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DCS no longer removing children without hearing

DCS no longer removing children without hearing

November 1st, 2013 8:18 am by Associated Press

Case workers and their supervisors could previously decide on their own whether to remove a child but had to petition a court to review their actions within 72 hours. The federal court found that practice was unconstitutional.

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Severe Tenn. weather downs power line, kills child

Severe Tenn. weather downs power line, kills child

November 1st, 2013 8:15 am by Associated Press

A statement from police says 9-year-old Christopher Ellison was pronounced dead Thursday night shortly after being taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Congress governs self under 'Obamacare'

Congress governs self under 'Obamacare'

November 1st, 2013 8:12 am by LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

Think you're confused by "Obamacare." It's roiling Capitol Hill behind the scenes, too. Members of Congress are governing themselves under President Obama's signature law, which means they have great leeway in how to apply it to their own staffs.

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Video game binge leads to breakfast run, missing husband

Video game binge leads to breakfast run, missing husband

October 31st, 2013 3:18 pm by Rain Smith

After playing video games "all night" a man left his Kingsport home to get breakfast at Hardee's. He later called his wife to relay "a problem," and eventually ended up passed out in Gate City.

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Cities in red states push federal health plan

Cities in red states push federal health plan

October 31st, 2013 1:09 pm by RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

Republican governors and legislatures in about two dozen states are refusing cooperation with the roll-out of the health overhaul, but some local governments are trying to fill the gap.

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Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

Car stolen after Kingsport shopper leaves keys in ignition

October 31st, 2013 11:19 am by Rain Smith

Police are searching for a suspected car thief, saying the victim left their keys in the ignition of an unlocked, unoccupied vehicle as they shopped in a Kingsport grocery store.

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Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

Dave Clark: It is time for Kingsport to abandon the ‘Cult of Growth’

October 31st, 2013 11:10 am by Dave Clark

Growth has become our false god. Through it, we’ll be saved! Our mantra was, “When we reach 50,000 population, all will be well. Retailers will beat a path to our door. Government grant money will freely flow.” It didn’t happen.

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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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