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FTC, states accuse Knoxville charity, associates of $187M scam

FTC, states accuse Knoxville charity, associates of $187M scam

May 19th, 2015 12:36 pm by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states have filed a federal lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators, accusing them of scamming more than $187 million from consumers across the country.

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Gunshot wound victim dies after being found in Elizabethton motel

Gunshot wound victim dies after being found in Elizabethton motel

May 19th, 2015 11:46 am by Staff Report

Police said while the incident remained under investigation, there were no signs of foul play.

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Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

May 19th, 2015 11:11 am by Staff Report

A six-year FBI manhunt for a former financial officer accused of embezzling $8.7 million from a Kentucky company has ended with the man's capture in Southwest Virginia.

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Haslam signs $33.8B budget into law

Haslam signs $33.8B budget into law

May 19th, 2015 10:29 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual budget plan into law.

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Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

Scam alert: Police warn Johnson City residents to be wary of home improvement offers

May 19th, 2015 10:28 am by Staff Report

Scammers often want customers to prepay for work and may do shoddy work or not do the job at all, police said.

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Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

May 19th, 2015 10:17 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.

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Search continues for possible downed plane in SW Virginia

Search continues for possible downed plane in SW Virginia

May 19th, 2015 9:48 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

The region's dense foliage, rocky terrain and rugged cliffs posed a challenge for searchers in vehicles and on foot.

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Reminder: Construction may affect water service in North Johnson City

Reminder: Construction may affect water service in North Johnson City

May 19th, 2015 9:22 am by Staff Report

Residents near the Kingsport Highway may have low water pressure or no water today as crews work on the public waters system.

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Two vacancies filled on Carter County Commission

Two vacancies filled on Carter County Commission

May 19th, 2015 9:21 am by John Thompson

Two vacancies on the Carter County Commission were filled during Monday's meeting.

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State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

May 19th, 2015 9:04 am by Becky Campbell

Hate crimes decreased slightly in Tennessee last year, as did assaults on law enforcement officers, according to two separate reports released Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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