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Ron Ramsey: Senate aide's Obama joke a first offense, reprimand sufficient punishment

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to the Tennessean, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey said Tuesday that a "strong letter of reprimand" was sufficient action to take against an employee of a Republican lawmaker who used a state computer to send a racist e-mail about President Barack Obama.She

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Grandmother says police have arrested the wrong boy in Roanoke teen shooting death

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Roanoke Times is reporting that police have arrested and charged a Roanoke teenager, Marquis Daye, 16, with the fatal shooting of a high school freshman.Gregory Grant, 15, was shot and killed about 10 p.m. Sunday. He was a ninth-grader at Patrick Hen

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Chattanooga using mobile cameras that can spot stolen vehicles

June 17th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Chattanooga Times Free Press is reporting that Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies will soon begin using a PlateScan system that checks license plates for stolen vehicles and felony warrants."The technology is phenomenal," Lt. Charles Lowery Jr

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Autopsy shows musician Jef Roberts' death a direct result of street fight; grand jury refused to issue indictment

June 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a report in the Bristol Herald Courier, musician Jef Roberts died as a direct result of a street fight, but a grand jury last month refused to charge the man who struck the final blow, Duc Thach.The autopsy report says Roberts' .274 alcoho

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Abingdon workers getting sick from odor

June 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that workers at HAPCO in Abingdon are complaining that an odor has been blowing into the plant, making them sick.HAPCO officials think the odor is coming from nearby MXI. But MXI says they weren't even operating Mon

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Plant closure sends shock waves through Sneedville, Hancock County

June 16th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Knoxville News Sentinel is reporting that Hancock County faces its own version of the GM crisis. Furniture supply company Volunteer Fabricators is closing its plant and putting 145 people out of work due to lack of business. Tommy Eggleston, vice pres

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More health care scares

June 15th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to FactCheck.org, a new ad from Conservatives for Patients' Rights says that a public health insurance plan now being proposed in Congress "could crush all your other choices, driving them out of existence, resulting in 119 million off their cur

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