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Spike in heroin overdoses take toll on Ohio town's psyche

Spike in heroin overdoses take toll on Ohio town's psyche

June 11th, 2015 9:39 am by MITCH STACY, Associated Press

The usual handwringing over the heroin problem turned into panic in this small city in May when a supercharged blue-tinted batch from Chicago sent more than 30 overdose victims to the hospital and two to the morgue in a 12-day stretch.

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Lawyer: Officer didn't target black teens at Texas pool

Lawyer: Officer didn't target black teens at Texas pool

June 11th, 2015 9:38 am by DAVID WARREN, Associated Press

A white Texas police officer was not targeting minorities when he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground and brandished his gun outside a pool party, his lawyer said, but rather was fraught with emotion after responding earlier to two suicide calls

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Search for escaped killers enters Day 6, expands to Vermont

Search for escaped killers enters Day 6, expands to Vermont

June 11th, 2015 9:37 am by MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press; MICHAEL VIRTANEN, Associated Press

Authorities searching for two escaped killers who have been on the loose for the better part of a week acknowledged being in the dark about their whereabouts or doings, even as the hunt for the men expanded past state borders into Vermont.

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Memphis couple charged with abandoning dog in home

Memphis couple charged with abandoning dog in home

June 11th, 2015 9:35 am by Associated Press

Prosecutors say the owner of the rental property told investigators the couple had vacated the home and left behind a pit bull with no food, water, light or ventilation.

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Wellmont, MSHA announce work groups to lay out merger plan

Wellmont, MSHA announce work groups to lay out merger plan

June 11th, 2015 9:35 am by Hank Hayes

"Our organizations have committed to an open process as we consider the creation of a truly new health improvement organization for our region," Wellmont CEO Bart Hove said in a prepared release.

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Hawkins schools' 2015 retirees represent 673 years of experience

Hawkins schools' 2015 retirees represent 673 years of experience

June 11th, 2015 8:05 am by Jeff Bobo

The Hawkins County Board of Education honored its 2015 retirees last week who represent a combined total of 673 combined years of service in the school system.

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Sullivan man arrested on resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia charges after getting stuck in a fence

Sullivan man arrested on resisting arrest and drug paraphernalia charges after getting stuck in a fence

June 11th, 2015 12:00 am by Holly Nelms, Special to the Times-News

The officer followed and noticed Bush attempting to climb the fence. While attempting to climb, Chadd Michael Bush got stuck on the fence, at which time the officer was able to take him into custody.

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Wise County candidate field set for November

Wise County candidate field set for November

June 10th, 2015 10:00 pm by Stephen Igo

There will be a few interesting matchups for Wise County voters following Tuesday's filing deadline for candidates to get on the ballot for November's state and local elections.

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Mugshot implicates school burglary suspect in heist of EMS radio, siren

Mugshot implicates school burglary suspect in heist of EMS radio, siren

June 10th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Church Hill teen who was already accused of burgling Volunteer High School on May 29 is facing additional charges for allegedly stealing the siren and radio from an ambulance and installing them in his own car.

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Park improvements: Big Stone Gap celebrates improvements to Bullitt Park

Park improvements: Big Stone Gap celebrates improvements to Bullitt Park

June 10th, 2015 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The town government recently opened the revamped playground area, and children are flocking to use the various swings, slides and monkey bars and walking and running on the new concrete sidewalks.

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