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Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

Anti-addiction groups call for new FDA chief

September 24th, 2014 7:00 pm by MATTHEW PERRONE, AP Health Writer

Anti-addiction activists are calling for the Food and Drug Administration's top official to step down, saying the agency's policies have contributed to a national epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.

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BMA tables proposed fireworks ban in Mount Carmel for further study

BMA tables proposed fireworks ban in Mount Carmel for further study

September 24th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Mayor Larry Frost noted that the police department received numerous fireworks complaints this past Fourth of July, and he personally received several complaints.

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Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

September 24th, 2014 4:30 pm by JULIE PACE and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Speaking to the annual gathering of the United Nations General Assembly, Obama said the U.S. would be a "respectful and constructive partner" in confronting the militants through force.

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Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

Stewart will not face charges in deadly crash

September 24th, 2014 3:04 pm by JENNA FRYER and CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.

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City facilities steering committee told 'to be brutally honest'

City facilities steering committee told 'to be brutally honest'

September 24th, 2014 1:43 pm by Rick Wagner

A consultant firm has been hired for about $270,000 by Sullivan County and about $190,000 by Kingsport to do separate, parallel and possibly intertwined facilities studies that are to lead to strategic plans for each school system.

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Attorney says highway workers have settled lawsuit with Sullivan County

Attorney says highway workers have settled lawsuit with Sullivan County

September 24th, 2014 12:15 pm by J. H. Osborne

The lawsuit alleges no discussion occurred concerning their termination until they provided statements to the TBI concerning former Interim Highway Commissioner Terry Shaffer's "misconduct in office."

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Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

September 24th, 2014 8:37 am by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press

Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

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Fleming: Kingsport focusing on fundamentals 'for a season'

Fleming: Kingsport focusing on fundamentals 'for a season'

September 24th, 2014 8:27 am by Matthew Lane

This year, the city changed its focus from big projects to the fundamentals, with 64 percent of the CIP going toward street improvements, safety and park enhancements.

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Woman was on phone with 911 when ex allegedly kicked her door in

Woman was on phone with 911 when ex allegedly kicked her door in

September 23rd, 2014 9:20 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman called 911 Sunday afternoon when she heard her ex-boyfriend approaching her residence riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Crack-smoking Greeneville doctor sentenced to 24 months

Crack-smoking Greeneville doctor sentenced to 24 months

September 23rd, 2014 9:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Furthermore, Locklear admitted to going back to the office at night to run the Suboxone clinic and seeing patients "with a buzz." In the plea agreement, Locklear said he gave/distributed crack cocaine on occasions to others at no charge.

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