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American poet Maya Angelou found dead

American poet Maya Angelou found dead

May 28th, 2014 9:47 am by From staff and wire reports

She was 86.

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Prosecutors ask judge to allow appeal on evidence decision in Larkin death case

Prosecutors ask judge to allow appeal on evidence decision in Larkin death case

May 27th, 2014 10:07 pm by Becky Campbell

In what might be a last-ditch effort to salvage evidence in a murder case, Washington County prosecutors filed a motion Tuesday asking a judge to allow them to appeal his most recent ruling barring certain forensic testimony.

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Knox woman says VA threatened to impound service dog

Knox woman says VA threatened to impound service dog

May 27th, 2014 10:00 pm by Nathan Baker

A Knoxville woman said she was unfairly treated by hospital staff at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home who tried to send her service dog to a nearby animal shelter while she received treatment for broken bones.

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Delay in TCAP scores won't delay local report cards

Delay in TCAP scores won't delay local report cards

May 27th, 2014 9:45 pm by Nathan Baker

When report cards go home this month, the final grades for hundreds of students in the area will not include scores that were mandated by the state three years ago to be averaged in as achievement measures.

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Murder charge against city woman dismissed

Murder charge against city woman dismissed

May 27th, 2014 9:37 pm by Becky Campbell

A first-degree murder charge against a Johnson City woman who was present but did not participate in a man's killing was dismissed in Washington County Criminal Court Tuesday.

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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by family

May 27th, 2014 3:53 pm by K.M. CHAUDHRY and ZAHEER BABAR, Associated Press

The woman was killed while on her way to court to contest an abduction case her family had filed against her husband.

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The CEO got a huge raise. You didn't. Here's why.

The CEO got a huge raise. You didn't. Here's why.

May 27th, 2014 3:51 pm by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Pay for globe-trotting CEOs has soared to new heights, even as most workers remain grounded by paychecks that are barely budging.

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Minister files racial harassment suit against Bluff City, alderman

Minister files racial harassment suit against Bluff City, alderman

May 27th, 2014 3:38 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

The lawsuit was filed by Carol Keith, a black minister in Bluff City.

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One ACRE Cafe plans new work training co-op

One ACRE Cafe plans new work training co-op

May 27th, 2014 2:50 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

One ACRE Cafe, the restaurant on West Walnut Street where everyone eats regardless of their ability to pay and works for their meals if they need to, is launching a new jobs cooperative to be conducted in partnership with other local nonprofit organizatio

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Methodists want state to reconsider electric chair law

Methodists want state to reconsider electric chair law

May 27th, 2014 2:27 pm by Getahn Ward, The Tennessean

A group of United Methodist leaders is urging Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to reconsider a bill that starting July 1 would allow Tennessee to execute death row inmates via the electric chair in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used fo

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