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Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

Chattanooga man charged in rape of 2-year-old girl

July 26th, 2014 9:24 pm by Shelly Bradbury, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 27-year-old Chattanooga man was arrested Thursday after he admitted to raping a 2-year-old girl.

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Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

Huffman weighed shutting down embattled Tennessee Virtual Academy

July 26th, 2014 4:44 pm by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean

In a standoff over a struggling statewide cyber school, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says he weighed pulling the plug altogether.

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Haslam says he was not told of unaccompanied minors

Haslam says he was not told of unaccompanied minors

July 26th, 2014 3:58 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam says in a letter to President Barack Obama that his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied minors in Tennessee.

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1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting in Knoxville

1 dead, 5 hurt in shooting in Knoxville

July 26th, 2014 3:50 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say one person was killed and five other people were injured in an early morning shooting in Knoxville.

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US says Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

US says Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

July 25th, 2014 4:19 pm by DAVID McHUGH, Associated Press

Russia accused Washington of lying and charged Ukraine with firing across the border on a Russian village.

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Two Dead in Hospital Shooting

Two Dead in Hospital Shooting

July 25th, 2014 12:30 pm by AP

Gunfight between patient, psychiatrist under investigation.

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U.S. Army's 3rd most wanted fugitive arrested in Tennessee on more than 100 counts of sexual abuse of a minor

U.S. Army's 3rd most wanted fugitive arrested in Tennessee on more than 100 counts of sexual abuse of a minor

July 24th, 2014 4:13 pm by Maranda Faris, The Tennessean

James Johnson, 31, was arrested June 20, 2012, on charges of sexual abuse of a minor in Christian County, Ky., but was released on bond the same day.

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2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

2 dead, dozens hurt after storm at Va. campground

July 24th, 2014 2:38 pm by Associated Press

Those hurt were taken to hospitals with most of the injuries ranging from cuts to broken bones. At least one person was in critical condition.a

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Campaign Ad Spending Ramps Up In State Justices Vote

Campaign Ad Spending Ramps Up In State Justices Vote

July 24th, 2014 2:35 pm by Tom Humphrey/Knoxville News Sentinel

The executive director of Justice at Stake said the continued flood of money into judicial elections from all sides is a threat to impartial justice and could transform judicial politics nationwide.

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Precision Shoplifters Carry Out $6,000 Heist at Kingsport Best Buy

Precision Shoplifters Carry Out $6,000 Heist at Kingsport Best Buy

July 24th, 2014 1:30 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Police seeking group of five suspects

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