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Police tout alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating

Police tout alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating

October 29th, 2014 11:00 pm by Marci Gore

Though local law enforcement officials do not condemn neighborhood-based trick-or-treating, they do advise that there are much safer — and more responsible — ways to enjoy Halloween.

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Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

Trio sentenced in Hawkins child abuse/neglect cases

October 29th, 2014 10:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

Three Hawkins County parents accused of child abuse/neglect were sentenced to jail time recently, including a woman who was arrested in July for beating her unruly child.

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Dragons eliminate D-B from state soccer play

Dragons eliminate D-B from state soccer play

October 29th, 2014 10:17 pm by Corby A. Yarbrough, Times-News Sports Correspondent

Dobyns-Bennett played 30 minutes of an 80-minute match and Collierville made the Lady Indians pay for it in Wednesday's TSSAA Class AAA girls soccer state tournament quarterfinals.

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Area pastors urge support of Amendment 1

Area pastors urge support of Amendment 1

October 29th, 2014 9:44 pm by GARY B. GRAY, NET News Service

If approved, the amendment to the Tennessee Constitution would add a new section to Article 1, inserting constitutional language empowering the legislature to enact, amend or repeal state statutes regarding abortion.

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Rain, snow likely in area for Halloween night

Rain, snow likely in area for Halloween night

October 29th, 2014 9:26 pm by TONY CASEY, NET News Service

Meteorologist David Hotz with the National Weather Service in Morristown said an unusual storm system is heading this way and is expected to take hold of the area Friday night when many will be out trick-or-treating or at other Halloween events.

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AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready

October 29th, 2014 9:22 pm by JEFF DONN, Associated Press

To assess America's ability to deal with a major outbreak, the AP examined multiple indicators of readiness. The results were worrisome.

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Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

Group examines Tenn. sentencing laws, recidivism

October 29th, 2014 9:15 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee's current sentencing structure has been in place for more than 20 years, and the state's recidivism rate is averaging around 44 to 45 percent. That's the number of people returning to prison within three years of being released.

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Lee County supervisor accused of driving under  the influence of drugs

Lee County supervisor accused of driving under the influence of drugs

October 29th, 2014 8:57 pm by Nick Shepherd

Jason Grey Crabtree, 39, 5914 Sugar Run Road, Jonesville, was arrested and charged with refusal of blood or breathalyzer test and DUID.

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Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

Bird dog: 'Pilots N Paws' flies Hawkins shelter dog to new owner in Tampa

October 29th, 2014 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo

Since 2008 'Pilots N Paws' volunteers have flown approximately 75,000 animals to safety in all 50 states and Canada.

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Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Health care overhaul doubts ease for insurers

October 29th, 2014 7:30 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

What a difference a year makes. The nation's biggest health insurers entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health care overhaul, the federal law that aims to cover millions of uninsured people.

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