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2 dozen riders stranded for hours on roller coaster

2 dozen riders stranded for hours on roller coaster

July 8th, 2014 10:48 am by Associated Press

The coaster hit a tree branch, dislodging the front car. Four people received minor injuries.

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Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

July 7th, 2014 9:43 pm by NET News Service

A Hawkins County brother and sister are facing numerous charges related to the theft of their father's vehicle Sunday evening, and a subsequent high-speed chase with police that included gunfire and ended in a crash.

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Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

July 7th, 2014 9:29 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County man who was found preaching in the middle of Main Street in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning claimed God was in him, but his arresting officer alleges that a large quantity of alcohol was in him as well.

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Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

July 7th, 2014 7:11 pm by David Cobb, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 56-year-old man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

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Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

July 7th, 2014 6:56 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Jantry Shupe has resigned his position as an alderman for the city of Kingsport.

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Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

July 7th, 2014 9:36 am by Associated Press

A 23-year-old man also jumped into the river and was able to rescue the boy.

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Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 7th, 2014 8:52 am by Associated Press

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches.

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Sick out: 308 Memphis police officers call in sick

Sick out: 308 Memphis police officers call in sick

July 7th, 2014 7:46 am by Associated Press

Because of the number of officers out, the Shelby County Sheriff's Department is helping to patrol the city.

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Department of Energy says $12 billion needed to complete Oak Ridge cleanup

Department of Energy says $12 billion needed to complete Oak Ridge cleanup

July 7th, 2014 7:37 am by Frank Munger, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A lot remains to be done - and it won't be cheap.

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Couple married 33 years separate so wife can keep insurance

Couple married 33 years separate so wife can keep insurance

July 5th, 2014 9:46 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

The day Linda Drain put baby's breath in her hair and said "I do," she had no idea that government policies would tear her apart from her husband.

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