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Missouri teen shot six times
Autopsy details Michael Brown's wounds

FERGUSON, Mo. — An unarmed 18-year-old whose fatal shooting by police has sparked a week of protests in suburban St. Louis suffered a bullet wound to his right arm that may indicate his hands were up or his back was turned, a pathologist hired by his family said Monday.

But the pathologist said the team that examined Michael Brown can’t be sure yet exactly how the wounds were inflicted, citing the need for more information.

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Back in the game
Blair turns to coaching after recovering from accident

By HARRISON HAMLET - Bulletin Staff Writer

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The phrase “bad bounce” took on an entirely new meaning for umpire Jay Blair just more than a decade ago.

A pitch, thrown during a Colt League (15-16-year-olds) baseball game on June 29, 2004, took an unusual hop off home plate and struck Blair in the carotid artery. The carotid artery carries blood to the brain from the heart and is comparable to the jugular vein in size and location in the neck, according to

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Interior demolition set for Henry Hotel
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Interior demolition will be the first phase of the revitalization of the former Henry Hotel, according to Martinsville Assistant City Manager Wayne Knox.

People passing by the building should be able to see signs of the work, which is expected to start during the first week of September, Knox said.

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Time bank encourages helping others
By BEN R. WILLIAMS - Bulletin Staff Writer

A new area program can offer assistance to those who need a little help and are willing to offer a little help in return.

Brooks Jones, mobility manager at Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA), recently created a “time bank” for the Henry County-Martinsville area through the website It is available at

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