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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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Benefit set for NE Tennessee man paralyzed in hunting mishap

Benefit set for NE Tennessee man paralyzed in hunting mishap

February 18th, 2014 1:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

On Oct. 14, Keith Campbell fell 20 feet from a tree stand while hunting. Following surgery the next day, doctors confirmed that Keith will be paralyzed from the chest down.

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Mayor Godsey ousted as chairman of Sullivan County commission

Mayor Godsey ousted as chairman of Sullivan County commission

February 18th, 2014 12:57 pm by J.H. Osborne, NET News Service

In a majority vote, the commission elected County Commissioner Eddie Williams as its new chairman, with the gavel passing immediately from Godsey to Williams.

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Your Turn: Should Tennessee go on daylight saving time all year long?

Your Turn: Should Tennessee go on daylight saving time all year long?

February 18th, 2014 12:17 pm by staff and wire reports

A bill pending in the Tennessee legislature would have the state adopt a uniform time system.

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Son-in-law pleads not guilty in package-bomb deaths of former Johnson City couple

Son-in-law pleads not guilty in package-bomb deaths of former Johnson City couple

February 18th, 2014 12:07 pm by staff and wire reports

Richard Parker is charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder, two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon.

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Woman charged with theft from Dempsey's Jewelers bound over to grand jury

Woman charged with theft from Dempsey's Jewelers bound over to grand jury

February 18th, 2014 11:40 am by Becky Campbell

North Carolina woman accused of stealing three rings with total value over $90,000

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