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Final exams: Hawkins panel votes to change autopsy provider

Final exams: Hawkins panel votes to change autopsy provider

February 9th, 2015 1:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

All other things being equal, some Hawkins County commissioners said Friday they're willing to switch from East Tennessee State University to Knox County for autopsy services to save an estimated $170,000 over the course of four years.

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Kingsport man accused of breaking infant's bones

Kingsport man accused of breaking infant's bones

February 9th, 2015 1:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - The boyfriend of an infant's guardian was arrested last week and accused of breaking arms, legs and ribs of a child who was less than six months old, along with biting the baby.

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Memphis couple charged with chaining son in bedroom

Memphis couple charged with chaining son in bedroom

February 9th, 2015 8:37 am by Associated Press

They were arrested after their son called police last July and told them he was chained by his ankle to the wall in his bedroom at the home. Investigators say the boy was wearing clothes soaked in urine and he had multiple scars.

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Bi-annual musical donates funds to vets memorial

Bi-annual musical donates funds to vets memorial

February 9th, 2015 8:07 am by Matthew Lane

Kingpsort leaders have announced plans to have Phase 2 of the memorial completed in time for Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - with financing getting a big boost from a $5,000 donation by the Liberty Celebration.

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States look to tax e-cigarettes

States look to tax e-cigarettes

February 9th, 2015 7:40 am by By Elaine S. Povich, Stateline.org (TNS)

With an eye on the twin concerns of public health and raising revenue, Utah is one of many states considering taxing electronic cigarettes, the battery-powered devices that deliver vaporized nicotine and provide the look and feel of smoking .

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ETSU Sex Week set for Tuesday opening

ETSU Sex Week set for Tuesday opening

February 8th, 2015 6:15 pm by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

With East Tennessee State University's first sexuality education event set to kick off in a few days, one of the organizers, Max Carwile, said she doesn't understand what all the fuss was about.

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Drug testing of welfare applicants yields few positives

Drug testing of welfare applicants yields few positives

February 8th, 2015 5:59 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

Six months after the rollout of a controversial law to drug-test people applying for public benefits, only a small fraction of low-income Tennesseans seeking financial assistance have tested positive for illegal drugs.

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FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

FACT CHECK: What happens if Homeland Security shuts down?

February 8th, 2015 5:48 pm by ERICA WERNER and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Spending for the Department of Homeland Security hangs in the balance as Congress fights over immigration matters in the agency's annual funding bill.

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Former Scott County deputy honored for dedication and  service

Former Scott County deputy honored for dedication and service

February 8th, 2015 5:37 pm by Marci Gore

Thomas Bowen says his lifelong dream was to follow in his dad's footsteps and work in law enforcement. Eventually, Bowen's dream did come true and, just like his dad, he became a deputy for the Scott County Sheriff's Office.

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Bays Mountain reports newest wolf pups are healthiest yet

Bays Mountain reports newest wolf pups are healthiest yet

February 8th, 2015 4:30 pm by Matthew Lane

Last year, the park added four gray wolf pups to its habitat, bringing the total number of wolves to seven. To the average visitor, the 10-month-old wolves probably look just like any other wolf in the habitat.

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