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3 Tennessee counties eligible to seek disaster loans

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release that Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible because they're contiguous to one or...

New admissions to Tennessee nursing home suspended

Aug. 15, 2018 12:18 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's health commissioner has suspended admissions to a nursing home after an investigation found problems with the facility. Commissioner John Dreyzehner said in a news release Tuesday that Laughlin Health Care Center in Greeneville has been ordered not to admit new...

Top executive sentenced in 'Made in USA' boots scheme

Aug. 8, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top executive of a one-time leading manufacturer of boots for the U.S. military has been sentenced in a "Made in USA" scheme. A statement from U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey says 66-year-old Vincent Lee Ferguson of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced Monday to 41 months in...

Tennessee ex-VA worker convicted of defrauding vet of $680K

Jul. 27, 2018 2:51 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted an ex-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs worker of defrauding a disabled and incompetent veteran of $680,000-plus. U.S. Attorney Doug Overbey's office says 44-year-old Jonesborough resident Kenneth Richard Devore was convicted this week of wire fraud,...

New hearing ordered in 1990s Tennessee truck stop killing

Jul. 14, 2018 5:57 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee appeals court has ruled that a truck driver who is serving life in prison for three killings in the 1990s deserves a court hearing related to DNA analysis. The Greeneville Sun reports that the Court of Criminal Appeals in Knoxville decided Thursday that Sean Patrick...