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UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

December 15th, 2014 11:35 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after more than a year of discussions with federal officials.

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ETSU pathologist addresses concerns of Hawkins officials

ETSU pathologist addresses concerns of Hawkins officials

December 15th, 2014 10:54 am by Jeff Bobo

Among the concerns presented Thursday were the cost increase, past complaints about delays in bodies being returned for funerals, and past complaints about a previous forensic pathologist keeping body parts after autopsies for medical study.

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Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

December 15th, 2014 9:37 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin.

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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 15th, 2014 9:22 am by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person's specific cancer.

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Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

December 15th, 2014 9:20 am by Associated Press

Police say that's when the teen pulled out a pistol and shot 42-year-old Officer John Downs in the leg. Four other officers then returned fire, killing the suspect, who police have identified as Xavier McDonald.

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Refi could save county $3.4 million

Refi could save county $3.4 million

December 15th, 2014 9:19 am by J. H. Osborne

The total amount of new bonds issued would be $43,275,000 — which would refinance all the county's current outstanding bond debt, and produce projected total net savings of $3,390,085.

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Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

Pet treets: Mall trees showcase shelter's cats, dogs

December 15th, 2014 9:18 am by J. H. Osborne

The trees feature handcrafted ornaments, each of which includes the photograph, name and breed of a dog or cat currently available for adoption from the shelter.

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UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

UPDATE: Gunman takes hostages in Australia; three able to escape

December 15th, 2014 12:31 am by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

SYDNEY — Three people ran out a fire exit of a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage at the height of Monday morning rush hour.

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State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

State recognizes safety records at 34 Virginia mining operations in 2013

December 14th, 2014 8:00 pm by Stephen Igo

The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, on behalf of the Virginia mine Safety Board, has recognized 34 Virginia mines that notched a combined total of over 2 million employee hours without a lost time accident in 2013.

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'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

'It just makes your heart feel warm': Rotary Club of Scott County gives 700 pairs of shoes to students this year

December 14th, 2014 6:01 pm by Marci Gore

Earlier this month, Rotarians delivered more than 400 pairs of shoes, which were purchased with donations to its Shoe Drive, to the 14 schools in Scott County — including the county's Head Start classrooms.

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