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Local hospitals set for Ebola

Local hospitals set for Ebola

October 2nd, 2014 8:54 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University's Dr. Wael Shams said he believes there will be more confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the United States, but this country is better prepared for the virus than any other place on the planet.

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Sexual assault response: 'Red zone' dangerous time on campuses

Sexual assault response: 'Red zone' dangerous time on campuses

October 2nd, 2014 8:47 pm by Tony Casey

Because the crime is so under-reported - for a variety of reasons - the amount of sexual assaults reported on any given campus don't necessarily have much to do with the overall safety of the students.

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UPDATE: Judge rejects defense objection in Telford vehicular homicide case, sets trial date

UPDATE: Judge rejects defense objection in Telford vehicular homicide case, sets trial date

October 2nd, 2014 1:41 pm by Becky Campbell

Brandon Pickering, 23, was charged in the May 10, 2012 crash that killed Britany Hankal.

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Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

October 2nd, 2014 1:35 pm by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

Liberia alleges that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday.

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Cold case: Man charged in 20-year-old Tennessee robbery slaying to be tried as adult

Cold case: Man charged in 20-year-old Tennessee robbery slaying to be tried as adult

October 2nd, 2014 11:50 am by Associated Press

The accused killer was 16 at the time of the shooting in 1994.

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Secret Service chief's undoing was quick as support vanished

Secret Service chief's undoing was quick as support vanished

October 2nd, 2014 9:53 am by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.

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Old-time country store goes solar

Old-time country store goes solar

October 1st, 2014 9:17 pm by John Thompson

Brown's Grocery and Hardware store is an old-time country store with newfangled ideas.

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Unicoi County ready for another big Apple Festival

Unicoi County ready for another big Apple Festival

October 1st, 2014 9:12 pm by Brad Hicks

By this evening, food and craft vendors from throughout the region and country will fill the streets of downtown Erwin to set up tents and equipment in preparation for Unicoi County's largest annual festival.

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Dropping gas prices may see bump in area

Dropping gas prices may see bump in area

October 1st, 2014 9:08 pm by Nathan Baker

The falling gasoline prices experienced in the Tri-Cities lately may make a slight upward swoosh in the coming weeks, but experts say the sub-$3 range is not out of the question for local motorists this winter.

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It's a do-over for one County Commission seat

It's a do-over for one County Commission seat

October 1st, 2014 9:02 pm by Gary B. Gray

Former 1st District Washington County Commissioner Pete Speropulos did not resign in time for his name to be taken off the Aug. 7 county election ballot, meaning he technically was re-elected - for a few days, anyway.

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