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Gov't: 1 in 14 fell prey to identity theft in 2012

Gov't: 1 in 14 fell prey to identity theft in 2012

December 12th, 2013 10:19 am by PETE YOST, Associated Press

The government says 1 out of every 14 Americans age 16 or older was a target or a victim of identity theft, a crime imposing a heavy emotional toll on many of its victims.

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Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

Calif. prostitutes may gain victim compensation

December 12th, 2013 10:19 am by DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.

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Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

Fired US Sen. Alexander staffer expected in court

December 12th, 2013 8:30 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The fired chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was expected Thursday in federal court after his arrest on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography.

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House Republicans get behind budget agreement

House Republicans get behind budget agreement

December 12th, 2013 8:25 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship and ease automatic cuts that would otherwise slam agencies for a second straight year.

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RCS officials want more explanation for bus bill

RCS officials want more explanation for bus bill

December 11th, 2013 11:03 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Rogersville City School officials aren’t ready to pay a $90,349 bus bill to the Hawkins County School System for 2012-13 student transportation until they understand why the bill increased $12,000 over the previous year.

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Lighting of the Tunnel ‘one of a kind’ event

Lighting of the Tunnel ‘one of a kind’ event

December 11th, 2013 11:00 pm by Wes Bunch

DUFFIELD — Christmas is only a few weeks away, and that means there are only a few chances left to see this year’s Lighting of the Tunnel at Natural Tunnel State Park in Scott County.

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Washington County strips Mouse’s Ear owner of right to rebuild

Washington County strips Mouse’s Ear owner of right to rebuild

December 11th, 2013 10:53 pm by GARY B. GRAY, NET News Service

Washington County Zoning Administrator Mike Rutherford has determined that Mouse’s Ear Exotic Sports Bar owner Ralph Browning will not be allowed to rebuild the Gray strip club consumed by fire early this year.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Union vs. Rye Cove basketball

December 11th, 2013 9:37 pm by Ned Jilton

Pictures from Wednesday night's boys basketball game between Union and Rye Cove in Clinchport:

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Raid on alleged Hawkins cattle rustler yields drugs, missing cows

Raid on alleged Hawkins cattle rustler yields drugs, missing cows

December 11th, 2013 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — On Tuesday authorities raided a home shared by Jonathan David Bundren, 35, and Mary Ann Ferrell, 48, at 120 Shiloh Church Road, in the Hickory Cove area north of Surgoinsville near the Hancock County line.

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Surgoinsville sets usage, tap-on fees for new sewer

Surgoinsville sets usage, tap-on fees for new sewer

December 11th, 2013 8:40 pm by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Monday evening the Surgoinsville BMA approved a one-time $1,250 tap-on fee, as well as a $7.20 per 1,000 gallon usage rate with a minimum monthly bill of $20. Lower-income families will have their tap-on fee paid for them.

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