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Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

Dog on couch provokes alleged attack on pregnant woman

March 23rd, 2015 9:44 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man is facing separate counts of aggravated assault against a woman and her unborn child for allegedly punching a pregnant woman 6-7 times in the stomach Friday morning because she let her dog get on the couch.

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Teen who boasted he 'smoked' Kingsport police arrested after another 100 mph chase, police say

Teen who boasted he 'smoked' Kingsport police arrested after another 100 mph chase, police say

March 23rd, 2015 9:41 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Gregory Alan Fletcher allegedly "smoked" more than police Saturday night shortly before getting arrested for the second time in two months after fleeing police in excess of 100 mph in a 2004 Pontiac GTO.

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Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

Haslam meets with urban districts about school funding

March 23rd, 2015 9:38 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam met Monday with representatives of the school districts in Tennessee's four largest cities to discuss their grievances about state funding and told them that he's working on short-term and long-term plans to address their concerns.

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Tennessee lawmakers pass guns-in-parking-lots update

Tennessee lawmakers pass guns-in-parking-lots update

March 23rd, 2015 9:36 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The state Legislature on Monday passed a bill allowing workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.

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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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