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Brown arrested on burglary charges

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A Middlesboro woman was arrested on Monday after allegedly breaking into a home.Ashley Brown, 24, was arrested by Bell County Deputy Mike Cooper and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.According to the warrant, Brown unlawfully entered the home of Tommy Spade and took a book of checks from Puckett Creek Coal Company. She then forged a check in the amount of $375 made payable to Rocky Howerton. She passed the check at Bill’s Market.Brown was also served a bench warrant. She was lodged at the Bell County Detention Center.Other arrests made recently include:

 

Daily Bible Thought

Feeding your faith helps starve your fears.There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. — 1 John 4:18

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Today in History — July 11

By the Associated PressToday is Friday, July 11, the 192nd day of 2014. There are 173 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his Major League baseball debut, pitching the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over Cleveland.On this date:In 1767, John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts....

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Branson looks back on playing days

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — If you’re a Cincinnati Reds fan, you certainly will remember Jeff Branson, an infielder who spent most of his nine-year major league seasons in the Queen City.Before a recent Tampa Bay Rays-Pittsburgh Pirates matchup at Tropicana Field, Branson took a brief timeout with this columnist and discussed his baseball career.Now the hitting coach for the Pirates, the 47-year-old Branson had several memorable moments of his career while playing...

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Blood drive planned at Kroger’s

Summer months are difficult for several businesses and the same is true for the community’s blood provider Medic Regional Blood Center.According to Medic officials, the organization struggles to reach the daily quota of donors necessary to adequately supply local hospitals.“Families are busier than usual with kids out of school and planning vacations; however, there’s more activities in our area which, unfortunately, can lead to accidents where blood is...

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Scarlett’s struggles

While most children her age are enjoying the summer by taking vacations with their families, spending time at the park and library or just hanging out around the house, Scarlett Burciaga has spent her summer break having surgery — again. And unfortunately, this surgery won’t be her last.At a mere age 8, Burciaga has been through more surgeries than most adults — including 13 surgeries the first year of her life. Her first set of surgeries took p...

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Middlesboro celebrates Independence Day

Photo by Ray Welch|Daily NewsThe city of Middlesboro held a celebration at the Middlesboro Community Center on July 4 to celebrate Independence Day. Free food was given to those in attendance.A young man enjoys a piece of watermelon during the Fourth of July celebration.

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Bass indicted for abusing children with a spoon

A Pineville woman has been indicted for abusing two children with a spoon.Rebecca Ann Bass, 25, of Pineville, was indicted on two counts of first-degree criminal abuse.According to the indictment, Bass struck two children under the age of 12 in multiple areas of the body using a spoon, which caused bruising. She was originally arrested on the charges in May by Pineville Police Det. Kevin Goodin.Others recently indicted and charges include:• Ma...

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Mesmerized by the hummingbird

The hummingbird needs no introduction, since everyone at one time or other has been mesmerized by its bright color, tiny size and amazing aerial abilities.There are several hundred species of hummingbirds in the world, but the only one found in the eastern United States is the Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris). It is around 3 inches long and weighs only one half ounce (hummingbirds are the smallest birds in the world). Both sexes have metallic green feathers and a lo...

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Are we doomed to polarization?

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both ideologically and politically. This is, as the Pew Research Center put it recently, “a defining feature of politics today.” In the public’s eye, Washington gets most of the blame for this.

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Obama’s petulant ‘sue me’ challenge

President Obama’s “so sue me” statement earlier last week announcing that he is going to continue ignoring Congress and the U.S. Constitution in his ongoing pursuit of fundamental transformation of the nation is not surprising from a man who is bereft of the political skills necessary to craft legislation. Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich had those skills and it resulted in balanced budgets and welfare reform. Even the left-maligned George W. Bush demonstrated this skill as he...

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On marriage equality

In another triumph for marriage equality, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II has struck down Kentucky’s ban on same-sex marriage.His ruling Tuesday follows a similar ruling June 25 by a U.S. district judge in Indiana striking down that state’s ban. It continues an unbroken string of such rulings in federal court in which judges have struck down state rules prohibiting gay marriage, The Courier-Journal’s Andrew Wolfson reported Wednesday.In his opini...

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KSP prepping for marijuana sweeps

OWENSBORO (AP) — Kentucky State Police are preparing for helicopter flights this summer to check rural areas of the state for marijuana plants.The Messenger-Inquirer reports every state police post plans to participate in the sweeps. Officials say while helicopter searches will be performed in every county, the time spent in each one depends on how much of the illegal drug is found in an initial flyover.Trooper Corey King, public information officer...

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

LEXINGTON (AP) — Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.The Virginia school where the top Confederate general had served as president after the Civil War disclosed plans Tuesday to move the flags. It also said it would continue to study the university’s historical involvement with s...

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Noetown in the 1940s, 1950s

Everyone is from somewhere, some city or town.Except for us, and we are from this place called Noetown.The Cumberland Mountains are rugged and steep.From the Lush valleys, to the highest peak.But no more beautiful place, can there be found.And the best one of all is this place called Noetown.The place where I grew up as a kid,And I recall some of the things that we did.During those years, there were a lot ...

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Daily Bible Thought

Christ was lifted up that He might lift us up.I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. — Psalm 121:1-2

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Today in History — July 10

By the Associated PressToday is Thursday, July 10, the 191st day of 2014. There are 174 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On July 10, 1999, the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.On this date:In 1509, theologian John Calvin, a key f...

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Pitino: No retirement plans looming

LOUISVILLE (AP) — Rick Pitino’s game plan doesn’t include retirement any time soon.The 61-year-old Louisville men’s basketball coach said Wednesday when asked how long he plans to continue coaching “for a long time” thanks to the enthusiasm provided by recent Cardinals recruiting classes.Pitino said during a news conference discussing a roster that’s preparing to enter the tough Atlantic Coast Conference that his ...

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