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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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Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

Missouri shooting victim called quiet, respectful

August 12th, 2014 8:59 pm by DAVID A. LIEB, Associated Press

Michael Brown Sr. stood alone in the center of the narrow street where the blood of his namesake son still stained the gray pavement, two days after the 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer. He straightened a waist-high wooden cross and re-lit th

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Sheriff's office says Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

Sheriff's office says Robin Williams hanged himself with belt

August 12th, 2014 2:24 pm by Associated Press

Shortly before noon Monday, the Sheriff's Department received an emergency call from the home, where the star of "Good Will Hunting," ''Mrs. Doubtfire," ''Good Morning, Vietnam" and dozens of other films was pronounced dead.

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Man gets life in prison for Tennessee post office killings

Man gets life in prison for Tennessee post office killings

August 12th, 2014 1:31 pm by Associated Press

Chastain Montgomery had faced the death penalty at trial but entered a plea.

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Police cite threats, won't name cop who killed teen

Police cite threats, won't name cop who killed teen

August 12th, 2014 1:04 pm by ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

The officer was placed on administrative Saturday after fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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Florida couple killed in apparent murder/suicide in Sevier rental cabin

Florida couple killed in apparent murder/suicide in Sevier rental cabin

August 12th, 2014 12:10 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Authorities were alerted at 11:50 a.m. by a woman who said two people had been shot in the cabin at 2560 Treehouse Lane, according to a news release from the Sevier County Sheriff's Office.

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4-year-old boy drowns at birthday party in Middle Tennessee

4-year-old boy drowns at birthday party in Middle Tennessee

August 12th, 2014 7:33 am by The Daily News Journal

Evan Sayvone died at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, according to the release from the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office.

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