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Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

Woman in dismissed murder case: 'Victory is bittersweet'

March 24th, 2015 8:45 pm by JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

An Arizona woman who spent 22 years on death row in her son's killing before her conviction was thrown out said Tuesday she doesn't know why the 4-year-old was murdered and had nothing to do with his death, despite allegations from prosecutors.

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7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

7 East Tennessee school systems sue the state over funding

March 24th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

The lawsuit names Gov. Bill Haslam, Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell and other officials who serve on the Tennessee Board of Education.

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Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

Tennessee school voucher bill continuing to advance in House

March 24th, 2015 2:02 pm by Associated Press

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Bill Dunn of Knoxville was approved 8-5 in a House education committee on Tuesday.

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Southwest Virginia man stabbed brother, hid on roof, sheriff says

Southwest Virginia man stabbed brother, hid on roof, sheriff says

March 24th, 2015 1:38 pm by Staff Report

Joseph Samuel Murray was tracked down by a police dog and surrendered after negotiations with deputies.

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UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

UPDATE: Jet with 150 people crashes in French Alps; Europe in shock

March 24th, 2015 12:37 pm by LORI HINNANT and CLAUDE PARIS, Associated Press

A passenger jet carrying at least 147 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France's president warned that no survivors were e

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After pumps stolen, Chattanooga waterfront barge sinks into Tennessee River

After pumps stolen, Chattanooga waterfront barge sinks into Tennessee River

March 24th, 2015 12:06 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Pumps expelling water from Allen Casey's rundown barge on Chattanooga's waterfront were stolen over the weekend, but were expected to be replaced over the next day or so.

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After shooting ex-wife, ex-cop tells her he loves her

After shooting ex-wife, ex-cop tells her he loves her

March 23rd, 2015 9:48 pm by Bob Fowler, Knoxville News Sentinel

After ex-cop Jeremy Alex Gambrell allegedly shot his ex-wife Jenny Gambrell several times Saturday afternoon, he held her hand, apologized to her and told her that he loved her, according to an arrest warrant.

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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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