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    Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

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    Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town. More>>

    Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

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    Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

    First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

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    Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of... More>>

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

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    Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where... More>>

    NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

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    With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already... More>>

    Handgun permits issued to women in Tennessee skyrockets in recent years Video included

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    Over the past five years, the number of handgun permits issued in the state of Tennessee has tripled. The number of women applying for handgun permits has increased substantially, more than quadrupling between 2008 and 2013.  More>>

    Cockfighting support may be to blame for animal fighting spectator bill's failure

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    A bill aimed at increasing the penalties for animal fighting spectators in Tennessee failed once again this legislative session. But the suspected reason why, may surprise some folks. 
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    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

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    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>

    Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

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    An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More>>

    TONIGHT AT 6: Alexa Linboom - The whole story

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    Her death made headlines around the world, the five year old whose parents allegedly forced her to drink a deadly amount of grape soda.  More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Warm Afternoon

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    Warm Afternoon

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    Haslam: Prayer to help guide execution decisions

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution. More>>

    People choosing to live 'la vida locavore'

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    Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>

    Kingsport jailer allegedly finds loaded revolver in inmate’s body Video included

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    The Kingsport Police Department says a woman who was booked into the city jail Monday afternoon concealed a weapon in her vagina. More>>

    FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

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    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>

    SCSO, agencies find "one-pot" meth sites along Big Creek Road in Cherokee National Forest Video included

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    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics detectives reportedly located several methamphetamine dumpsites along Big Creek Road in the Cherokee National Forest on Wednesday. More>>

    Child calls Memphis 911 after finding parents shot

    Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot. More>>

    Wipes in pipes blamed for clogging sewer system Video included

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    WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where no cameras have ever gone before: Memphis' sewer system. More>>

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

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    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>

    Batteries in thousands of baby video monitors recalled

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    Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.  More>>

    4 arrested on bath salt charges in Greene County; held without bond Video included

    Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
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    Owner said she didn't want apartment managers to hear it barking

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

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    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ... More>>

    A $1,000 MBA? MOOCs making education more accessible to learners

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    A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
     
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    Woman arrested for concealing a loaded gun while being booked into prison Video included

    The arrest that gives a whole new meaning to concealing weapon -- is the focus of our crime watch. Officers arrested 19-year-old Dallas Archer on a charge of driving on a suspended license. A police report says a search at the king sport jail turned up a loaded north american arms 22-caliber mini revolver inside the woman. investigators say the weapon had been stolen last year. Archer is now charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of a firearm More>>

    Deal signs bill expanding gun rights in Georgia

    Updated: Apr 24, 2014 07:17 AM

    Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. More>>

    Morristown PD enforcing crosswalk laws starting Thursday

    Starting Thursday, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks.After receiving complaints that motorists are not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park, the Morristown Police Department is asking all drivers to be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.The municipal fine for drivers disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    Two new early voting locations open

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    Two new early voting poll locations are opening up Thursday.The Kingsport Civic Auditorium on Fort Henry Drive will open its doors to voters starting at 9:00am Thursday morning. Also, the National Guard Armory off Bluff City Highway in Bristol, Tennessee will open this morning at 9:00am as well.Residents can vote at either of these locations until May 1st.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    Calhoun's Restaurant gives a free meal to all the "Donnies" out there

    Calhoun's has long been a popular place when it comes to feeding UT Athletics and their fans.So it's likely no surprise that they would welcome the new coach, and those who share his namesake, to their restaurant this week with a special deal. More>>

    MH370: Object found on coast not related to lost plane

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    The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>

    Who spent the most on their campaign? Video included

    A week remains for early voting in the May primary and candidates are spending a lot of cash in hopes of winning your vote. From road signs to media ads, it's easy to see some people are willing to dig deep to win elections, even when it's only in a county primary. Early voting kicked off last week and continues through May 1st. The primary is May 6th. And that's just the start. The general election is in August.We crunched the numbers in two counties and found out who's collecting and spendi... More>>

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

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    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>

    Attorney for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus want Joan Rivers to apologize

    Joan Rivers joked about the captivity of Amanda Berry, the young Ohio woman with Tri-Cities family ties who was held against her will for a decade.
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    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Packers

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    Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>

    Funds approved to begin Sabine Hill restoration in Elizabethton

    Sabine Hill was built in 1815 by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family.   Today, the rundown white frame house sits at the end of West G.Street near a busy state highway. Sabine Hill was built in 1815 by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family. Today, the rundown white frame house sits at the end of West G.Street near a busy state highway.

    The Tennessee State Building Commission has approved a request for more money to restore the historic Sabine Hill property in Elizabethton. More>>

    Material on Australian shore not from Malaysia jet

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    Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>

    Boy says he sang gospel song, abductor freed him

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    A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. More>>

    Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

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    Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. More>>

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust Video included

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    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. More>>

    3-year-old in state custody, no charges filed after "one-pot" meth labs found Video included

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    Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>

    Johnson City man arrested for auto burglary, credit card fraud

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    A Johnson City man was charged Wednesday following an investigation into an auto burglary at a business on April 9. More>>

    Music lineup, celebration announced for 15th annual Blue Plum Festival

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    Organizers of the Blue Plum Festival announced the event’s musical lineup, as well as a celebration to honor its 15th anniversary. More>>

    BVU gave out $35,000 in gift cards to employees, failed to meet federal tax code Video included

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    Bristol Virginia Utilities is yet again in damage control after investigators raised concerns about roughly $35,000 worth of gift cards the public utility bought and gave out to employees in 2012 and 2013 that were not taxed properly. More>>

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

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    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. More>>

    Wellmont launches campaign for new NICU Video included

    Dr. P.J. Powers, a neonatologist at Holston Valley Medical Center, visits a family that has had two children in the neonatal intensive care unit. Standing left to right are Dr. Powers and parents Rebecca Spivey (holding Miller Spivey) and Matthew Spivey. Dr. P.J. Powers, a neonatologist at Holston Valley Medical Center, visits a family that has had two children in the neonatal intensive care unit. Standing left to right are Dr. Powers and parents Rebecca Spivey (holding Miller Spivey) and Matthew Spivey.
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    Wellmont Health System launched a new campaign to expand a local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. More>>

    EPD arrests man for alleged burglary, vandalism of Union Prescription

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    Elizabethton Police Department officers arrest a man of burglary and vandalism charges following a report of a break-in at a local pharmacy on Sunday. More>>

    Another delay for Northeast State Johnson City campus Video included

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    More than three years after first announcing its desires to open a satellite campus in Downtown Johnson City, officials with Northeast State Community College say it likely won't be able to open its doors until at least another eight months. More>>

    'Call of Duty' player becomes victim of 'swatting'

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    A New York teenager becomes the victim of 'swatting' after the loser of a video game calls authorities.
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    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>

    Virginia Intermont solicits donations to pay insurance, employees, other expenses Video included

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    Virginia Intermont College has set up a “Be the Miracle” page soliciting donations to make its April payroll and employee insurance payments, as well as raise funds to pay other expenses for the college.? More>>

    Attorneys: Joan Rivers owes "sincere apology" to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus

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    The attorneys for Amanda Berry and Gina DeJeus are speaking out after comedienne Joan Rivers made an inappropriate joke during a visit on the Today Show Tuesday.
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    Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

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    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. More>>

    Your Week in Music: Beyonce teams up with Boots in 'dreamy' new song

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    Beyonce's new surprise guest appearance, the Austin City Limits lineup and a '90s flashback in Your Week in Music.
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    Area businesses stepping up to try and help people with disabilities who lost VA jobs Video included

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    Since our story aired Friday, the Dawn of Hope says two area businesses have reached out to the non-profit in hopes of getting these people back to work. More>>

    MSHA announces partnerships to expand Quillen rehab, build new assisted living and nursing facility Video included

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    Mountain State Health Alliance announced two partnerships Wednesday morning, which included an agreement with HealthSouth Corporation that would expand services at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. More>>

    JCPD charge Erwin man for alleged burglary of two city homes, evading arrest Video included

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following reports of two residential burglaries in the city. More>>

    Women used dead people's info on tax returns

    Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people. More>>

    2 children found in South Knoxville apartment during meth bust Video included

    Two children were taken from a South Knoxville apartment Tuesday night after a meth making operation was discovered inside. More>>

    Afton man charged after 465 Xanax pills, marijuana, syringe found during WCSO traffic stop Video included

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    An Afton man faces drug charges after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a large quantity of Xanax pills, as well as a syringe and marijuana, in his possession during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. More>>

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    Cloth diaper event promotes environmental awareness and community Video included

    On this earth day...Here's something to consider: Estimations by the real diaper association show 27 point 4 billion disposable diapers are used every year in the united states.More than 92 percent of those end up in landfills.How long does it take those diapers to decompose: well, no one knows for sure...but it's estimated to take 2 hundred 50 to 500 years...A special event will soon take place to encourage people to "make the change" to cloth diapers. More>>

    Florida woman denied flight in NC with oxygen tank

    A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork. More>>

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    Fire warning remains high in Virginia Video included

    The Virginia Department of Forestry is issuing a fire watch for the entire state today. Officials advise today's weather of low humidity, high winds, and low fuel moistures increase the risk of wildfires across Virginia. Increased fire danger may upgrade the watch to a red flag warning... that's issued when conditions are at it's highest for wildland fires to start easily and spread fast. Virginia's 4 p-m burn law is in effect until April 30th. More>>

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    • Haslam: Prayer to help guide execution decisions

      Haslam: Prayer to help guide execution decisions

      Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution.
      Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution.
    • Child calls Memphis 911 after finding parents shot

      Child calls Memphis 911 after finding parents shot

      Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot.
      Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot.
    • Wipes in pipes blamed for clogging sewer system

      Wipes in pipes blamed for clogging sewer system

      Thursday, April 24 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:24:14 GMT
      (WMC) – WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where cameras have never gone before - into the Memphis sewer system. The reason why? Flushable toilet wipes are wreaking havoc
      WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where no cameras have ever gone before: Memphis' sewer system.
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    • Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

      Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:38 GMT
      Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
      Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town.
    • Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

      Ukraine launches operation against insurgents

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:41 GMT
      Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
      Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
    • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

      First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

      Thursday, April 24 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:05:02 GMT
      Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees has taken a somber turn.
      Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of...
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    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
      Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    • Afton man charged after 465 Xanax pills, marijuana, syringe found during WCSO traffic stop

      Afton man charged after 465 Xanax pills, marijuana, syringe found during WCSO traffic stop

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:40:57 GMT
      Lincoln YoungLincoln Young
      An Afton man faces drug charges after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a large quantity of Xanax pills, as well as a syringe and marijuana, in his possession during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
      An Afton man faces drug charges after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a large quantity of Xanax pills, as well as a syringe and marijuana, in his possession during a traffic stop Tuesday evening.
    • Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

      Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:25:46 GMT
      Sharon DaleSharon Dale
      The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
      The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary.
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    • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:57 GMT
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
      A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
    • Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

      Extra crispy: French fry truck burns in Maine

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:13 GMT
      Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.
      Bring on the ketchup: A tractor-trailer carrying 40,000 pounds of french fries caught fire in a Wal-Mart parking lot in the Maine city of Waterville.
    • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:54:57 GMT
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
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