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Scott house fire blamed on electrical malfunction

Scott house fire blamed on electrical malfunction

January 18th, 2014 1:09 pm by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — Scott County authorities said an electrical malfunction was to blame for a fire Friday morning that destroyed a home near Gate City.

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Pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

Pigskin-picking camel dies before Super Bowl

January 17th, 2014 7:44 pm by Associated Press

Princess correctly picked the Baltimore Ravens in last year’s Super Bowl. Her best run came in the 2008 season, when she picked 17 of 22 games correctly, including the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLIII.

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AP: Records show execution was longest for Ohio

AP: Records show execution was longest for Ohio

January 17th, 2014 3:07 pm by ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, Associated Press; KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

A convicted killer took 26 minutes to die during an execution in which he gasped repeatedly — the longest execution in Ohio since the state resumed capital punishment 15 years ago, records show.

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Ex-officer who shot at minivan shocked to see kids in vehicle

Ex-officer who shot at minivan shocked to see kids in vehicle

January 17th, 2014 3:06 pm by Associated Press

A fired New Mexico State Police officer says his heart sank when he learned after shooting at a fleeing minivan that there were five children in the vehicle.

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Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

Church Hill man accused of trying to stab girlfriend, threatening police

January 17th, 2014 2:19 pm by Nick Shepherd

CHURCH HILL — A Hawkins County man tried to stab his girlfriend and then reportedly told officers if they entered the residence he had something for them, according to a police report.

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Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

Washington Co. sheriff: 58 'smurfs' and 'cooks' sentenced to 348 years in federal prison for 2 meth conspiracies

January 17th, 2014 10:26 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Two methamphetamine conspiracies have resulted in the convictions of 58 people on federal charges, Washington County Sheriff Ed Graybeal announced Friday in a news conference.

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Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

Jury is out on health effects of e-cigarettes

January 17th, 2014 9:29 am by By Monte Morin, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Electronic cigarettes are either a potent weapon in the war against tobacco, or they are an insidious menace that threatens to get kids hooked on nicotine and make smoking socially acceptable again.

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Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

Surplus Powell Valley items going on the block

January 17th, 2014 9:28 am by Stephen Igo

One final time come Saturday, the folks of Big Stone Gap can prowl the halls of the old Powell Valley High School, and perhaps take a little — or not so little — piece of it home with them.

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AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

AP source: NSA phone data control to come to end

January 17th, 2014 9:25 am by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Seeking to calm a furor over U.S. surveillance powers, President Barack Obama on Friday will call for ending the government's control of phone data from hundreds of millions of Americans

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Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

Man lashed 20 times for sodomy in Nigerian court

January 16th, 2014 10:23 pm by Associated Press

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Though the man was found guilty under Shariah law, it is the first conviction of a gay man in Nigeria since its president signed a bill that further criminalizes homosexuality under the nation’s Western-style penal code.

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