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Drug companies spend millions to lobby Tenn. lawmakers

Drug companies spend millions to lobby Tenn. lawmakers

March 4th, 2014 1:22 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessean reports the efforts have stymied past legislation aimed at restricting sales of cold medicine containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make methamphetamine.

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Intoxicated mom arrested after leaving child in van

Intoxicated mom arrested after leaving child in van

March 4th, 2014 12:57 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 11:30 p.m. an officer observed an unattended van with the engine running on Eastline Drive. A subsequent check found the doors were unlocked, while a "young child" was asleep inside.

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Photo gallery: Aftermath of business fire in Big Stone Gap

Photo gallery: Aftermath of business fire in Big Stone Gap

March 4th, 2014 9:41 am by Stephen Igo

The fire call was received Monday evening at 13 East 5th St. South, the longtime establishment of a NAPA Auto Parts store. Firefighters focused on saving Freda's Magic Mirror, a beauty salon; the ABC store; Diamond G Jewelers and adjacent apartments.

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Ex-Tenn. magistrate censured in Messiah name change case

Ex-Tenn. magistrate censured in Messiah name change case

March 4th, 2014 8:12 am by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

A former Tennessee magistrate who changed a baby's first name from Messiah to Martin was censured Monday.

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NC cites 5 Duke Energy plants for lacking permits

NC cites 5 Duke Energy plants for lacking permits

March 4th, 2014 8:10 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press

North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company's coal ash dumps.

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Hawkins County man accused of beating three people with metal pipe

Hawkins County man accused of beating three people with metal pipe

March 4th, 2014 6:38 am by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man who was arrested Sunday night for allegedly beating three neighbors on the head with a pipe was reportedly too combative in the Hawkins County Jail Monday morning to be arraigned.

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Russian troops tighten grip on Crimean Peninsula

Russian troops tighten grip on Crimean Peninsula

March 3rd, 2014 9:50 pm by DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press

Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets.

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Friends common source of abused prescription meds

Friends common source of abused prescription meds

March 3rd, 2014 8:06 pm by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

March 3rd, 2014 7:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Legislation that would let voters decide whether their cities or counties allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores has been sent to the governor, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

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Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

March 3rd, 2014 4:07 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport man who reportedly conspired to deal 14,000 oxycodone pills in Northeast Tennessee will serve 270 months in federal prison.

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