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VU poll: Majority in Tenn. want Medicaid expansion

VU poll: Majority in Tenn. want Medicaid expansion

December 11th, 2013 2:35 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A poll conducted by Vanderbilt University shows more than three in five Tennesseans support an expansion of Medicaid, though nearly half also have a negative view of the federal health care law.

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

FDA targets antibiotics in meat

December 11th, 2013 2:20 pm by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.

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Toddler's death prompts murder charge against Abingdon man

Toddler's death prompts murder charge against Abingdon man

December 11th, 2013 1:45 pm by Staff Report

Police say an extensive investigation into the May 2012 death of a 2-year-old girl has led to the arrest of an Abingdon man.

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Sullivan highway commissioner retires as TBI probes department

Sullivan highway commissioner retires as TBI probes department

December 11th, 2013 12:50 pm by Rain Smith

BLOUNTVILLE — Terry Shaffer says his stepping down has nothing to do with the current investigation, which was launched in September at the request of Sullivan County District Attorney Gen. Barry Staubus.

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Updated: Alexander's chief of staff being investigated for child pornography

Updated: Alexander's chief of staff being investigated for child pornography

December 11th, 2013 12:34 pm by Wire and Staff reports

The Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is being investigated for child pornography charges.

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Pain clinics and puppy dogs addressed in new Rogersville ordinances

Pain clinics and puppy dogs addressed in new Rogersville ordinances

December 11th, 2013 11:56 am by Jeff Bobo

Questions arose last month as to whether a new suboxone clinic had moved into Rogersville, and the BMA directed City Attorney Bill Phillips to draft a proposal limiting where pain clinics can operate within the city.

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SW Va. woman charged after child takes gun to school

SW Va. woman charged after child takes gun to school

December 11th, 2013 8:20 am by Staff Report

A gun placed in a child's book bag during a weekend shopping trip, then inadvertently hauled to school on Monday morning, has spurred charges against a Southwest Virginia woman.

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6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada

6 missing adults, children found alive in Nevada

December 11th, 2013 7:15 am by MICHELLE RINDELS and SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

About 200 people had searched by land and air after the group of six failed to return Sunday from a trip to play in the snow near their hometown of Lovelock in Nevada's high desert.

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Tenn. AG: Local governments can't create anti-meth rules

Tenn. AG: Local governments can't create anti-meth rules

December 11th, 2013 7:07 am by Associated Press

The legal opinion released Tuesday comes as several municipalities have moved to require a doctor's prescription to buy pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines in hopes of cracking down on meth production.

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Thieves steal truck loaded with $120,000 worth of Hershey’s chocolate

Thieves steal truck loaded with $120,000 worth of Hershey’s chocolate

December 11th, 2013 7:01 am by By Amy Pavuk, Orlando Sentinel (MCT)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Missing: a white tractor-trailer filled with $120,000 worth of Hershey’s chocolate.

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