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KPD: UT receiver Pearson suspect in alleged rape, suspended

KPD: UT receiver Pearson suspect in alleged rape, suspended

April 24th, 2015 9:46 pm by News Sentinel Staff

University of Tennessee senior wide receiver Von Pearson has been identified as a suspect in an alleged rape that was reported about 6 a.m. Friday, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

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School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

April 24th, 2015 9:43 pm by Megan Boehnke, News Sentinel Staff

A Knox County school bus driver removed from her route this week previously served a yearlong suspension after failing to intervene on behalf of students who were being bullied, according to personnel records.

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Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after government pushback

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after government pushback

April 24th, 2015 11:45 am by Tali Arbel and Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writers

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

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SW Virginia Little Leaguer's brush with death spurs sizable donation

SW Virginia Little Leaguer's brush with death spurs sizable donation

April 24th, 2015 11:42 am by Marci Gore, NET News Service

9-year-old Gabe Johnson needed CPR after he was hit in the chest with a pitch.

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State lawmakers considering move to building once set for tear-down

State lawmakers considering move to building once set for tear-down

April 23rd, 2015 12:57 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition.

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Gov. Haslam to consider speed-enforcement camera ban

Gov. Haslam to consider speed-enforcement camera ban

April 23rd, 2015 10:11 am by Associated Press

Legislation that seeks to ban speed-limit enforcement cameras in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration

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UPDATED: U.S. forces kill American, Italian hostages held by al-Qaida

UPDATED: U.S. forces kill American, Italian hostages held by al-Qaida

April 23rd, 2015 10:02 am by Associated Press

President Barack Obama said he took "full responsibility" for the counterterror missions and offered his "grief and condolences" to the families of the hostages.

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One dead after shooting in SE Tennessee

One dead after shooting in SE Tennessee

April 23rd, 2015 9:45 am by Chattanooga Times Free Press

Whitwell is just west of Chattanooga.

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School board readies budget for City Commission, cites lack of state and federal funding

School board readies budget for City Commission, cites lack of state and federal funding

April 23rd, 2015 9:37 am by Tony Casey

In a dress rehearsal of the budget presentation they will make to the Johnson City Commission at 4 p.m. on April 30, the Johnson City Board of Education made additions, alterations and clarifications in exactly how its members will the case for asking for

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Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

Man who shot Reagan seeks to live outside mental hospital

April 22nd, 2015 3:49 pm by JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

The would-be assassin of President Ronald Reagan is "clinically ready" to live fulltime outside a mental hospital, his lawyer argued in federal court on Wednesday.

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