Johnson City Press Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Blount County plant to add 200 jobs if federal loan approved

Blount County plant to add 200 jobs if federal loan approved

March 26th, 2015 2:08 pm by Associated Press

The Alcoa plant in Blount County is expected to add 200 jobs if a federal loan get final approval.

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Tennessee school voucher bill scheduled for Senate vote Monday

Tennessee school voucher bill scheduled for Senate vote Monday

March 26th, 2015 1:51 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor on Monday.

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Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

Alone at controls, co-pilot 'intentionally' destroyed plane

March 26th, 2015 1:50 pm by LORI HINNANT and DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thur

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Johnson City Power Board learns of boost provided to local economy by incentives

Johnson City Power Board learns of boost provided to local economy by incentives

March 25th, 2015 9:50 am by Nathan Baker

At its meeting Tuesday, the Johnson City Power Board's board of directors learned that, on top of being an actual powerhouse, the local utility is also an economic development powerhouse.

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Retail sales report positive for Tri-Cities, but the jobs just aren't there

Retail sales report positive for Tri-Cities, but the jobs just aren't there

March 25th, 2015 9:30 am by Tony Casey

According to the quarterly Tri-Cities Retail Sales Report by East Tennessee State University's Bureau of Business and Economic Research, retail trends have continued to go up for Bristol, Johnson City and Kingsport, but an increase in jobs hasn't yet occu

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Heinz buying Kraft, creating $28 billion food giant

Heinz buying Kraft, creating $28 billion food giant

March 25th, 2015 9:18 am by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion.

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9-year-old who was struck by train had been investigated by child services

9-year-old who was struck by train had been investigated by child services

March 24th, 2015 9:02 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The Department of Children's Services already opened and closed a case in the past three years involving Timothy Wallace, the 9-year-old who was struck by a train on Sunday night.

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Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

March 24th, 2015 8:57 pm by Associated Press

A Memphis man has been convicted of attacking a woman with his cane because his cigarette lighter was missing.

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 24th, 2015 8:53 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.

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Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

March 24th, 2015 8:50 pm by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

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