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Mom of slaying victim relieved' at lesser verdict in slaying of pregnant teen

Mom of slaying victim relieved' at lesser verdict in slaying of pregnant teen

January 16th, 2015 9:18 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

The tattoo told the tale of this devastating loss for the mother and grandmother of a slain teenager and her unborn son.

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Jurors view explicit images in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

Jurors view explicit images in ex-Vandy players' rape trial

January 16th, 2015 9:10 pm by SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

Recovered cellphone images said to show the sexual assault of an unconscious coed were on graphic display for jurors Friday in the rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players.

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Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

Supreme Court to hear same-sex marriage cases in April

January 16th, 2015 3:37 pm by Associated Press

The Supreme Court says it will decide whether same-sex couples nationwide have a right to marry under the Constitution.

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Penn State gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

Penn State gets wins restored, Paterno again winningest coach

January 16th, 2015 2:14 pm by MARK SCOLFORO and MARC LEVY, Associated Press

The new deal also directs a $60 million fine to address child abuse be spent within Pennsylvania and resolves that lawsuit.

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Knox jury convicts man of killing girlfriend, fetus

Knox jury convicts man of killing girlfriend, fetus

January 16th, 2015 2:05 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The 10-man, two-woman jury instead found Brandon Scott Donaldson, 24, guilty of second-degree murder in the slayings of Marcia Crider and her 13-week-old unborn son.

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Knoxville bank robbery standoff ends with 6 in custody

Knoxville bank robbery standoff ends with 6 in custody

January 16th, 2015 1:34 pm by Jay Miller, Knoxville News-Sentinel

The incident began with a bank robbery downtown about 9:15 a.m. and ended about noon.

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Obama, UK leader Cameron pledge to help seek justice for Paris attacks

Obama, UK leader Cameron pledge to help seek justice for Paris attacks

January 16th, 2015 1:32 pm by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

"We know what we're up against, and we know how we will win" - British Prime Minister David Cameron.

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County commissioner: Sunshine Law 'stinks'

County commissioner: Sunshine Law 'stinks'

January 15th, 2015 9:14 pm by Louie Brogdon, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Hamilton County commissioners say they could do their jobs a lot better if they didn't have to do everything in public. Just trust them.

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Former youth pastor charged with statutory rape

Former youth pastor charged with statutory rape

January 15th, 2015 9:04 pm by Andy Humbles, The Tennessean

A former youth pastor at a Lebanon church has been charged with 10 counts of statutory rape by an authority figure in Wilson County, according to indictments issued.

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Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

Bill outlines Haslam's changes to teacher evaluations

January 15th, 2015 8:09 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

A bill that reduces the role student test scores play in teacher employment evaluations was introduced Thursday, one of three that Gov. Bill Haslam plans to include in his legislative agenda this year.

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