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Prevention is key when it comes to the undetectable threat of carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide detectors work a lot like smoke detectors and alert at the presence of the potentially lethal gas. We are at a higher risk for exposure during the cold winter months when heaters are in full use. Carbon monoxide is released in the air anytime fossil fuel is burned.
First responders are urging every home, office, business, and school be equipped with the life-saving device that can detect the odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas.
Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are similar to flu-like symptoms and depending on exposure range from headache, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness to disorientation, unconsciousness, and even death.
In addition to installing a carbon monoxide detector, there are other things you can do to reduce your risk of exposure.
-Request an annual heating inspection
-Don't use generators inside
-Make sure stove/fireplace is vented
-Schedule annual car service maintenance checks
Friday, January 18 2013, 09:41 AM CST
Houston brother will be his own attorney in court
June 18, 2013 13:02 GMT
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Roane County man will face federal gun violation charges next month without an attorney.
The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/17VlXpM ) reported Rocky Joe Houston will represent himself on a charge of possession of a gun by a felon.
The charge came after Houston earlier represented himself in state court on charges stemming from a police chase. He was convicted of evading arrest and reckless endangerment.
Houston and his brother, Leon Houston, were tried, but not convicted, in the 2006 shooting deaths of a Roane County deputy and his ride-along companion.
In federal court, Rocky Joe Houston is claiming the officer who charged him with the felony had no legal authority.
Information from: Knoxville News Sentinel, http://www.knoxnews.com
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