ASIAN LONGHORNED TICK FOUND IN EAST TN COUNTIES

Thursday, October 17, 2019   A tiny invasive tick from Asia continues its spread across Tennessee. State agricultural officials said the Asian longhorned tick has been detected in several additional counties, including Jefferson, Claiborne, Cocke, Putnam, and Sevier.  In May, the invasive pest was confirmed in Union and Roane Counties and UT researchers told 10News in…

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ONE OF THE LARGEST CHILD EXPLOITATION SITES TAKEN DOWN BY FEDS WHO SEEK TO SEIZE BITCOIN

Thursday, October 17, 2019 U.S. and Korean authorities have taken down one of the world’s largest online marketplace for child pornography, according to an unsealed indictment first cited by NBC News. According to the indictment, between June 2015 and March 2018, Welcome to Video, received at least 420 bitcoins (approximately $370,000 at that time) through 7,300 bitcoin…

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PAIN MD CLINICS OWNER, THREE EMPLOYEES CHARGED WITH $38 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   The majority owner of Pain MD and three employees are charged with more than $38 million in health care fraud. The charges are part of an indictment filed Tuesday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Nashville. It charges that between 2010 and May 2018, Michael Kestner, Brian Richey, Jonathan White,…

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TACO BELL RECALLS 2.3 MILLION POUNDS OF GROUND BEEF, METAL SHAVINGS FOUND

Wednesday, October 16, 2019   Taco Bell said Tuesday that it has recalled about 2.3 million pounds of beef after a customer discovered a metal shaving in an order. The Yum Brands chain voluntarily recalled the beef on Friday. As of midday Monday, 100% of the affected restaurants in 21 states across the eastern Midwest, northern…

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