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Crime Regional & National
Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

Deputies: Hawkins teen admits to burning trooper's barns

March 4th, 2015 9:03 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County teen accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires last month that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage allegedly returned to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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News Regional & National Business & Technology
Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:08 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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News Regional & National Education
Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

Tuition equality bill advances in Senate

March 4th, 2015 8:02 pm by Associated Press

Legislation that would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition is advancing in the Senate.

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News Regional & National Education
Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

Students challenge Tennessee over voter identification law

March 4th, 2015 7:54 pm by Associated Press

A group of Tennessee college students wants a federal court to require the state to accept their school identification cards as valid voter identification.

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News Crime Regional & National
'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

'It WAS him': Defense admits Tsarnaev bombed Boston Marathon

March 4th, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

The question, for all practical purposes, is no longer whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took part in the Boston Marathon bombing. It's whether he deserves to die for it.

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News Crime Regional & National
Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

Ex-East Tennessee official accused of stealing $220K from solid waste fund

March 4th, 2015 5:17 pm by Staff Report

Morristown's former solid waste director has been indicted on charges that he misappropriated more than $220,000 in government funds over a four-year period.

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Crime Off the Wall News
'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

'Burning for Jesus': Woman jailed for antics at Rogersville eternal flame

March 4th, 2015 5:08 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

She also climbed a tree on the courthouse lawn.

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Crime
I-81 U-turn ignites Kingsport crash, Piney Flats woman's arrest

I-81 U-turn ignites Kingsport crash, Piney Flats woman's arrest

March 4th, 2015 5:04 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Shortly after the 8 p.m. crash, the allegedly intoxicated driver told police that in making the maneuver, she "didn't realize she was on Interstate."

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News Education
No Sullivan North? 2 of 3  facilities options would close high school

No Sullivan North? 2 of 3 facilities options would close high school

March 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Sullivan North would either become a middle school or not be used as a school at all.

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