Johnson City Press Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Semi crashes into house in Nashville area, killing woman inside

Semi crashes into house in Nashville area, killing woman inside

October 8th, 2014 12:06 pm by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

Police say Carol Boo, 66, was inside her home when the semi slammed through the brick and crushed her around 3:30 a.m.

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SW Virginia rockslide triggers crash with injuries, closes road

SW Virginia rockslide triggers crash with injuries, closes road

October 8th, 2014 11:49 am by Marci Gore, NET News Service

Officials say a rockslide and heavy fog led to an early morning traffic crash in Scott County on Wednesday.

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U.S. Ebola patient dies in Dallas

U.S. Ebola patient dies in Dallas

October 8th, 2014 11:21 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press is reporting the death of the U.S.'s first Ebola patient in a Dallas hospital.

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Corker at the Press: Fiscal issues on senator's list, along with Middle East

Corker at the Press: Fiscal issues on senator's list, along with Middle East

October 8th, 2014 9:01 am by Gary B. Gray

Bob Corker, Tennessee's Republican junior senator, is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and he did expound on current Middle East troubles during his visit Tuesday to the Johnson City Press.

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Vanderbilt rape defendants say they were coerced, threatened

Vanderbilt rape defendants say they were coerced, threatened

October 7th, 2014 9:20 pm by Tony Gonzalez, The Tennessean

Two former Vanderbilt University football players charged with rape say in court filings that campus police coerced them and athletics department staff threatened to sanction them during the investigation in ways that tainted the case.

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US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

October 7th, 2014 2:35 pm by ALICIA A. CALDWELL and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

The Facebook account was set up as a way to contact other people in the investigation.

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Haslam questions high jobless rate in Tennessee

Haslam questions high jobless rate in Tennessee

October 7th, 2014 2:12 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The most recent national unemployment rate released Friday was 5.9 percent - the lowest level since the depths of the Great Recession in July 2008. Meanwhile, Tennessee's jobless rate was 7.4 percent in August.

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Man facing charges for living off Cherokee forest in East Tennessee

Man facing charges for living off Cherokee forest in East Tennessee

October 7th, 2014 12:05 pm by Associated Press

The case began in April when a pilot conducting a flyover of the forest spotted a tent and what appeared to be a bathtub made of rocks on Gravel Stand Mountain.

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Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

October 7th, 2014 11:56 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week.

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Food bank, 10 local agencies win $60,000

Food bank, 10 local agencies win $60,000

October 6th, 2014 4:45 pm by Staff Report

Second Harvest Executive Director Rhonda Chafin: We were competing against some very large food banks in much larger areas so every voted counted. We appreciate everyone who voted.

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