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Update: Police say teen wounded in Carver lied about how he was shot

Update: Police say teen wounded in Carver lied about how he was shot

May 22nd, 2014 5:07 pm by Staff Report

The teen, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with false reporting and being a juvenile in possession of a handgun.

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Update: UT report shows fraternity paddled students, poured hot sauce on students' genitalia

Update: UT report shows fraternity paddled students, poured hot sauce on students' genitalia

May 22nd, 2014 4:05 pm by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The aspiring members, it turns out, had already been denied by the fraternity's national headquarters and were subjected to hazing with no hope of becoming Alpha Phi Alpha brothers.

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House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 2:16 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

Although the compromise measure was significantly "watered down," in the words of Democrat Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, it passed by a vote of 303 to 120, with 9 members not voting.

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3rd man charged in cross-burning at Tennessee family's home

3rd man charged in cross-burning at Tennessee family's home

May 22nd, 2014 2:12 pm by Staff Report

Two other men have previously pleaded guilty to constructing the cross in 2012 and burning it at the home of an interracial couple who had just had a baby.

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Lawsuit alleges students raped 5-year-old boy at Tennessee school

Lawsuit alleges students raped 5-year-old boy at Tennessee school

May 22nd, 2014 1:16 pm by Associated Press

A Middle Tennessee mother has filed a federal lawsuit alleging her 5-year-old son was raped by older students in the bathroom of an elementary school.

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Reader pics: Rollover crash on State of Franklin Road

Reader pics: Rollover crash on State of Franklin Road

May 22nd, 2014 1:13 pm by Matthew Morris

Reader Matthew Morris sent us these pics via Twitter.

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Poll finds little backing for legislature control of abortions in Tennessee

Poll finds little backing for legislature control of abortions in Tennessee

May 22nd, 2014 1:12 pm by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Only about one in four Tennessee voters currently backs giving the state Legislature more power to regulate abortion, according to a poll released Wednesday.

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Police: 'Belligerent' Fox News anchor charged after airport arrest

Police: 'Belligerent' Fox News anchor charged after airport arrest

May 22nd, 2014 12:37 pm by Associated Press

Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett has been charged with a misdemeanor following his arrest at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for allegedly refusing to cooperate with police.

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Sheriff's deputies capture Virginia fugitive in Jonesborough

Sheriff's deputies capture Virginia fugitive in Jonesborough

May 22nd, 2014 11:48 am by Staff Report

Washington County authorities say a Jonesborough man wanted by police in Virginia on rape and abduction charges was arrested this week near his home carrying a loaded handgun.

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Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

Employment continues to fall in Tri-Cities, signaling weak economy

May 22nd, 2014 11:14 am by Nathan Baker

Employment in the Tri-Cities declined again in the first quarter of 2014, continuing a downward trend the region has seen since the spring of 2012.

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