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Neighbor of slain Ohio girl, 9, held on $1M bond

Neighbor of slain Ohio girl, 9, held on $1M bond

December 16th, 2013 1:10 pm by JOHN COYNE, Associated Press

The girl was last seen Saturday night playing outdoors at the park. Her body was found about five hours after she was reported missing, dumped in a trash bin.

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Armed robbery reported at Weber City gas station

Armed robbery reported at Weber City gas station

December 16th, 2013 12:34 pm by Wes Bunch

A clerk on duty at the time of the alleged robbery told authorities that a white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt entered the store brandishing what she described as a "long knife."

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FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

December 16th, 2013 12:17 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks.

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Scott Co. natives working on submersible for U.S. Navy

Scott Co. natives working on submersible for U.S. Navy

December 16th, 2013 11:13 am by Marci Gore

Charles Gilmer and Craig Short are working on a new shallow water combat submersible for the U.S. Navy, suitable for transporting and employing Navy SEAL Special Operations Forces and their payloads for a variety of missions.

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DCS says doing better job reporting child deaths

DCS says doing better job reporting child deaths

December 16th, 2013 8:53 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee agency first fell under scrutiny more than a year ago over its inconsistent reporting of child deaths. But DCS officials say beginning next year they will immediately report a child's death to the public.

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Update: Sen. Alexander's fired chief of staff ordered freed

Update: Sen. Alexander's fired chief of staff ordered freed

December 16th, 2013 8:40 am by Associated Press

Ryan Loskarn will live with his parents in Maryland and be electronically monitored while he awaits trial on charges of possession and attempted distribution of child pornography.

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Contact-Concern ready to help in times of trouble

Contact-Concern ready to help in times of trouble

December 16th, 2013 8:34 am by Nick Shepherd

When 2-1-1 is dialed in a four county area in Northeast Tennessee, a volunteer will be on the other end of the line. Some of the services offered by 2-1-1 include shelter and housing, food programs, financial assistance and support groups.

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Hawkins official’s refusal to comply with drug testing  could cost county $17,541

Hawkins official’s refusal to comply with drug testing could cost county $17,541

December 15th, 2013 10:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County Property Assessor Jeff Thacker said he won’t participate in the county’s “Drug Free Workplace” random drug testing program.

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Tennessee panel seeks extension of moratorium on annexation

Tennessee panel seeks extension of moratorium on annexation

December 15th, 2013 9:17 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations is recommending a statewide moratorium on city-initiated or “forced” annexations be extended by one year.

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Hawkins County may ban non-law enforcement employees  from carrying firearms

Hawkins County may ban non-law enforcement employees from carrying firearms

December 15th, 2013 9:09 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County’s liability insurance provider wants the county commission to adopt a policy prohibiting non-law enforcement employees from carrying guns on the job.

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