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9-year-old who was struck by train had been investigated by child services

9-year-old who was struck by train had been investigated by child services

March 24th, 2015 9:02 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The Department of Children's Services already opened and closed a case in the past three years involving Timothy Wallace, the 9-year-old who was struck by a train on Sunday night.

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Anti-abortion bills advancing in Tennessee House

Anti-abortion bills advancing in Tennessee House

March 24th, 2015 8:59 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Proposals seeking to restore abortion laws that were struck down by a state Supreme Court decision advanced in the House on Tuesday despite criticism from opponents who say the measures could put more stress on woman facing difficult circumstances.

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Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

March 24th, 2015 8:57 pm by Associated Press

A Memphis man has been convicted of attacking a woman with his cane because his cigarette lighter was missing.

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 24th, 2015 8:53 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.

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Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

March 24th, 2015 8:50 pm by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

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Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

March 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out said Tuesday she doesn't know why the 4-year-old was murdered and had nothing to do with his death, despite allegations from prosecutors.

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Police: Rogersville man arrested on theft charges after 2-year investigation

Police: Rogersville man arrested on theft charges after 2-year investigation

March 24th, 2015 8:38 pm by Staff Report

A Rogersville man has been jailed on charges of theft after an investigation that stems from an incident that happened more than a year ago, Johnson City police said.

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Car 54 found: Kingsport police locate 'cruiser' stolen from cop's yard

Car 54 found: Kingsport police locate 'cruiser' stolen from cop's yard

March 24th, 2015 4:26 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

It was ditched on a local road with minor damage.

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Former ETSU football player, Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

Former ETSU football player, Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

March 24th, 2015 4:03 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

He was a member of the Bucs' winning 1969 Grantland Rice Bowl team that defeated Louisiana Tech 34-14.

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7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

The lawsuit names Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other officials who serve on the Tennessee Board of Education.

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