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Fatal pipeline accident turns attention to nation's aging pipelines

September 15th, 2010 11:25 am by Marian Wang, ProPublica

Following last week's pipeline explosion in California that killed at least four people and destroyed 58 houses in suburban San Bruno, regulators have been searching for clues about what caused the blast. A piece in the Associated Press, meanwhile, sugges

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Atmos reassures public about safety of area gas lines

September 15th, 2010 5:47 am by James Brooks

The likelihood of a gas transmission line exploding and sending a fireball over Johnson City, like the recent event in California, is remote, company spokesmen for Atmos Engergy said.In fact, the company recently received a continuing excellence award fro

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Airport worker arrested, accused of assaulting coworker who teased him after full-body scan

September 15th, 2010 5:01 am by Staff Report

SEPTEMBER 14--The airport screener arrested for assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner told police that he snapped after being subjected to "psychological torture" by fellow

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SW Va. cop faces felony charges, accused of misusing police computer

September 15th, 2010 4:46 am by Rex Bowman

A Rocky Mount police officer faces felony charges after a state police probe, one of two such investigations of the department launched in recent months.A Franklin County grand jury indicted Officer Christopher G. Williams on Monday, charging him with thr

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Husband charged in 'criminal homicide' after wife was beaten to death

September 15th, 2010 4:42 am by Chris Carroll

On her Facebook page, Shannon Wiser listed a single word explaining her religious views "karma."Her friends and family hope karma the belief that a person's actions determine what happens to them decides the fate of her husband, John "Budweiser" Wiser,

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Former principal says she was blindsided by ROTC sex scandal

September 15th, 2010 4:32 am by Jamie Satterfield

A former West High School principal insisted Tuesday that she never saw this train wreck of a sexual scandal in the ROTC program coming."I was honestly blown away," testified Sallee Reynolds, who was the school's top administrator when an ROTC cadet expos

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Sentencing set today for East Tennessee chop shop-drug operation

September 15th, 2010 4:29 am by Jim Balloch

Raymond Eddie Hawk, whose Newport, Tenn., salvage business was the front for a chop shop as well as drug sales and insurance fraud schemes, is scheduled to be sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Greeneville.Hawk, 56, pleaded guilty to a single count

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Double escapee captured by Carter authorities

September 15th, 2010 4:25 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON A man who escaped from area law enforcement agencies on two separate occasions in the past month was finally arrested by Sgt. Derrick Hamm of the Carter County Sheriff's Department early Monday morning.Hamm went to the residence of Gary Fran

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