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Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

Defense seeks mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

May 16th, 2015 4:12 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Attorneys for a former Vanderbilt University football player convicted of raping an unconscious student in 2013 have asked the judge to declare a mistrial.

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Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

Tennessee Aquarium crews release sturgeons back into Tennessee River

May 16th, 2015 4:00 pm by Kendi Anderson, Times Free Press

The prehistoric-looking lake sturgeon swam up and down the Tennessee River until 1961, when they disappeared.

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Trucker killed on I-40 in East Tennessee

Trucker killed on I-40 in East Tennessee

May 15th, 2015 4:11 pm by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Wreckage closed the westbound lanes for seven hours near Dandridge.

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Kingsport killer dies on death row after 37 years

Kingsport killer dies on death row after 37 years

May 15th, 2015 4:00 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Natural causes, not the needle, took life of Donald Wayne Strouth, who was sentenced to death in 1978.

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Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

Boston Marathon bomber sentenced to death

May 15th, 2015 3:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

A jury sentenced Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to death Friday for the Boston Marathon bombing, sweeping aside pleas that he was just a "kid" who fell under the influence of his fanatical older brother.

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'People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die' - B.B. King.

'People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die' - B.B. King.

May 15th, 2015 2:49 pm by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

The blues legend died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.

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Child wounded during armed robbery, shooting in Campbell County

Child wounded during armed robbery, shooting in Campbell County

May 15th, 2015 11:14 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The 12-year-old was struck during the gunfire and taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for treatment.

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Pilot Flying J customers claim fraud at Haslam-owned chain went deeper

Pilot Flying J customers claim fraud at Haslam-owned chain went deeper

May 15th, 2015 10:21 am by Travis Loller, Associated Press

A handful of companies that refused to settle fraud complaints in 2013 with Haslam-owned Pilot Flying J say they have uncovered a deception that other firms overlooked.

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TBI warns of fake painkillers 50 times stronger than heroin

TBI warns of fake painkillers 50 times stronger than heroin

May 15th, 2015 10:12 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about illicit pills that appear to be oxycodone but instead are a drug 50 times more potent than heroin.

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Sevier County deputy indicted for on-duty sex

Sevier County deputy indicted for on-duty sex

May 15th, 2015 10:03 am by Knoxville News Sentinel

A fired Sevier County Sheriff's Office deputy has been indicted for allegedly having sex on the job with woman he met earlier the same day while answering an E-911 call, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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