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Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

May 5th, 2015 9:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Church Hill woman who allegedly made a false stabbing report to Hawkins County 911 Monday morning was charged with misuse of 911, public intoxication, and other charges.

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Hawkins house sitter allegedly steals, crashes car

Hawkins house sitter allegedly steals, crashes car

May 4th, 2015 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A homeless man who was supposed to be house sitting for his cousin this past weekend is facing a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing and crashing his cousin's car.

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NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

May 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

Demetrius Blackwell has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes. He's being held without bail and hasn't entered a plea. His attorney has denied the charges.

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Tennessee woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

Tennessee woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

May 4th, 2015 2:50 pm by Associated Press

The unidentified man's wife said the attention was fun, but the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

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Speaker, author Ben Carson announces GOP bid for White House

Speaker, author Ben Carson announces GOP bid for White House

May 4th, 2015 11:28 am by Associated Press

The former head of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins hospital has never run for public office.

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FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet cartoon contest shooting

FBI searches Phoenix home in Texas prophet cartoon contest shooting

May 4th, 2015 9:56 am by NOMAAN MERCHANT and JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

According to mainstream Islamic tradition, any physical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad - even a respectful one - is considered blasphemous. Drawings similar to those featured at the Texas event have sparked violence around the world.

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Out-of-state interests shape public policy

Out-of-state interests shape public policy

May 3rd, 2015 9:14 pm by Tom Humphrey, News Sentinel Staff

Out-of-state interests have long sought to shape public policy in Tennessee, but some national organizations that are relative newcomers to the Volunteer State have added millions of dollars to the mix of political money and lobbying intended to achieve t

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Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

Madison bans discrimination against atheists, non-religious

May 3rd, 2015 3:32 pm by DANA FERGUSON, Associated Press

While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren't invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin's capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: athe

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Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

May 3rd, 2015 3:23 pm by JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press

The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records by The Associated Press.

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Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

Baltimore mayor lifts curfew 6 days after riots

May 3rd, 2015 3:19 pm by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press and BEN NUCKOLS, Associated Press

Six days after the death of Freddie Gray sparked riots in Baltimore, the city's mayor lifted a citywide curfew on Sunday morning, signaling an end to the extraordinary measures taken to ensure public safety amid an outcry over police practices.

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