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2 Unicoi Co. men charged in alleged prescription pill exchange scheme

2 Unicoi Co. men charged in alleged prescription pill exchange scheme

March 11th, 2015 9:49 am by Brad Hicks

Investigators said thousands of pills were involved.

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Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

March 11th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of the ringleader in the kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of a young Knoxville couple in 2007.

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UPDATE | Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

UPDATE | Official: 11 service members missing in crash presumed dead

March 11th, 2015 7:39 am by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

Seven Marines and four soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that crashed over waters off Florida during a routine night training mission were presumed dead Wednesday.

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TVA Boone Lake public forum draws mixed reactions from community

TVA Boone Lake public forum draws mixed reactions from community

March 10th, 2015 10:18 pm by Max Hrenda

Tennessee Valley Authority's community event to answer questions and hear suggestions from the community left members of that community divided on the information gleaned from the session.

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Initiative hopes to make women part of code for future of computer programming

Initiative hopes to make women part of code for future of computer programming

March 10th, 2015 9:47 pm by Jessica Fuller

While computer programing remains one of the highest-paying jobs in the nation, less than 25 percent of these jobs are occupied by women, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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'I am no hero':  94-year-old Erwin veteran recounts experiences with World War II

'I am no hero': 94-year-old Erwin veteran recounts experiences with World War II

March 10th, 2015 9:39 pm by Brad Hicks

George Hatcher, a World War II veteran and one of the last surviving members of the Erwin Nine, opened his Tuesday speech by briefly describing who he is and what he does.

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JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

JCPB may raise residential rates to cover loss from mandated manufacturing rate decrease

March 10th, 2015 9:29 pm by Gary B. Gray

The Johnson City Power Board has approved a plan to increase residential rates to partially cover losses from Tennessee Valley Authority's lowering of manufacturing rates, pending new recommendations due out in about one month.

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THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

THP Colonel responds to troopers' claims of DUI quota

March 10th, 2015 9:25 pm by Becky Campbell

As sure as some state troopers are that a DUI arrest quota exists in their agency, the Tennessee Highway Patrol's leader is adamant there is no such requirement.

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Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

Bill to expand coverage for children with autism fails

March 10th, 2015 9:08 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would have expanded health coverage for children with autism has failed this session.

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Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

Tennessee mulls removing control over guns in parks

March 10th, 2015 9:02 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Community parks, playgrounds and sports fields are among the few areas in Tennessee where local governments can ban people with handgun carry permits from being armed. Now gun-friendly state lawmakers are looking to change that.

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