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At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

September 28th, 2014 4:05 pm by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press

Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

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Police: Truck driver was distracted before crash

Police: Truck driver was distracted before crash

September 28th, 2014 3:28 pm by CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN, Associated Press

The driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college softball team told investigators he had been distracted by something in his cabin before the accident, authorities said Sunday.

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Maine woman finds 2-headed baby snapping turtle

Maine woman finds 2-headed baby snapping turtle

September 28th, 2014 2:00 pm by Associated Press

Kathleen Talbot of Hudson tells the Associated Press she found the tiny creature this week while she was watching turtle hatchlings to make sure they arrived safely at the other side of the street.

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Sullivan South's first QB battling for life, Scott County native competes on Jeopardy! and more stories you may have missed

Sullivan South's first QB battling for life, Scott County native competes on Jeopardy! and more stories you may have missed

September 28th, 2014 12:00 pm by Staff Report

Take a look back at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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Area schools to share in Virginia security grants

Area schools to share in Virginia security grants

September 28th, 2014 10:00 am by Stephen Igo

Several Southwest Virginia schools will share in $6 million in school security equipment grants, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Thursday.

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Batter dispute fuels 911 call

Batter dispute fuels 911 call

September 27th, 2014 9:00 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after noon a deputy responded to a "disturbance" on Peoples Road, revolving around a man, his uncle and "pancake batter."

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Traffic citation fees to increase by $5

Traffic citation fees to increase by $5

September 27th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Speeding, running a red light or blowing through a stop sign, are going to cost you five bucks more in a few weeks, thanks to a measure approved by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.

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HealthSouth helps rehab people from all walks of life

HealthSouth helps rehab people from all walks of life

September 27th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

She stumbled into the kitchen and got a cup of coffee and sat down. Her husband asked what was wrong and Abernethy said she didn't know. He told her to look at him and said she'd had a stroke.

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State appeals judge's ruling on TennCare delays

State appeals judge's ruling on TennCare delays

September 27th, 2014 4:48 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that the state's Medicaid program must provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time.

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Haslam presses ahead on Medicaid expansion talks

Haslam presses ahead on Medicaid expansion talks

September 27th, 2014 4:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still in talks over finding a way to expand Medicaid in Tennessee despite pushback from fellow Republicans in the state Legislature.

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