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Government Calls For Stronger Mine Seals

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Methane gas explosions could generate nearly 13 times more destructive force than the current federal standard for seals in underground coal mines, government scientists said Friday.

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MSHA Releases New Safety Requirements

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Coal operators finally get guidance on how to comply with mine safety legislation passed last year in the miner act.

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Letcher County Sheriff's Department Facing Funding Problems

Updated: 02/09/2007 - Beginning at midnight Friday night, dispatchers from the Hazard State Police post will be taking the calls for the Letcher County Sheriff's Department until eight in the morning and while sheriff's deputies will still be out on duty, officials say it will impact the state police.

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Pikeville Business Goes Up In Flames

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Thacker's Transmission employees say they smelled smoke and then all the sudden flames were shooting through the roof.

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Student Brings Pocket Knife To School

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Hazard Police say they were called to Roy G. Eversole Middle School after school officials heard a student had a knife.

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Hundreds Paying Final Respects To Hazard Businessman

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Hundreds of people are paying their final respects to a well known Hazard businessman and civic leader. The visitation service for Doctor Vernon Cooper began Friday night.

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Bill Filed To Outlaw Alcohol Vaporizing Device

Posted: 02/09/2007 - AWOL works by converting hard liquor to vapor mist, creating a substance that goes straight to a person's blood stream and then brain instead of going through a person's digestive system first.

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Top Lawmakers Say Spending Will Be Selective This Session

Posted: 02/09/2007 - House and Senate leaders said Friday that lawmakers will likely be selective in spending a $401 million budget surplus that spurred Gov. Ernie Fletcher to propose a broad range of initiatives.

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Pulaski Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Crack Cocaine

Posted: 02/09/2007 - Kyle Miller, 26, of Somerset pled guilty to five counts of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance in Pulaksi Circuit Court on Thursday, February 8, according to Pulaski County Commonwealth¹s Attorney Eddy F. Montgomery.

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Inmate Is Found Guilty

Posted: 02/08/2007 - A former inmate at the Big Sandy Federal Prison in Martin County has been found guilty of assaulting an inmate and a correction officer.

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Coal Mines Must Provide 4 Days Of Air

Posted: 02/08/2007 - Underground coal mines must provide up to four days of breathable air to keep miners alive in emergencies such as an explosion or a tunnel collapse, federal regulators announced Thursday.

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Anna Nicole Smith Dies After Collapsing At Florida Hotel

Posted: 02/08/2007 - Anna Nicole Smith, the pneumatic blonde whose life played out as an extraordinary tabloid tale - jeans model, Playboy centerfold, widow of an octogenarian oil tycoon, reality-show subject, tragic mother - died Thursday after collapsing at a hotel. She was 39.

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Booster Seat Bill Clears House Committee

Posted: 02/08/2007 - A long-discussed proposal to require people to strap young children into booster seats when riding in vehicles cleared a House panel Thursday.

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Former Mayor Remains In Custody Of U.S. Marshalls

Posted: 02/08/2007 - In a federal detention hearing Wednesday, Judge Wier ordered White to remain in federal custody until he makes a decision on whether to release him until the trial date.

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