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This week in crime

This week in crime

January 3rd, 2015 12:00 pm by Staff reports

This week's stories include children being left in filthy conditions while their parents partied, eager newlyweds prompting a BOLO, police seeking a man who stole donations from a sick child, among others

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Late bloomer helps community garden for Eagle Scout project

Late bloomer helps community garden for Eagle Scout project

January 3rd, 2015 10:00 am by Nick Shepherd

For most scouts looking to achieve the rank of Eagle, it takes years, sometimes a lifetime, of scouting to reach that rank. But Strasser came to the scouts later than most, joining the scouts almost four years ago.

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Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

Woman faces multiple counts of theft for using grandma's debit card

January 2nd, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman was charged with four counts of identity theft and four counts of theft under $500 last week after allegedly admitting to using her grandmother's debit card without permission.

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Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

January 2nd, 2015 7:30 pm by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press; MITCH WEISS, Associated Press

A multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before two suspects were caught in a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two West Virginia police officers, authorities said Friday.

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US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

US sanctions North Korea over Sony cyberattack

January 2nd, 2015 6:00 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Friday authorizing the sanctions. Although the U.S. has already sanctioned North Korea over its nuclear program, these are the first sanctions punishing Pyongyang for alleged cyberattacks.

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LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost

LGBT-owned businesses get diversity boost

January 2nd, 2015 1:04 pm by LISA LEFF, Associated Press

Federal agencies, organizations such as the National Football League and more than one-third of Fortune 500 companies are now trying to expand their vendor pools by explicitly encouraging bids from gay, lesbian and transgender contractors.

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U.S. factories grow at slowest pace in 6 months

U.S. factories grow at slowest pace in 6 months

January 2nd, 2015 12:56 pm by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Americans are buying more cars and appliances, boosting demand for factory-made goods.

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'Something had to change': Newlywed finds focus, loses 62 pounds in 2014

'Something had to change': Newlywed finds focus, loses 62 pounds in 2014

January 2nd, 2015 11:38 am by Marci Gore

It took her eight months, but Laura Bledsoe said she did lose the 50 pounds, and has since lost another 12 pounds, making her total weight loss 62 pounds.

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FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

FDA drug approvals reached 18-year high in 2014

January 2nd, 2015 10:56 am by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

FDA drug approvals are considered a barometer of industry innovation and the federal government's efficiency in reviewing new therapies.

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KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

KPD seeks armed robber who tied up employee in bathroom

January 2nd, 2015 9:53 am by Nick Shepherd

After speaking to an employee of the store, police learned that as the employee was exiting the store for the day, he was met by a man brandishing a black semi-automatic handgun, who pushed him back inside.

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