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Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

Bluff City man sentenced to 46 months for involvement in fight that included pipe bomb

December 17th, 2014 4:17 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Lesley Aaron Cole was arrested by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office in January 2013 and charged with attempted murder, five counts of aggravated assault and possession of a pipe bomb.

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Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

Judge orders attorneys to move Holly Bobo murder case forward

December 17th, 2014 4:00 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

Months after two men were charged with kidnapping and murdering a 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student, their attorneys say they have not seen any evidence linking their clients to the crime.

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Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

Update: U.S., Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

December 17th, 2014 3:36 pm by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

"These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked," President Barack Obama said in remarks from the White House. "It's time for a new approach."

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Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

Candice McQueen named new Tennessee education commissioner

December 17th, 2014 2:48 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

Lipscomb University Senior Vice President Candice McQueen is Gov. Bill Haslam's pick to fill Tennessee's high-profile education commissioner position at a time when public schools has never been more debated here.

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Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

Update: TBI, DCS joins Greeneville police in investigating infants' deaths

December 17th, 2014 2:22 pm by Max Hrenda

The Greeneville Police Department announced it is investigating the deaths of two infants whose bodies were found inside a local home.

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Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

Sources say US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

December 17th, 2014 11:19 am by JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes.

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Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

Compounding pharmacy officials face racketeering charges for deadly meningitis outbreak

December 17th, 2014 9:31 am by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A co-owner and a pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a 2012 deadly meningitis outbreak face charges of racketeering for allegedly causing the deaths of patients who received tainted steroids manufactured by the company, federal o

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Unicoi Co. Commission majority pushes to fill school board vacancy

Unicoi Co. Commission majority pushes to fill school board vacancy

December 17th, 2014 9:15 am by Brad Hicks

Presented with a petition, Mayor Greg Lynch said a special meeting is likely before the will be held before the school board's Jan. 8 consideration of Director of Schools Denise Brown's contract.

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Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

Statewide coalition forms to support governor's Medicaid expansion plan

December 17th, 2014 7:12 am by Associated Press

More than 80 business, health care and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.

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Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

Carmike chain cancels Rogen film showings after vague threat from hackers

December 17th, 2014 7:03 am by LINDSEY BAHR, Associated Press

Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers.

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