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Charity donations increase right before 2013

Updated: 12/31/2012 - One of the perks of donating items to a local charity is being able to write it off on your taxes, and people were rushing to get their donations in before the January 31st deadline.

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Man charged with murder claims self-defense

Updated: 01/01/2013 - State Police in Knox County have charged Jesse Jaynes and his wife, Angela, in the shooting death of James Cox. Monday, Jesse Jaynes talked WYMT's Angela Sparkman from jail and said he had no choice but to fire his gun.

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Arcade robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 12/31/2012 - An early morning shift at the Starlight Arcade just outside Inez led to a scary few minutes for four employees.

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Defense in Ohio school shootings challenges law

Posted: 12/31/2012 - The defense says confidentiality is necessary because it covers evidence to be presented at Lane's trial scheduled Jan. 14. The defense says confidentiality would avoid additional pretrial publicity.

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Minimum wage gap grows wider between states

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour. Washington was first to adopt automatic adjustments in 1998 to compensate for inflation. Nine of the 10 states adjusting wages this week did so automatically.

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AP Sources: 'Fiscal cliff' deal emerging

Posted: 12/31/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The contours of a deal to avert the 'fiscal cliff' are emerging that would raise tax rates on couples making over $450,000 a year, raise the estate tax rate and extend unemployment benefits for one year.

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Md. same-sex couples prepare for Jan. 1 marriages

Posted: 12/31/2012 - ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's law allowing same-sex marriage takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, and gay couples across the state are preparing for New Year's Day weddings.

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Reid says 2 sides still apart on 'fiscal cliff'

Posted: 12/31/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the two sides are still apart as they race against a midnight deadline for resolving their differences over the "fiscal cliff."

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Kentucky highway death toll up slightly from 2011

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Preliminary statistics show 735 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, according to the state police count. That number is up from 714 during the same period in 2011.

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Two arrested for Knox County murder

Updated: 12/31/2012 - State Police tell us two people have been charged with murder after a shooting last week in Knox County.

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Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

Posted: 12/31/2012 - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.

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Boy killed in fire laid to rest

Posted: 12/31/2012 - A young Kentucky boy was laid to rest after he was killed in a fire more than a week ago.

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