ALERT: HAIR DRYER RECALL DUE TO FIRE, BURN AND ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD

Thursday, August 16, 2018About 235,000 Allure and Allure Pro hair dryers are being recalled due to fire, burn, and electrical shock hazards. In a recall announced Wednesday, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the hair dryer and power cord can overheat and catch on fire. There have been 193 reports of hair dryers or…

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ALERT: THYROID MEDICATION BEING RECALLED BY THE FDA

Wednesday, August 15, 2018The Federal U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced this month they’re recalling thyroid tablets due to potential problems with an ingredient. The medications are Levothyroxine and Liothyronine in doses of 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, and 120 mg. According to the FDA, the Chinese maker of one of the ingredients in the drugs was found to have deficient manufacturing practices in…

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ENDANGERED CHILD ALERT ISSUED FOR 12-YEAR-OLD SMITHVILLE GIRL, MOTHER WANTED BY LAW

Wednesday, August 15, 2018  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an endangered child alert for a 12-year-old missing from the Smithville area. TBI reported that Briella Bowling may be with her non-custodial mother, Wendy Hancock. Bowling was described as being 4’03” with blonde hair and blue eyes. TBI said she weighed 115 pounds. Officials said…

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COOKEVILLE MAN KILLED WHEN PRESSURIZED CAP BLEW OFF AT PLANT

Wednesday, August 15, 2018A 65-year-old man was killed in an industrial accident at a Putnam County plant Wednesday. It happened at M&E Industries Inc. after police said a cap came loose from a “highly pressurized” tank, hitting Dewey Mayberry in the chest. Mayberry was taken to Cookeville Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead…

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