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Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

May 8th, 2014 3:37 pm by TOM MURPHY, AP Business Writer

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don't cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.

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Homeless man who "won" the lotto in viral video in March gets home thanks to the Internet

Homeless man who "won" the lotto in viral video in March gets home thanks to the Internet

May 8th, 2014 2:50 pm by Interesting stories we found around the web

In March, the story of a homeless man who won the lottery went viral. After the original poster received emails regarding how to help him out, he launched a fundraiser. $44,000 was raised and with that money, the homeless man is no longer homeless.

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Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

Man accused of fleeing police, leaving behind 47 syringes nabbed a year later

May 8th, 2014 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man who has been wanted for a year after allegedly escaping a police pursuit, leaving behind 47 syringes and an empty vodka bottle in his car, was arrested early Tuesday morning in Kingsport.

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Grandmother allegedly draws blood from deputy while resisting arrest

Grandmother allegedly draws blood from deputy while resisting arrest

May 8th, 2014 12:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County grandmother is facing charges including assault on an officer after she allegedly dug her nails into a deputy's arm so deep they drew blood while the deputy was attempting to arrest her.

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Prescription drug take-back event collects more than 1,000 pounds of medication

Prescription drug take-back event collects more than 1,000 pounds of medication

May 8th, 2014 11:08 am by Nick Shepherd

Half a ton of medications were collected from all around the region during prescription drug take back events held recently.

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KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 5.8.14

KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 5.8.14

May 8th, 2014 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

Check out this week's adoptable furry friends at the Kingsport Animal Shelter, Kingsport, TN. This week we meet: Kenny, Colt, Patrick, Windy, Walter, and....KITTENS!!

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ETSU alum brings 'Timmy goes to rehab' home

ETSU alum brings 'Timmy goes to rehab' home

May 8th, 2014 9:46 am by Entertainment staff

After its debut at the Kansas City Fringe Festival in the summer of 2013, "Timmy Goes to Rehab" is headed back to Johnson City, where the original one-man show was conceived.

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East Tennessee man charged in tongue piercing incident

East Tennessee man charged in tongue piercing incident

May 8th, 2014 9:44 am by Associated Press

An East Tennessee man is facing charges after police say he allowed a teenage girl to get her tongue pierced.

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Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

Therapy dog helps troops deal with postwar stress

May 8th, 2014 9:41 am by LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

For 82nd Airborne psychiatrist Maj. Christine Rumayor, Lexy is a partner, a conversation starter and a living, breathing medical tool that can calm a patient and make a therapy appointment a little more enjoyable.

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Felony eluding: Scott grand jury indicts three in police pursuit cases

Felony eluding: Scott grand jury indicts three in police pursuit cases

May 7th, 2014 11:43 pm by Wes Bunch

Commonwealth's Attorney Marcus McClung said all three cases involved drivers who failed to pull over after an officer initiated a traffic stop. He said two of the pursuits — including one that reached speeds of 120 mph — took place in the Gate City area.

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