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Fire destroys shed, threatens propane tank behind Elizabethton home

Fire destroys shed, threatens propane tank behind Elizabethton home

April 13th, 2015 3:07 pm by Nathan Baker

A fire escaped from smoldering embers in a trash barrel Monday afternoon behind an Elizabethton home and spread first to a nearby shed before threatening a large propane tank.

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Update: Police search for ex-college student after fatal campus shooting

Update: Police search for ex-college student after fatal campus shooting

April 13th, 2015 3:02 pm by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Authorities believe the alleged shooter has left the area but is still in North Carolina.

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Convicted killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

Convicted killer Jodi Arias gets life term with no chance for release

April 13th, 2015 1:36 pm by Associated Press

Arias killed her on-again-off-again boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008 in what prosecutors said was retaliation for his desire to break off the relationship.

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3rd time unlucky: Police say Johnson City man arrested again after video shows him stealing skateboard, shoe from vehicle

3rd time unlucky: Police say Johnson City man arrested again after video shows him stealing skateboard, shoe from vehicle

April 13th, 2015 11:32 am by Staff Report

Dustin Shawn Mitchell has been arrested three times in as many weeks.

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Murder suspect tells police husband's texting sparked fatal shooting

Murder suspect tells police husband's texting sparked fatal shooting

April 12th, 2015 9:03 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A woman charged in the shooting death of her husband at the couple's North Knoxville home Saturday morning told investigators she was upset that he was trying to text someone, according to an arrest warrant.

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Students suspended after charges in beach sex assault

Students suspended after charges in beach sex assault

April 12th, 2015 8:58 pm by MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL, Associated Press

Two Alabama college students have been suspended after authorities discovered a cellphone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a Florida beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

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Authorities continue search for suspects in death of girls

Authorities continue search for suspects in death of girls

April 12th, 2015 6:31 pm by Associated Press

The director of the Memphis Police Department called the recent shooting deaths of two girls "beyond tragic" and said authorities are working diligently to find the suspects responsible.

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'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

'Spring Cleaning' drug roundup sweeps Scott County

April 11th, 2015 9:36 pm by Marci Gore, NET NEWS SERVICE

Earlier this month, a Scott County grand jury found evidence to return a true bill on 56 counts related to drug possession and distribution.

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Rap star Nelly arrested on felony drug possession charges in Cookeville

Rap star Nelly arrested on felony drug possession charges in Cookeville

April 11th, 2015 9:29 pm by Staff Report

Million-selling rapper Nelly, who had a No. 1 single in 2002 with "Hot in Herre," was charged Saturday morning with felony drug possession after a stop in Putnam County (Cookeville), the Tennessee Highway Patrol said in a Saturday news release.

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Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist

Minister: Shooting of black man by white officer racist

April 11th, 2015 9:16 pm by BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press and PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

The death of a black man shot in the back while fleeing a white police officer was the act of a racist cop, a minister told hundreds who gathered Saturday for the funeral of Walter Scott.

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