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Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

Lee County drug roundup targets 43 suspects

December 16th, 2014 12:29 pm by Nick Shepherd

The charges were the result of a nearly year-long investigation using informants, according to police, with most of the arrests resulting from direct hand-to-hand drug buys.

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Start on the right foot: First Day Hike at Natural Tunnel offers healthy break from TV on New Year's Day

Start on the right foot: First Day Hike at Natural Tunnel offers healthy break from TV on New Year's Day

December 16th, 2014 8:50 am by Marci Gore

"Some people like to watch football all day, but, for those who would like a break from the TV, we provide another option," said Megan Krager, Natural Tunnel's education specialist.

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Donation to help with Greeneville training tower

Donation to help with Greeneville training tower

December 16th, 2014 8:49 am by Associated Press

The Knoxville News Sentinel says the drill tower will simulate fire and rescue emergencies faced by local and regional personnel. The structure will simulate rescue scenarios in multistory residential or commercial facilities.

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 15th, 2014 6:42 pm by PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting.

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UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

UPDATE: Haslam reaches agreement to expand Medicaid in Tennessee

December 15th, 2014 11:35 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after more than a year of discussions with federal officials.

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Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?

December 15th, 2014 9:37 am by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer

Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin.

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Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

Cancer patients testing drugs on mouse 'avatars'

December 15th, 2014 9:22 am by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

They are paying a private lab to breed mice that carry bits of their own tumors so treatments can be tried first on the customized rodents. The idea is to see which drugs might work best on a specific person's specific cancer.

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Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

Tennessee police kill 16-year-old robbery suspect who shot officer

December 15th, 2014 9:20 am by Associated Press

Police say that's when the teen pulled out a pistol and shot 42-year-old Officer John Downs in the leg. Four other officers then returned fire, killing the suspect, who police have identified as Xavier McDonald.

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With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

With crime coverage, newspaper 'challenging community'

December 14th, 2014 6:14 pm by JESSE WASHINGTON, Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of the New Pittsburgh Courier, above the same caption: Under Attack By Us!

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In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

In or out? Jeb Bush keeps on mulling 2016 decision

December 14th, 2014 6:00 pm by STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Jeb Bush's big donors and allies are tantalized by his promise to decide "in short order" whether to run for president. But supporters are struggling to understand what his actions mean.

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