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New woes hit Colorado: contaminated floodwaters, oil spill

New woes hit Colorado: contaminated floodwaters, oil spill

September 19th, 2013 2:21 pm by By Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

State officials have reported a 5,250-gallon oil spill from a flood-damaged tank overtaken by the South Platte River in Weld County, a deluged area northeast of Denver.

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Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

Ransom demanded for stolen Piney Flats dog

September 19th, 2013 1:55 pm by Rain Smith

A Piney Flats woman said her dog went missing a few days ago, with a man who stole it demanding money for its safe return.

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Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

Church Hill DUI suspect blames Sunday arrest on 'Friday'

September 19th, 2013 1:32 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs Sunday night admitted that he was a little “twisted” and blamed his behavior on the fact that it was “Friday.”

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Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

Pope warns church must find new balance or fail

September 19th, 2013 12:25 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD and RACHEL ZOLL, Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has warned that the Catholic Church's moral structure might "fall like a house of cards" if it doesn't balance its divisive rules about abortion, gays and contraception.

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Photo gallery: 'Active shooter drill' staged in Blountville

Photo gallery: 'Active shooter drill' staged in Blountville

September 19th, 2013 11:18 am by David Grace

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office staged an "active shooter drill" in Blountville at the Health Department Thursday.

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Number of missing in Colorado floods drops

Number of missing in Colorado floods drops

September 19th, 2013 9:47 am by MATT VOLZ and P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The number of people unaccounted for from Colorado's devastating flooding has fallen dramatically as rescuers reach stranded victims.

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No accident: Crash guru Dale Farmer set to retire from KPD

No accident: Crash guru Dale Farmer set to retire from KPD

September 19th, 2013 9:37 am by Rain Smith

If you’ve driven past a crash inside the Kingsport city limits, you’ve likely spotted him snapping photos, taking statements or measuring skid marks.

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House to vote on stopgap funding bill, 'Obamacare'

House to vote on stopgap funding bill, 'Obamacare'

September 19th, 2013 8:06 am by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

The GOP-controlled House is cruising toward a vote to gut President Barack Obama's health care plan as part of a temporary funding bill to prevent a partial government shutdown on Oct. 1.

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Military base shootings shake sense of security

Military base shootings shake sense of security

September 18th, 2013 9:57 pm by Associated Press

“It is earth-shattering. When military bases are no longer safe, where is safe if that even doesn’t exist anymore?” said Col. Kathy Platoni, a reservist who keeps a gun under her desk after witnessing the shooting at Fort Hood in Texas in 2009.

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Google funds new company to tackle aging

Google funds new company to tackle aging

September 18th, 2013 5:34 pm by Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is looking for the Fountain of Youth in its latest expansion beyond Internet search. The ambitious quest to reverse the aging process and extend human life will be pursued by a new company called Calico.

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