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Tennessee health leaders gather in Johnson City to discuss prescription drug epidemic

Tennessee health leaders gather in Johnson City to discuss prescription drug epidemic

July 18th, 2014 3:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

Abernathy doesn't sound like the stereotypical drug addict. He served four years in the Marine Corps and then spent 16 years working in law enforcement. On the surface, it may have looked like he had everything together, he didn't.

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Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

July 18th, 2014 2:39 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley.

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KPD: Man makes false kidnapping claim hours after release from jail

KPD: Man makes false kidnapping claim hours after release from jail

July 18th, 2014 1:46 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has allegedly filed a false kidnapping report against a woman who had just bonded him out of jail but then booted him from her vehicle after learning he intended to skip court.

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Naked Blountville man advertises he's 'For Sale'

Naked Blountville man advertises he's 'For Sale'

July 18th, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

At 1:30 a.m., central dispatch was alerted to a suspicious man near an apartment complex on Highway 75 in Blountville. According to a 911 caller, the individual was talking to himself.

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Large amount of counterfeit currency circulating in Kingsport

Large amount of counterfeit currency circulating in Kingsport

July 18th, 2014 10:55 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are alerting shoppers and businesses alike to counterfeit money that's flowing throughout the city — with approximately a dozen reports in the past week — saying that some of the phony cash is even received from bank tellers and ATMs.

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Police seek info on Bloomingdale burglaries

Police seek info on Bloomingdale burglaries

July 18th, 2014 9:37 am by Staff Report

The two suspects recently caught on a home security camera could be connected to a rash of burglaries in the area, according to police.

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Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

Risk of earthquake increased for one-third of US

July 18th, 2014 7:00 am by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer

The USGS updated its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account a surprise 2011 Virginia temblor. Parts of 16 states have the highest risk for earthquakes, including Tennessee.

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2 charged with kidnapping, murder of Tenn. woman

2 charged with kidnapping, murder of Tenn. woman

July 18th, 2014 6:55 am by Associated Press

Two people have been charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman in a case police initially though was a hit-and-run.

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Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane

July 17th, 2014 11:15 pm by Associated Press

American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile brought the plane down Thursday but were still working on who fired the missile and whether it came from the Russian or Ukrainian side of the border, a U.S. official said.

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FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

July 17th, 2014 8:25 pm by Associated Press

The delivery company is accused of shipping powerful sleeping aid Ambien, anti-anxiety medications Valium and Xanax, and other drugs to customers who had no legitimate medical need and lacked valid prescriptions. FedEx insists it did nothing wrong.

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