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Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

Bill would allow guns in off-campus areas

March 23rd, 2015 9:33 pm by Associated Press

A proposal that would allow guns in off-campus areas used by schools has passed the Senate.

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Darren Sharper admits drugging, rape counts in Los Angeles

Darren Sharper admits drugging, rape counts in Los Angeles

March 23rd, 2015 9:29 pm by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press and JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years.

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Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

Utah to use firing squads if lethal drugs are unavailable

March 23rd, 2015 9:27 pm by MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press and BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

Utah became the only state to allow firing squads for executions when Gov. Gary Herbert signed a law Monday approving the method for use when no lethal injection drugs are available, even though he has called it "a little bit gruesome."

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ETSU chief points to new rape reporting procedure to explain crime increase

ETSU chief points to new rape reporting procedure to explain crime increase

March 23rd, 2015 4:42 pm by Nathan Baker

Overall crime at East Tennessee State University took an upswing in 2014 compared to the previous year, driven largely by an increase in the number of incidents of rape reported on the Johnson City campus.

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Tennessee GOP chairman resigns

Tennessee GOP chairman resigns

March 23rd, 2015 2:54 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney is stepping down three months into his fourth term in charge of the state GOP.

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Louisville Slugger sold to Finland's Wilson Sporting Goods

Louisville Slugger sold to Finland's Wilson Sporting Goods

March 23rd, 2015 12:42 pm by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

The company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.

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Ex-WJHL reporter's marijuana club raided in Alaska

Ex-WJHL reporter's marijuana club raided in Alaska

March 23rd, 2015 11:05 am by Staff Report

Charlo Greene gained notoriety when she quit her job on live TV in September with an expletive.

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Trial reset in Washington County vehicular homicide case

Trial reset in Washington County vehicular homicide case

March 23rd, 2015 10:43 am by Staff Report

Brandon Pickering was set to go on trial today on a vehicular homicide by intoxication charge for the May 10, 2012, crash that killed Britany Hankal.

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UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

March 23rd, 2015 10:18 am by Associated Press

Deputies in East Tennessee say the body of a missing 9-year-old boy has been found along railroad tracks.

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Things to know about presidential candidate Ted Cruz

Things to know about presidential candidate Ted Cruz

March 23rd, 2015 9:05 am by Associated Press

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first high-profile Republican to enter the 2016 race for president on Monday.

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