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High court upholds mom's conviction in faith-healing case

High court upholds mom's conviction in faith-healing case

February 13th, 2015 10:47 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel

Using a Loudon County case as a backdrop, the Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday upheld for the first time a parent's right to choose faith over medicine - even if a child dies as a result.

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Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

Tenn. Supreme Court to hear challenge of electric chair law

February 13th, 2015 10:40 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to hear a legal challenge over a law allowing the state to electrocute death row prisoners if lethal injection drugs are unavailable.

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Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

Suspect in shooting of 3 students had 13 guns, stash of ammo

February 13th, 2015 10:37 pm by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press and JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

The suspect in the deaths of three Muslim college students in North Carolina had at least a dozen firearms stashed in his home, according to search warrants released Friday as world leaders decried the shootings.

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Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

Great horned owlet found in East Tennessee taken to wildlife rehabilitator

February 13th, 2015 3:49 pm by Liv McConnell, Knoxville News-Sentinel

TWRA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents determined the owlet's parents had not visited the nest since its return.

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Man arrested in shooting of pregnant woman in Memphis

Man arrested in shooting of pregnant woman in Memphis

February 13th, 2015 3:45 pm by Associated Press

Travis Tillman faces charges including attempted second-degree murder and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

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NFL withdraws combine invitation to A.J. Johnson, ex-Vol accused of rape

NFL withdraws combine invitation to A.J. Johnson, ex-Vol accused of rape

February 13th, 2015 1:27 pm by From staff and wire reports

Johnson had been on the list of invited players that was released last week.

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More Alabama counties start granting gay marriage licenses

More Alabama counties start granting gay marriage licenses

February 13th, 2015 1:21 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

By late Friday morning, about a third of Alabama's 67 counties were issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples, despite the opposition of the state's chief justice.

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FBI examining 3 slain in NC; family says it was hate crime

FBI examining 3 slain in NC; family says it was hate crime

February 13th, 2015 12:09 pm by Associated Press

Muslim groups planned to take their demands for a federal hate-crime investigation of three young Muslims slain in North Carolina to the White House on Friday.

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Blaze destroys Pennington Gap Town Hall

Blaze destroys Pennington Gap Town Hall

February 13th, 2015 11:21 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

Pennington Gap Town Hall was gutted by fire Thursday night, even as the mayor and town manager rushed to yank computer equipment out of the building.

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Attorneys: Williams, Johnson indicted in UT rape case

Attorneys: Williams, Johnson indicted in UT rape case

February 12th, 2015 9:38 pm by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

Former University of Tennessee football linebacker A.J. Johnson and current cornerback Michael Williams have been indicted by a Knox County grand jury on two counts each of aggravated rape, according to court records obtained Thursday.

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