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US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

US gas prices fell 13 cents per gallon, but expected to rise

January 25th, 2015 9:23 pm by Associated Press

The average price of a regular gallon of gas dropped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.07, but it could soon rise.

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'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

January 25th, 2015 5:09 pm by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

A winter that has largely spared the Northeast thus far is about to arrive with gusto: A storm the National Weather Service called "potentially historic" could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Connecticut.

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Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

Abe 'speechless' after video claims IS hostage dead

January 25th, 2015 2:13 pm by YURI KAGEYAMA, Associated Press

Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purportedly showed that one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and he demanded the release of the other.

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Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

Rape trial spurs discussion of hostess role on campus

January 24th, 2015 9:25 pm by Anita Wadhwani and Adam Sparks, The Tennessean

The relationship between female students and male athletes has been at the forefront in the first two weeks of the trial of two former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student.

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88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

88 year-old mother of DEA raid target Peterson, arrested on neglect charges

January 24th, 2015 9:19 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of Geoffrey Deane Peterson, the Hixson man whose businesses were targeted in a DEA raid on Friday, was arrested Friday for "willful neglect, abuse, or exploitation of an adult."

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2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

2 inmates escape Sevier Co. jail

January 24th, 2015 1:48 pm by Jay Miller, Knoxville News Sentinel

Two inmates escaped from the Sevier County jail late Friday night, according to Sheriff Ron Seals.

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Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

January 24th, 2015 1:43 pm by Associated Press

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.

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Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban

January 24th, 2015 1:37 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.

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Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

Alleged home intruder nabbed with billy club that was described by victim

January 23rd, 2015 9:32 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated burglary Tuesday night after allegedly bursting into a Rogersville home with a "billy club" - apparently looking for his brother.

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Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

Knox jailer fired, 1 quits, 2 disciplined over inmate abuse

January 23rd, 2015 9:25 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Knox County Sheriff's Office on Friday released video of a Nov. 28 use of force against a jail inmate that spawned an internal affairs investigation and led one deputy to quit, one corrections officer to be fired and two others to be disciplined.ntion

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