News Center 22 10/5/17

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The Levitt AMP Music Series in Middlesboro ends on a high note with critically acclaimed bluegrass darlings Whiskey Shivers, playing a FREE show tonight at 7:30pm. They’ve dazzled Levitt audiences in Denver (July 2017), Los Angeles (July 2014) and Arlington (September 2014) with their brisk energy and virtuosic folk spirit. Their theatrical, interactive performances have captured the attention of publications like NPR, The Washington Post and Rolling Stone. Middlesboro, mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this one! Free Chili dinner is also planned for this evening. Nick Dittmeier and the Sawdusters will get everything going at 6:30pm.
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Appalachian Regional Healthcare officials will pay $150,000 to the federal government to settle a lawsuit, officials tell WYMT.

A civil lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in 2016 claimed Dr. Donald F. Ramsey, who worked in the emergency room at the Harlan ARH hospital, wrote prescriptions for phentermine to hospital employees and their family members, with the prescriptions being filled at the hospital pharmacy.

The lawsuit says Ramsey didn’t do proper examinations before prescribing the drug, which is used to help people lose weight. It says Ramsey wrote fraudulent prescriptions for the drug at least 83 times.

ARH officials tell WYMT the settlement is not an admission of liability.

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WJHL News reports

Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies said a Johnson City man faces multiple charges after unregistered automatic weapons were found during a traffic stop for speeding on Old Jonesborough Highway on Monday.

According to a WCSO news release, deputies saw Scott A. Edmisten, 43, speeding on Old Jonesborough Highway and the deputy initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle stopped around a half a mile later.

During the stop, deputies learned that Edmisten’s license was suspended for failure to appear in court and he was arrested.

According to the release, deputies found a loaded .357 magnum, a loaded .45 semi automatic, a full automatic AR rifle in .223 caliber, 1 full automatic AR rifle in .308 caliber, over 900 rounds of ammunition, as well as survival equipment.

Monday afternoon Sheriff Ed Graybeal said every clip and gun deputies recovered in the vehicle, was loaded.

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Updated: October 4, 2017 — 9:14 PM
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