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Unicoi Sheriff's Dept. target of misuse of inmates probe by TBI

September 23rd, 2010 4:43 am by Brad Hicks

ERWIN The Unicoi County Sheriff's Department is under investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for the possible misuse of inmates, an official with the TBI confirmed Wednesday.TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm wrote in an e-mailed response to an

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FBI arrests man accused of threatening Rep. Phil Roe

September 22nd, 2010 9:18 am by Associated Press

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) FBI agents have arrested a Maryville man who is accused of making threatening phone calls to the office of U.S. Rep. Phil Roe.

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Stuxnet malware is 'weapon' out to destroy ... Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant?

September 22nd, 2010 5:02 am by Staff Report

Cyber security experts say they have identified the world's first known cyber super weapon designed specifically to destroy a real-world target - a factory, a refinery, or just maybe a nuclear power plant.The cyber worm, called Stuxnet, has been the objec

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KFC pays college women for ad space on buns

September 22nd, 2010 4:56 am by Staff Report

KFC wants folks to watch its backside. Or, more precisely, the backsides of female college students it's recruiting to promote its hot new bunless Double Down sandwiches.According to a USA Today report, women on college campuses are being paid $500 each t

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Colleges quietly charge millions in fees to support athletics

September 22nd, 2010 4:49 am by Steve Berkowitz, Jodi Upton, Michael McCarthy and Jack Gillum

Linda Randall says her daughter, Randi-Lyn, a student at Radford University in southwestern Virginia, is not a "die-hard" follower of the Highlanders sports teams.s. Even so, by the time Randi-Lyn graduates in 2012, her parents probably will have paid

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4 E. Tenn counties restrict black walnut

September 22nd, 2010 4:45 am by MORGAN SIMMONS

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has expanded its emergency quarantine on black walnut based on new evidence that shows a lethal fungus has spread beyond Knox County.Thousand cankers disease was first identified in Knox County in August. Since then

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Johnson City man charged with assault, threatens to kill woman with broken ash tray

September 22nd, 2010 4:29 am by NET Staff report

South Roan Street man was arrested Monday after he allegedly held a woman by her hair and threatened to kill her while holding a broken ash tray up to her throat, police said.James Blackburn, 26, 2717 S. Roan, was charged with aggravated assault and resis

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