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New drug 'may turn back the clock on heart disease'

November 17th, 2010 1:32 pm by Staff Report

A new cholesterol drug that appears to be the most potent ever cleared a critical safety hurdle Wednesday. Doctors predicted it could be powerful enough to conquer heart disease. The drug, anacetrapib, is the first in a new class of drugs designed to clea

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East Tennessee soldier dies in Afghanistan

November 17th, 2010 1:27 pm by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE - An East Tennessee soldier has died in Afghanistan.Army Spc. Nathan E. Lillard was serving with the 101st Airborne Division. His uncle, Chuck Lillard of Athens, Tenn., said he didn't know the details of his nephew's death.

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Former Tenn. teacher, gets 3-year sentence for having sex with student, fondling student, sending students nude photos of herself

November 17th, 2010 4:50 am by Bob Fowler

CLINTON - She had sex with one of her male students, fondled a second student and twice sent nude photos of herself to students by cell phone.Megan Baumann, 28, former social studies teacher at Clinton High School, admitted to those accusations in a plea

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Ex-housing official gets probation for stealing low-income housing funds

November 17th, 2010 4:43 am by Jamie Satterfield

A Knox County housing official's decision to steal from taxpayers to pay personal expenses had a federal judge scratching his head Tuesday."The first thing I thought when I read your (presentence) report is why on Earth didn't you just go down to the bank

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Three Unicoi Co. residents charged with TennCare fraud

November 17th, 2010 4:40 am by NET Staff report

ERWIN Three Unicoi County residents were indicted on charges of TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for with TennCare health insurance benefits, the state Office of the Inspector General announced Tuesday.Charged were Shannon M.

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McCain says billions can be saved from defense budget by cutting lawmakers' pet projects

November 16th, 2010 4:57 am by Staff Report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said billions of dollars could be saved from the defense budget by cutting lawmakers' pet projects, known as earmarks, and fixing troubled arms programs

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More charges against man in dog attack

November 16th, 2010 4:51 am by Don Jacobs

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Johnson City police investigating bomb-type devices placed at city residences

November 16th, 2010 4:48 am by Becky Campbell

Johnson City police are investigating three bomb-type devices thrown or placed at three homes over the weekend.The incidents occurred on consecutive days Saturday, Sunday and Monday and the homeowners reported seeing smoke or hearing an explosion. Polic

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Tenn. senators back freeze on special spending

November 16th, 2010 4:45 am by Staff Report

WASHINGTON Newly invigorated Senate Republicans, with backing from Tennessee's senators, are expected to take a small but symbolic step today to show that they're serious about curbing spending. They will formally back a moratorium on "earmarks," the

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