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NE Tennessee 2-year-old's killer freed after serving more than 26 years

NE Tennessee 2-year-old's killer freed after serving more than 26 years

February 19th, 2014 10:09 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

On Friday, 48-year-old Kerry Phillip Bowers was released from the West Tennessee State Penitentiary near Memphis, having served more than 26 years of a 36-year sentence in the Hawkins County slaying of 2-year-old Scotty Trexler.

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Accused jewel thief bound over to grand jury

Accused jewel thief bound over to grand jury

February 19th, 2014 9:41 am by Becky Campbell

Dempsey's sales associate testifies Kingsley Perkins ran out of the store with three rings valued at a total of $93,800.

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Pharmacist accused of attempted murder arraigned in Saturday session

Pharmacist accused of attempted murder arraigned in Saturday session

February 19th, 2014 9:30 am by Becky Campbell

Court held over the weekend to ease clogged docket caused by snow, holiday.

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Tennessee bill to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples dies in committee

Tennessee bill to allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples dies in committee

February 18th, 2014 10:28 pm by Associated Press

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville was pulled from the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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NWS says Tuesday's warmer weather no preview of things to come

NWS says Tuesday's warmer weather no preview of things to come

February 18th, 2014 10:04 pm by By Max Hrenda and Ron Campbell, Press Staff Writers

According to the National Weather Service station in Morristown, things might become a little damp as the week progresses.

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Nun gets nearly 3 years in prison for nuke protest

Nun gets nearly 3 years in prison for nuke protest

February 18th, 2014 9:39 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced Tuesday to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws at the Tennessee plant.

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Johnson City preacher's video against biracial marriage goes viral

Johnson City preacher's video against biracial marriage goes viral - VIDEO

February 18th, 2014 9:26 pm by Tony Casey

A "hit job" is what Brother Donny Reagan of Johnson City's Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ thinks of controversy stirred by a video sent across the Internet last week, in which he rails against biracial marriages in a sermon he gave last year.

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Local SWAT team takes part in explosives training in New Mexico

Local SWAT team takes part in explosives training in New Mexico

February 18th, 2014 9:15 pm by Max Hrenda

After sending some of its officers to an explosives training program at no cost, the Washington County Sheriffs Office might be trying to get less bang for no bucks.

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Ex-soldier convicted of raping, killing Iraqi teenager dies in federal prison

Ex-soldier convicted of raping, killing Iraqi teenager dies in federal prison

February 18th, 2014 5:31 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE, Associated Press

Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman John Stahley says the death of 28-year-old Steven Dale Green of Midland, Texas, on Saturday morning is being investigated as a suicide.

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9 Dead as Mayhem Grips Ukrainian Capital

9 Dead as Mayhem Grips Ukrainian Capital

February 18th, 2014 3:33 pm by By ANDREW HIGGINS and ANDREW E. KRAMER, Associated Press

Mayhem gripped the center of the Ukrainian capital Tuesday evening as riot police officers tried to drive two armored personnel carriers through stone-reinforced barriers in Independence Square, the focal point of more than two months of protests against

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