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Seven People Hurt When Tornado Hits Claiborne County

Updated: 04/27/2007 - New Tazewell, Claiborne County (WVLT) - At least seven people are injured and several homes destroyed or damaged after strong storms blew through Claiborne County last night.

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Mountaintop Removal Hot Topic At Conference

Updated: 04/27/2007 - It's the rugged mountains, the geography of Eastern Kentucky, that many people say draws them to live in this region. Imagine the irony then that it's those same rugged mountains, those valleys, which limits the region's economic development.

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Escaped Inmate Back Behind Bars

Posted: 04/27/2007 - Sean Southerland was caught just after midnight thanks to a new canine unit at the minimum security prison. Prison bloodhounds located the escapee three miles from the prison.

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Three Middle Schoolers Arrested For Arson

Updated: 04/27/2007 - A classroom was heavily damaged by fire at Rockcastle County Middle School Friday morning and now three students are under arrest.

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Environmental Groups Sue To Stop Logging In Daniel Boone

Posted: 04/27/2007 - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A pair of environmental groups claim the U.S. Forest Service is violating its own rules and federal law with a plan to cut trees on more than 12,000 acres of the Daniel Boone National Forest in eastern Kentucky.

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Police Investigating Alleged School Shooting Plan

Updated: 04/27/2007 - The principal says a custodian found the alleged plan in the building Thursday night. Investigators say it was titled the Martin County Militia and was a detailed plan modeled after a video game.

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Debate In Treasurer's Race Gets Testy

Updated: 04/27/2007 - Democratic candidates for state treasurer exchanged verbal swings over Kentucky's prepaid tuition program and the state's pension plan for public employees during a testy debate Thursday night.

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Senate Passes Iraq Pending Bill

Posted: 04/26/2007 - The Senate passed a spending bill Thursday that includes a timetable for withdrawal from the war torn country. If signed, U.S. troops would begin pulling out by October 1st.

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Police Looking For Escapee

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Police are looking for a man who escaped from the Bell County Forestry Camp around 8:30 tonight.

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City Leaders Question New Wellness Center

Updated: 04/26/2007 - The planners of a proposed multi-million dollar wellness center in Eastern Kentucky say it would give people throughout an entire region a place to get healthy. But leaders in Barbourville say they're not sure they can afford to put more money into the project.

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School System Preparing For The Worst

Posted: 04/26/2007 - They're described as nightmare scenarios, but school officials and police in Pulaski County say the Virginia Tech shootings has them planning for the worst.

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