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Should Tony Stewart face criminal charges in racetrack death?

Should Tony Stewart face criminal charges in racetrack death?

August 13th, 2014 12:36 pm by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

"The question over whether someone was reckless is a factual one, and one a prosecutor might let a jury decide" - Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

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Execution date set for another Tennessee inmate

Execution date set for another Tennessee inmate

August 13th, 2014 12:28 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court has set an execution date for Lee Hall, who was convicted in the 1991 death of his ex-girlfriend.

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Same-sex marriage: Appeals court won't delay ruling striking down Virginia's ban

Same-sex marriage: Appeals court won't delay ruling striking down Virginia's ban

August 13th, 2014 12:21 pm by Associated Press

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in NE Tennessee wreck

Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in NE Tennessee wreck

August 13th, 2014 12:17 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Ashley N. Lawson, 18, of Mooresburg, was killed Aug. 5 after a tractor-trailer reportedly attempting to make an illegal left turn crossed the center line on Highway 11-W into the path of the vehicle Lawson was driving, causing a head-on collision.

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UPDATE: Mountain States, Cigna sign network agreement after 2-year stalemate

UPDATE: Mountain States, Cigna sign network agreement after 2-year stalemate

August 13th, 2014 12:06 pm by Nathan Baker

After more than two years of being left out of the network, customers with Cigna insurance can once again receive care at Mountain States Health Alliance's facilities at in-network rates.

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Knox torture slayings: Online petition to keep Coleman in prison tops 53K signatures

Knox torture slayings: Online petition to keep Coleman in prison tops 53K signatures

August 13th, 2014 11:57 am by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Vanessa Coleman has twice been convicted for facilitating the murder of Channon Christian, 21, who was kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed along with her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, in January 2007.

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Tough weeds: EPA set to rule on new version of herbicide

Tough weeds: EPA set to rule on new version of herbicide

August 13th, 2014 9:27 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Critics say more study is needed on the effects of the herbicide and they are concerned it could endanger public health.

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New lawsuit filed against Unicoi Co. sheriff, deputy

New lawsuit filed against Unicoi Co. sheriff, deputy

August 13th, 2014 9:14 am by Brad Hicks

It's the second suit against Sheriff Mike Hensley in a week.

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National Guard lending hand with tornado cleanup in NE Tennessee

National Guard lending hand with tornado cleanup in NE Tennessee

August 13th, 2014 8:56 am by Associated Press

The tornado hit the Speedwell area July 27 with winds greater than 140 mph, and storms also caused damage in Campbell and Claiborne counties.

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ETSU prof hopes Oaks Castle becomes stronghold for local art

ETSU prof hopes Oaks Castle becomes stronghold for local art

August 12th, 2014 9:40 pm by Nathan Baker

A storied piece of Johnson City real estate is once again up for sale, and a local artist and associate professor hopes its next iteration will include a public arts center.

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