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White House meeting a last stab at a fiscal deal

Posted: 12/28/2012 - A Friday afternoon meeting among congressional leaders and the president stands as a make-or-break moment for negotiations to avoid across-the-board first-of-the-year tax increases and deep spending cuts.

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Experts: Trained police needed for school security

Posted: 12/28/2012 - While the National Rifle Association envisions armed volunteers in every school, school safety experts say there's a difference between a trained officer and a guard with a gun.

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Report: One in four Kentucky kids lives in poverty

Updated: 12/28/2012 - A new report shows one quarter of Kentucky children lives in poverty. Wolfe County has the worst child poverty rate in the state at 57.9 percent. Elliot County is second at 50.6 percent.

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Whitley County receives grant for dump cleanup

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Litterbugs wanting to get rid of unwanted garbage have often turned to illegal dump sites, and Whitley County is no exception. But thanks to a state grant, some dumps there should soon be a thing of the past.

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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Updated: 12/27/2012 - A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

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Obama is back; no word of any plan to avoid the 'cliff'

Posted: 12/27/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Aides to President Barack Obama are disputing reports that he is sending lawmakers a scaled-down plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." And they're giving no indication whether he will invite congressional leaders to a White House meeting later today or tomorrow.

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Treatment centers lack funding to help drug addiction

Updated: 12/27/2012 - Officials say prescription drug abuse is leading the drug epidemic. They say treating the addiction is key, but limited funding for treating substance abuse is making that difficult.

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Google extends free calling through Gmail

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Google said in a blog post Monday that it was extending free domestic calling through 2013. It also touted its cheap rates for international calls, which start as low as two cents.

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President Obama is back; no word of any plan to avoid the fiscal cliff

Posted: 12/27/2012 - Aides to President Barack Obama are disputing reports that he is sending lawmakers a scaled-down plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." And they're giving no indication whether he will invite congressional leaders to a White House meeting later today or tomorrow.

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LIHEAP preparing for crisis program applications

Updated: 12/27/2012 - LIHEAP has finished up the first phase of their heating assistance program where anyone can apply and they are now preparing for the next phase. The first phase of the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP served more than 8500 house holds. The next phase, the crisis program, is a little bit different.

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