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Police: DUI suspect claims boyfriend took $16,700 while fleeing wreck

Police: DUI suspect claims boyfriend took $16,700 while fleeing wreck

March 20th, 2015 8:50 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County DUI defendant told police Monday that her boyfriend, who fled from a wreck March 10 which resulted in her arrest, had also taken her purse and wallet containing $16,700 which was still unaccounted for.

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Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

Mom of 5-year-old who died after being forced to eat cigarette butts sentenced

March 20th, 2015 8:45 pm by Ben Benton, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The mother of the 5-year-old Rhea County boy who died in 2013 from injuries sustained at his home near Spring City netted a 60-year prison sentence in a guilty plea this week.

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FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

FBI asks for patience in black man's hanging in Mississippi

March 20th, 2015 8:40 pm by JOHNNY CLARK, Associated Press and JEFF AMY, Associated Press

An FBI agent appealed for patience Friday after a black man was found hanging from a tree in Mississippi, saying 30 federal, state and local agents were working intensively to determine whether he was killed or committed suicide.

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Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

Fracking: US tightens rules for chemical disclosure

March 20th, 2015 4:46 pm by MATTHEW DALY and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

The rule has been under consideration for more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike.

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Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

Sullivan County leader charged with sexual battery, kidnapping

March 20th, 2015 12:49 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

A former Kingsport alderman who currently serves on multiple community boards and commissions has been arrested, accused of sexual battery on a disabled woman at a business that he owns.

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Police: Stranger lures pregnant woman, cuts out her baby

Police: Stranger lures pregnant woman, cuts out her baby

March 19th, 2015 12:20 pm by Associated Press

A woman advertising baby clothes on Craigslist lured a pregnant stranger to her Colorado home and then stabbed her in the belly and took out her unborn child, police say.

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Tennessee fugitive wanted on child sex charges arrested in Florida

Tennessee fugitive wanted on child sex charges arrested in Florida

March 19th, 2015 11:02 am by Staff Report

Edward William Tarras Jr. had been on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list since Aug. 19, four days after he cut off his tracking bracelet and fled the state.

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to retire in 3 years; athletic director is out

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim to retire in 3 years; athletic director is out

March 18th, 2015 1:24 pm by JOHN KEKIS, AP Sports Writer

Longtime assistant coach Mike Hopkins, a former star for the Orange, is in line to succeed Boeheim.

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Snack food maker bringing 273 jobs to Sullivan County

Snack food maker bringing 273 jobs to Sullivan County

March 18th, 2015 10:56 am by NET News Service

On Wednesday morning, city and economic development officials announced plans for a $22 million investment, saying it will create 273 jobs within the next 48 months at Gateway Commerce Park in Sullivan County.

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UPDATE: At least 21 dead in attack on Tunisia museum, some gunmen may have escaped

UPDATE: At least 21 dead in attack on Tunisia museum, some gunmen may have escaped

March 18th, 2015 10:47 am by Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press

Gunmen opened fire Wednesday at a leading museum in Tunisia's capital, killing at least eight people and wounding six, including foreign tourists, authorities said.

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