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Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

February 13th, 2015 10:40 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge over a law allowing the state to electrocute death row prisoners if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

February 13th, 2015 10:37 pm by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings.

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Johnson City man punches wife in face, threatens her with gun, city police say

Johnson City man punches wife in face, threatens her with gun, city police say

February 13th, 2015 4:28 pm by Becky Campbell

Johnson City police arrested a man on a domestic aggravated assault charge after his wife reported being punched in the face, then threatened with a weapon after an argument.

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Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

February 13th, 2015 3:49 pm by Liv McConnell, Knoxville News-Sentinel

TWRA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents determined the owlet's parents had not visited the nest since its return.

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NFL withdraws combine invitation to A.J. Johnson, ex-Vol accused of rape

NFL withdraws combine invitation to A.J. Johnson, ex-Vol accused of rape

February 13th, 2015 1:27 pm by From staff and wire reports

Johnson had been on the list of invited players that was released last week.

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UPDATE: Judge dismisses charges against convicted Johnson City doctor, wife

UPDATE: Judge dismisses charges against convicted Johnson City doctor, wife

February 13th, 2015 1:26 pm by Becky Campbell

An area cancer doctor and his wife are now free and clear of all legal bindings associated with their arrest and conviction on charges of using unapproved foreign drugs at their clinics in Greeneville and Johnson City, and a judge ordered more than $300,0

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More Alabama counties start granting gay marriage licenses

More Alabama counties start granting gay marriage licenses

February 13th, 2015 1:21 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

By late Friday morning, about a third of Alabama's 67 counties were issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, despite the opposition of the state's chief justice.

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4-day-old child among high civilian death toll in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza houses

4-day-old child among high civilian death toll in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza houses

February 13th, 2015 1:19 pm by KARIN LAUB, FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

Under the rules of war, homes are considered protected civilian sites unless used for military purposes.

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FBI examining 3 slain in NC; family says it was hate crime

FBI examining 3 slain in NC; family says it was hate crime

February 13th, 2015 12:09 pm by Associated Press

Muslim groups planned to take their demands for a federal hate-crime investigation of three young Muslims slain in North Carolina to the White House on Friday.

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Blaze destroys Pennington Gap Town Hall

Blaze destroys Pennington Gap Town Hall

February 13th, 2015 11:21 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

Pennington Gap Town Hall was gutted by fire Thursday night, even as the mayor and town manager rushed to yank computer equipment out of the building.

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