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Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

Origins of Halloween: Scholars say holiday has Christian, Celtic roots

October 31st, 2013 8:36 am by Rick Wagner

Halloween’s contested origins run deep in early Christianity and/or pre-Christian Gaelic traditions. And true to its name, it has everything to do with the dearly — or not so dearly — departed.

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Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators

Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators

October 31st, 2013 8:14 am by By Peter J. Sampson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (MCT)

A new smartphone application, the first of its kind in federal law enforcement, allows users to receive alerts about wanted predators and to submit tips about their whereabouts.

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Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

Former UT Foundation official pleads guilty to child porn charges

October 31st, 2013 8:10 am by Associated Press

Bruce O. Downsbrough's Knoxville home was searched in November, and his personal computer was seized.

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Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

Search for dark matter comes up empty so far

October 30th, 2013 5:38 pm by Associated Press

LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has come up empty-handed in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.

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KPD: Woman runs boyfriend over for McDonald's

KPD: Woman runs boyfriend over for McDonald's

October 30th, 2013 2:45 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman's food cravings allegedly ran amok Wednesday morning, as her boyfriend's refusal to visit McDonald's spurred her to run him over with a pickup truck — striking him three times.

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More study urged on concussions in young athletes

More study urged on concussions in young athletes

October 30th, 2013 12:37 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

It's not just football. A new report says too little is known about concussion risks for young athletes, and it's not clear whether better headgear is an answer.

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Thousands of Tenn. DUI results in question after firing

Thousands of Tenn. DUI results in question after firing

October 30th, 2013 12:18 pm by Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — DUI results from across Tennessee may be in jeopardy after the firing a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation employee for mishandling evidence.

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Second Harvest launches 'Project Thanksgiving' food drive

Second Harvest launches 'Project Thanksgiving' food drive

October 30th, 2013 11:45 am by Nick Shepherd

According to Second Harvest Food Bank, there are 101,253 people in Northeast Tennessee living in poverty and as many as one out of four children are food insecure.

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Man arrested during robbery at Kingsport pharmacy

Man arrested during robbery at Kingsport pharmacy

October 30th, 2013 9:21 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have arrested a man who allegedly walked into a city pharmacy Tuesday night with a loaded gun, requested a pen and paper from an employee, and scribbled a note demanding drugs.

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Social Security set to announce benefit increase

Social Security set to announce benefit increase

October 30th, 2013 8:07 am by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press

Nearly 58 million Social Security recipients are finding out how much their monthly payments will go up next year. The cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, is based on a government measure of inflation that is being released Wednesday.

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