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Update: State senator, others want feds to investigate St. Louis police shooting

Update: State senator, others want feds to investigate St. Louis police shooting

October 9th, 2014 4:28 pm by Associated Press

Syreeta Myers told The Associated Press by phone Thursday that her son wasn't armed, as police contend.

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Good news on Ebola scare: Texas sheriff's deputy tests negative

Good news on Ebola scare: Texas sheriff's deputy tests negative

October 9th, 2014 4:24 pm by Associated Press

State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the disease.

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Desegregation in a Tennessee county: 60 years late

Desegregation in a Tennessee county: 60 years late

October 9th, 2014 4:17 pm by Associated Press

A letter from the Justice Department says investigators found that the Robertson County "has engaged in a longstanding pattern of decisions that have hindered, rather than furthered, the desegregation of its schools."

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Apple Festival deemed success

Apple Festival deemed success

October 9th, 2014 4:06 pm by Keeli Parkey, News Editor, The Erwin Record

"We have received a lot of positive feedback from vendors and festivalgoers" - Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Amanda Delp.

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US military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

US military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

October 9th, 2014 3:51 pm by JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH and CIARAN GILES, Associated Press

At a World Bank meeting in Washington, the presidents of several West African countries struggling with Ebola pleaded for help, with one calling the epidemic "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times."

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NFS gets 10-year renewal for hazard waste permit

NFS gets 10-year renewal for hazard waste permit

October 9th, 2014 3:41 pm by Brad Hicks

While the permit that has now been reissued by TDEC's DSWM will allow NFS to continue to store the same amount of mixed waste, it reduces the type of waste that can be stored from 12 to three, with lead, mercury and pyridine making up these three waste ty

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15 Knoxville middle school students stung by swarm of yellow jackets

15 Knoxville middle school students stung by swarm of yellow jackets

October 9th, 2014 2:14 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

According to East Tennessee Children's Hospital, five children were being treated for insect stings.

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Business & Technology
Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy

Stocks sink yet again, dragged down by energy

October 9th, 2014 2:10 pm by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

The bulk of Thursday's selling was happening in energy stocks, particularly oil and coal companies, as the price of oil continued a multi-week decline.

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TCAT Elizabethton offers Tennessee Promise registration

TCAT Elizabethton offers Tennessee Promise registration

October 9th, 2014 1:57 pm by Contributed - TCAT

High school seniors in Tennessee in the 2015 graduating class will have an opportunity Saturday, Oct. 18, to sign up for two years of free tuition to attend a technical or community college.

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Education ETSU
ETSU to hold fall open houses for prospective students and families

ETSU to hold fall open houses for prospective students and families

October 9th, 2014 1:49 pm by Contributed - ETSU

High school students, transfer students and their families are invited to attend.

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