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Mourners gather for driver killed by Tony Stewart's car

Mourners gather for driver killed by Tony Stewart's car

August 14th, 2014 11:55 am by MARY ESCH, Associated Press

Kevin Ward Jr.'s casket, decorated with orange and white flowers, was carried into South Lewis Senior High School about an hour before services were to begin. Ward, a 2012 graduate, lived in nearby Port Leyden.

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Judge clears record of ex-Knox trustee who pleaded guilty to misconduct

Judge clears record of ex-Knox trustee who pleaded guilty to misconduct

August 14th, 2014 10:41 am by Jim Balloch, Knoxville News-Sentinel

John Duncan III , the son of U.S. Rep. John J. "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. and nephew of state Sen. Becky Duncan Massey, pleaded guilty in July 2013 to the felony charge, and resigned from office.

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East Tennessee group rallying to bring submarine to region

East Tennessee group rallying to bring submarine to region

August 13th, 2014 4:40 pm by Associated Press

If the sub isn't sold, it will be sunk off the coast of Florida and turned into an artificial reef.

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Should Tony Stewart face criminal charges in racetrack death?

Should Tony Stewart face criminal charges in racetrack death?

August 13th, 2014 12:36 pm by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

"The question over whether someone was reckless is a factual one, and one a prosecutor might let a jury decide" - Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law.

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Execution date set for another Tennessee inmate

Execution date set for another Tennessee inmate

August 13th, 2014 12:28 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Supreme Court has set an execution date for Lee Hall, who was convicted in the 1991 death of his ex-girlfriend.

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Same-sex marriage: Appeals court won't delay ruling striking down Virginia's ban

Same-sex marriage: Appeals court won't delay ruling striking down Virginia's ban

August 13th, 2014 12:21 pm by Associated Press

A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court.

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Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in NE Tennessee wreck

Lawsuit filed by mother of teen killed in NE Tennessee wreck

August 13th, 2014 12:17 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Ashley N. Lawson, 18, of Mooresburg, was killed Aug. 5 after a tractor-trailer reportedly attempting to make an illegal left turn crossed the center line on Highway 11-W into the path of the vehicle Lawson was driving, causing a head-on collision.

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Knox torture slayings: Online petition to keep Coleman in prison tops 53K signatures

Knox torture slayings: Online petition to keep Coleman in prison tops 53K signatures

August 13th, 2014 11:57 am by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Vanessa Coleman has twice been convicted for facilitating the murder of Channon Christian, 21, who was kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed along with her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, in January 2007.

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Tough weeds: EPA set to rule on new version of herbicide

Tough weeds: EPA set to rule on new version of herbicide

August 13th, 2014 9:27 am by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press

Critics say more study is needed on the effects of the herbicide and they are concerned it could endanger public health.

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National Guard lending hand with tornado cleanup in NE Tennessee

National Guard lending hand with tornado cleanup in NE Tennessee

August 13th, 2014 8:56 am by Associated Press

The tornado hit the Speedwell area July 27 with winds greater than 140 mph, and storms also caused damage in Campbell and Claiborne counties.

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