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Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

Increasingly popular synthetic drug behind bizarre crimes

April 30th, 2015 9:52 am by CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The common element to these and other bizarre incidents in Florida in the last few months is flakka, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug. Also known as gravel and readily available for $5 or less a vial

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GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law

GOP plans for reacting to Supreme Court ruling on health law

April 30th, 2015 9:49 am by Associated Press

Congressional Republicans have yet to unite behind any of the growing number of proposals for responding to a Supreme Court ruling that could void federal subsidies that millions of people use to buy coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law

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Thousands in other cities protest death of Baltimore man

Thousands in other cities protest death of Baltimore man

April 30th, 2015 9:47 am by AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press; DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

Thousands of people hit the streets in Baltimore and several other cities, from Boston and New York to Indianapolis and Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest the death of a black man who died of spinal injuries after his arrest by police

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Frightening new details emerge in theater shooting trial

Frightening new details emerge in theater shooting trial

April 30th, 2015 9:46 am by Associated Press

Prosecutors appeared intent on planting a deeply upsetting image in jurors' minds. A day earlier, moviegoers testified about being shot or watching loved ones gunned down.

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FBI says it is looking for 3 in kidnapping, robbery plot

FBI says it is looking for 3 in kidnapping, robbery plot

April 30th, 2015 8:39 am by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Federal officials say they are looking for two men and a woman after the family of an East Tennessee bank employee was briefly kidnapped in an attempted extortion and robbery plot.

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Baltimore officials: No immediate decision in Gray case

Baltimore officials: No immediate decision in Gray case

April 30th, 2015 8:06 am by AMANDA LEE MYERS and DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press

Having weathered two all-night curfews with no major disturbances, Baltimore officials are now trying to manage growing expectations they will immediately decide whether to prosecute six police officers involved in the arrest of a Freddie Gray.

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Photo gallery: High-speed crash closes I-26 in Kingsport

Photo gallery: High-speed crash closes I-26 in Kingsport

April 30th, 2015 7:21 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport crash seriously injured three people when a car struck a guardrail along Interstate 26 at a high rate of speed, then rolled and came to rest upside down to be hit by a passing SUV.

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Attorneys say Mount Carmel mayor violating city code on two issues

Attorneys say Mount Carmel mayor violating city code on two issues

April 29th, 2015 9:05 pm by Jeff Bobo

Legal experts from the University of Tennessee believe Mount Carmel Mayor Larry Frost is violating city code by denying aldermen requests to place items on meeting agendas and allowing citizen comments only at the end of meetings.

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Holston Valley patient info found in Bristol recycling bin

Holston Valley patient info found in Bristol recycling bin

April 29th, 2015 4:50 pm by Hank Hayes

A nurse's notes on 1,726 Holston Valley patients were disposed in a bin at Steele Creek Park. Wellmont said the notes were not part of any patients' legal medical record, and patients "were likely not" identity theft victims.

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Lee man guilty of wife's murder

Lee man guilty of wife's murder

April 29th, 2015 4:42 pm by Stephen Igo

According to past reports, authorities were initially notified by Timothy Carter's mother that her daughter-in-law had shot herself. But investigators became suspicious of the self-inflicted gunshot report almost immediately upon responding to the scene.

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