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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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Ex-coach indicted for online sex chat with student

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

According to a report in the Tennessean a former Independence High School teacher and assistant football coach has been freed on $10,000 bail after being indicted for asking a 17-year-old girl for sex.Eric W. Felts was indicted on two counts of solicitat

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Bredesen says state can't afford $200 million incentive to save Spring Hill GM plant

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

The Tennessean is reporting that Gov. Phil Bredesen says Tennessee doesn't have the $200 million or more that it will take to keep GM's Spring Hill plant in the running for reopening."This is for them all about front-end money," Bredesen said Thursday, a

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Bristol, Va., officer cleared in shooting during domestic dispute call

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

According to a report by the Bristol Herald Courier, Officer Gary Wilcox will not face criminal charges in the May 16 shooting that left John Gramling, 50, in critical condition.The Bristol, Va. officer has been cleared to return to duty.Officer Wilcox s

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