December 11th, 2014 6:01 pm by The Associated Press/Knoxville News-Sentinel

R.J. Duncan quit the board six months into a two-year appointment by the governor, left UT Oct. 11.

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Eastman completes Commonwealth acquisition

Eastman completes Commonwealth acquisition

December 11th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

"This acquisition will help us better serve the broad and diverse customer base for window and protective films while supporting expansion of our product offerings and the use of window films," said Brad Lich, Eastman's executive vice president

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Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

Attempted murder suspect allegedly poisoned husband prior to shooting

December 11th, 2014 3:07 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Bluff City woman who allegedly shot her husband in the back, leaving him paralyzed and crawling through the woods for help while she went to Pigeon Forge with their children, is now being accused of poisoning him for the last three years.

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Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

Alleged copper thief hit with $60K vandalism charge

December 11th, 2014 12:48 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Rogersville man reportedly claimed he was at an asphalt plant to meet his "mistress," but officers discovered he had stolen copper wiring from machinery.

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Wellmont delays decision on partner

Wellmont delays decision on partner

December 11th, 2014 12:08 pm by Hank Hayes

With the holiday season in full swing and the need for the board to further review information it has received, a decision about Wellmont's future is not imminent, System Chairman Roger Leonard said.

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Hawkins man allegedly rapes, takes 1,300 explicit photos of juvenile

Hawkins man allegedly rapes, takes 1,300 explicit photos of juvenile

December 11th, 2014 10:59 am by Jeff Bobo

In September of 2013 Church Hill police began an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual exploitation of a minor against Bethel Lee Farmer, 40, 424 W. Morgan Street, Church Hill.

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42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

December 11th, 2014 10:30 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

The findings suggest that many Americans are being trapped by debt because they are confused by the notices they get from hospitals and insurance companies about the cost of treatment.

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World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art

World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale, bold art

December 11th, 2014 9:01 am by ULA ILNYTZKY, Associated Press

Asher Edelman, whose New York gallery curated the works, said the only criteria were that they be abstract, thought-provoking and exciting enough to get people "to look up from their hand-held devices and actually look around them."

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