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Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

Spider bite suspends sentencing hearing for woman convicted of church theft

December 10th, 2014 9:10 pm by Becky Campbell

Time specifically set aside for what a judge expects to be a lengthy sentencing hearing was for naught Wednesday after prosecutors announced their main witness was recovering from a severe spider bite.

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Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

Man accused of pistol-whipping girlfriend indicted on attempted murder charge

December 10th, 2014 8:57 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Kingsport man accused of pistol-whipping his girlfriend, shooting at her, and then leading police on a high speed chase was indicted Monday on numerous charges, including attempted second-degree murder.

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Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

Wal-Mart worker charged with stealing $10,000 from store

December 10th, 2014 8:49 pm by Jordan Buie, The Tennessean

Court records, which cite a surveillance video, said the 19-year-old Walmart employee stole about $10,000 in cash and gift cards, some worth as much as $950, in a matter of about five and a half hours.

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Angel Tree Deadline

Angel Tree Deadline

December 10th, 2014 6:03 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

All 2,700 local Angel Tree children adopted by shoppers. Gifts for less than half turned in.

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Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

Teacher accused of having sex with 2 students

December 10th, 2014 5:03 pm by Staff Report

Police said an investigation into one allegation of sexual misconduct resulted in two charges for a high school teacher.

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Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

Tennessee ranks 45th in nation for overall health

December 10th, 2014 4:26 pm by Jen Todd, The Tennessean

Despite the abundance of outdoor activities and a health care hub as its capital, Tennessee is lagging behind 44 states in overall health.

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Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

Ramsey nominated for Senate speaker spot

December 10th, 2014 10:42 am by Staff Report

The state Senate's Republican caucus has once again nominated Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as Speaker of the Senate, a post he will likely re-assume as the 109th General Assembly convenes in Nashville next year.

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Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

Obama reassures immigrants at Nashville town hall appearance: 'American people basically have a good heart and want to treat people fairly'

December 10th, 2014 9:45 am by Nedra Pickler, Associated Press

President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won't be a priority for deportation in the future, while acknowledging another president could undo it all.

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Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

Haslam proposes changes intended to help teachers

December 10th, 2014 7:55 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday announced several proposals for Tennessee teachers, including adjusting the way they're evaluated and creating a Governor's Teacher Cabinet in which educators could provide ideas.

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UN official calls for torture investigation

UN official calls for torture investigation

December 10th, 2014 7:33 am by John Heilprin, Associated Press

Senior U.S. officials who authorized and carried out torture as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, a top U.N. special investigator said Wednesday.

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