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Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

Forgotten vials of smallpox found in storage room

July 8th, 2014 8:42 pm by Associated Press

The find was disturbing because for decades after smallpox was declared eradicated in 1980, world health authorities said the only known samples left were safely stored in super-secure laboratories in Atlanta and in Russia.

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Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

Hundreds line up for legal pot in Washington state

July 8th, 2014 8:36 pm by Associated Press

Surrounded by thousands of packages of marijuana, Seattle's top prosecutor sought some advice: Which one should he buy? A new day, indeed.

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Lawsuit: Tenn. man left untreated in New Mexico jail

Lawsuit: Tenn. man left untreated in New Mexico jail

July 8th, 2014 6:00 pm by RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

In the latest in a series of high-profile New Mexico lawsuits over solitary confinement, a Tennessee man who suffers from bipolar disorder claims he was denied his medication and left untreated in a filthy cell.

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Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

Hospital pharmacist charged in theft of 200K pills

July 8th, 2014 5:53 pm by Associated Press

Anthony D'Alessandro grabbed oxycodone and other drugs on nearly 220 different dates, even signing out 1,500 pills the day after hospital officials first approached him April 1 about the disappearing drugs, prosecutors said.

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Gray man who shot at trooper sentenced to prison

Gray man who shot at trooper sentenced to prison

July 8th, 2014 3:36 pm by Matthew Lane

On January 3, 2013, Derrick Dakota Kitzmiller was involved in a police chase and shootout with a THP trooper in Washington County and was eventually apprehended and arrested.

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Stolen items retrieved from 'down inside' port-a-potty

Stolen items retrieved from 'down inside' port-a-potty

July 8th, 2014 2:28 pm by Rain Smith

A woman stated her juvenile child's cell phone was stolen, with her later observing a woman she knows to be carrying it.

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Donkey owner charged with cruelty for allegedly letting overgrown hooves cripple animal

Donkey owner charged with cruelty for allegedly letting overgrown hooves cripple animal

July 8th, 2014 1:46 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man accused of letting his donkey's hooves grow out to the point that the animal was crippled and unable to stand was charged with cruelty to animals.

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Border money request won't include policy change

Border money request won't include policy change

July 8th, 2014 8:44 am by ERICA WERNER and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.

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Brother, sister allegedly nabbed with drugs after high-speed chase in dad's stolen car

Brother, sister allegedly nabbed with drugs after high-speed chase in dad's stolen car

July 8th, 2014 8:29 am by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County brother and sister are facing numerous charges related to the theft of their father's vehicle Sunday evening, and a subsequent high speed chase with police that included gunfire and ended in a crash.

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Former Sullivan highway workers file suit

Former Sullivan highway workers file suit

July 8th, 2014 12:32 am by J. H. Osborne

Interim Sullivan County Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning, in his official capacity as such, and the Sullivan County Highway Department are named as defendants. Manning sought and lost the GOP nomination to run for highway commissioner this spring.

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