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Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

Tennessee joins multi-state lawsuit against Obama's executive orders

December 22nd, 2014 1:06 pm by Associated Press

Tennessee is joining a multi-state lawsuit seeking to halt President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

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Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

Man charged with taking customer hostage and robbing Knoxville McDonald's

December 22nd, 2014 1:00 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The alleged robber entered the business in a full camouflage Ghillie suit associated with snipers who blend in with the brush, records state, and brandished a black BB gun presented as a real firearm.

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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history

December 21st, 2014 7:05 pm by TOM HAYS, Associated Press

The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police and the government and an apparent history of mental instability that included an attempt to hang himself a year ago, authorities said S

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Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

Australian woman charged with murder of 8 children

December 21st, 2014 6:22 pm by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

An Australian woman was charged with murder on Sunday in the deaths of seven of her children and her niece, whose bodies were found inside her home, police said.

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Dead baby's mother accused of drugging other children

Dead baby's mother accused of drugging other children

December 21st, 2014 2:47 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Emergency responders found Jamey Chaffin sitting on the front steps of her home holding the body of her 22-month-old son on June 20, 2013.

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Police: Greeneville man charged in wake of two infant deaths

Police: Greeneville man charged in wake of two infant deaths

December 20th, 2014 10:24 pm by Staff Report

A Greeneville man has been charged in an incident that police said caused the deaths of two infants.

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Stoplight cameras still clicking despite expired agreement

Stoplight cameras still clicking despite expired agreement

December 20th, 2014 10:19 pm by Gary B. Gray

A five-year agreement between Johnson City and Redflex Traffic Systems inked in 2009 remains in place despite the fact it was set to expire Nov. 12.

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AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death

December 20th, 2014 9:50 pm by COLLEEN LONG, and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station

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2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

2 NYC officers dead in ambush shooting in cruiser

December 20th, 2014 7:38 pm by COLLEEN LONG, and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

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Fee structure changing for Tennessee 911 phone calls

Fee structure changing for Tennessee 911 phone calls

December 19th, 2014 10:51 pm by Max Hrenda

According to a representative from Washington County 911, 70 percent of callers may see a rate increase when calling 911 after the new year.

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