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Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

Jury convicts Memphis man of attacking woman with his cane

March 24th, 2015 8:57 pm by Associated Press

A Memphis man has been convicted of attacking a woman with his cane because his cigarette lighter was missing.

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Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

Appeals court sets April hearing on Obama immigration action

March 24th, 2015 8:53 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced Tuesday.

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Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

March 24th, 2015 8:50 pm by MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker.

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Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

March 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out said Tuesday she doesn't know why the 4-year-old was murdered and had nothing to do with his death, despite allegations from prosecutors.

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Police: Rogersville man arrested on theft charges after 2-year investigation

Police: Rogersville man arrested on theft charges after 2-year investigation

March 24th, 2015 8:38 pm by Staff Report

A Rogersville man has been jailed on charges of theft after an investigation that stems from an incident that happened more than a year ago, Johnson City police said.

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Car 54 found: Kingsport police locate 'cruiser' stolen from cop's yard

Car 54 found: Kingsport police locate 'cruiser' stolen from cop's yard

March 24th, 2015 4:26 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

It was ditched on a local road with minor damage.

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Former ETSU football player, Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

Former ETSU football player, Kingsport businessman dies unexpectedly

March 24th, 2015 4:03 pm by Hank Hayes, NET News Service

He was a member of the Bucs' winning 1969 Grantland Rice Bowl team that defeated Louisiana Tech 34-14.

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7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

The lawsuit names Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other officials who serve on the Tennessee Board of Education.

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Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

March 24th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville was approved 8-5 in a House education committee on Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

March 24th, 2015 12:37 pm by LORI HINNANT and CLAUDE PARIS, Associated Press

A passenger jet carrying at least 147 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no survivors were e

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