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Hope Now mortgage workouts soar 92%, as executive director resigns

May 11th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

The Housing wire is reporting that completed loan modifications, trial modifications and other workout plans surged in in the first quarter of the year. The report is based on data from Hope Now, the private sector alliance of mortgage servicers, investor

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Analysis shows taxes are at lowest level since Truman Administration

May 11th, 2010 4:41 am by Staff Report

Despite complaints about high taxes and demands for a smaller government, Americans paid their lowest level of taxes last year since Harry Truman's presidency, a USA TODAY analysis of federal data found.Some conservative political movements have criticize

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Man pleads guilty to attempted child rape

May 11th, 2010 4:33 am by Pam Sohn

A man who admitted to police that he planned to rape and "might take the life" of 6-year-girl he snatched at an East Brainerd hardware store last spring pleaded guilty Monday to kidnapping and attempted rape charges.Jeremy Mizell, 36, faces 15 to 25 years

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Corker wants regulators to require down payments for home loans

May 11th, 2010 4:30 am by Dave Flessner

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Monday he plans to propose legislation to require that homebuyers make down payments on any home loan to limit chances of another mortgage meltdown like the one that helped trigger a near financial collapse two years ag

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Woman who escaped from Johnson City police in April arrested in weekend traffic stop

May 10th, 2010 2:04 pm by Staff Report

A woman who had escaped from police custody in April was arrested again Saturday after she gave police a false drivers license during a traffic stop on West Market Street, according to Johnson City police.On April 6, police stopped Tracy Beals, 23, 707 Ho

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Woman killed in Morristown trailer fire

May 10th, 2010 2:01 pm by Staff Report

The Morristown Citizen Tribune is reporting that the second fatal fire in just over a month happened Sunday.Fire Chief Tim Etherton said a single-wide trailer that belonged to Brenda Webb was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at 2 a.m.

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Johnson City traffic camera report: 200 citations issued, wrecks down

May 10th, 2010 7:09 am by Staff Report

It's been just more than one month since Johnson City's first red light traffic camera focused its digital eye on violators and began generating citations to motorists.As of Thursday, cameras at three intersections have caused 200 citations to be mailed t

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Dow's 1,000-point drop remains a mystery, threatens confidence in financial system

May 10th, 2010 4:46 am by Staff Report

According to USA Today, Wall Street's near-crash last week has an aftermath that's nearly as scary: the lack of explanation for how the financial system short-circuited.Regulators and exchange officials have provided no details about what caused the brie

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