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ETSU confirms meningitis treatment for two students

ETSU confirms meningitis treatment for two students

August 26th, 2014 7:34 pm by NET News Service

ETSU health officials say the risk of transmission is minimal to other members of the ETSU community. The university has a protocol for suspected cases of meningitis, and all protocols are being followed.

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Erwin man fatally stabbed in Colorado

Erwin man fatally stabbed in Colorado

August 26th, 2014 3:18 pm by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

A Georgia man was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder by police officials in Colorado Springs, Colo., for his alleged involvement in the weekend stabbing death of an Erwin man.

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Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; new firm to be based in Canada

Burger King to buy Tim Hortons; new firm to be based in Canada

August 26th, 2014 1:18 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

The deal creates the world's third-largest fast-food chain, with more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and about $23 billion in annual sales. Burger King is looking to Canada's Tim Hortons to boost its standing in the booming breakfast market.

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Former Elizabethton High School swim coach accused of indecent exposure

Former Elizabethton High School swim coach accused of indecent exposure

August 26th, 2014 8:39 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

According to court documents in the cases, Justin T. Conway asked the victims — both adult women — for directions to West Walnut Street and then revealed his groin area to them.

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AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

August 26th, 2014 8:33 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR and JULIE PACE, Associated Press

While the White House says Obama has not approved military action inside Syria, additional intelligence on the militants would likely be necessary before he could take that step.

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Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

Dempsey: We will act if Islamic group threatens US

August 25th, 2014 10:00 pm by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threat to the U.S. homeland, he will recommend the U.S. military move directly against the group in Syria.

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

August 25th, 2014 7:24 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Business Writer

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.

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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral

August 25th, 2014 7:20 pm by Associated Press

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was in the pews, along with entertainers Sean Combs and MC Hammer, and moviemaker Spike Lee. Also in attendance were the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida.

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Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

Army: Barricaded in office, soldier shot herself

August 25th, 2014 6:30 pm by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — An enraged soldier with a gun barricaded herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said Monday

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Why big health care systems like Wellmont are looking at partnering as a means to survive

Why big health care systems like Wellmont are looking at partnering as a means to survive

August 25th, 2014 12:52 pm by Hank Hayes

KINGSPORT — If you believe Wellmont's decision to align with another health care entity is a knee-jerk isolated move, think again. One of the more significant health care trends involves hospital consolidation to create larger hospital systems.

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