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Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

Man gets 10 days in jail in wreck that killed pregnant woman

May 13th, 2015 1:35 pm by Associated Press

She was driving a Jeep Liberty that had been recalled because of the placement of the gas tank.

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Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

Report says ex-Knox County Schools nutrition director was 'double-dipping'

May 13th, 2015 11:22 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

He was reimbursed at least $3,677 in travel expenses for which other organizations either paid or reimbursed him.

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Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

Sheriff: Nurse was on call when Unicoi Co. Jail inmate died

May 13th, 2015 9:25 am by Sue Guinn Legg

An attorney for Tennessee Municipal Insurance Pool has filed a response to a wrongful death lawsuit filed against Unicoi County, the county Sheriff's Department and numerous corrections officers stemming from the death of an inmate in April 2014.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper disciplined for not reporting wreck

May 13th, 2015 8:53 am by Becky Campbell

A Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper will serve a one-day suspension Wednesday for failing to immediately report a rear-end crash she had with another driver in February, according to a department spokesman in Nashville.

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Congress passes bill setting up alert when police are killed

Congress passes bill setting up alert when police are killed

May 12th, 2015 9:16 pm by STEPHEN OHLMACHER, Associated Press

Congress has passed a bill setting up a national alert system whenever a police officer is killed or injured.

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Updated with more detail: Mother, daughter get life sentences for roles in double Johnson County murder

Updated with more detail: Mother, daughter get life sentences for roles in double Johnson County murder

May 12th, 2015 3:33 pm by Becky Campbell

Barbara Mae Potter, 64, and her daughter, Jenelle Leigh Potter, 35, of Mountain City, were given two life sentences, but have a hearing in June to determine if they will be consecutive or concurrent.

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Attorney says Unicoi Co. jail had no medical staff on duty when inmate died

Attorney says Unicoi Co. jail had no medical staff on duty when inmate died

May 12th, 2015 3:17 pm by Associated Press

Nathan Silvers was arrested by Erwin police in April 2014 after he was found passed out in his vehicle.

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Police seize gun from George Zimmerman, 2 from alleged shooter

Police seize gun from George Zimmerman, 2 from alleged shooter

May 12th, 2015 12:25 pm by Associated Press

No charges had been filed.

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Dog owner arrested after woman mauled by three pit bulls in SE Tennessee

Dog owner arrested after woman mauled by three pit bulls in SE Tennessee

May 12th, 2015 10:36 am by Ben Benton, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Catherine Ann Riddle was left with injuries to her arms, legs, shoulder and torso.

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Update: 2 women found guilty on all counts in Facebook murders case

Update: 2 women found guilty on all counts in Facebook murders case

May 12th, 2015 9:33 am by Becky Campbell

Barbara Mae Potter, 64, and her daughter, Jenelle Leigh Potter, 35, of Mountain City, are charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree murder.

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