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Snake-handling pastor charged with aggravated assault

Snake-handling pastor charged with aggravated assault

March 16th, 2015 9:30 am by News Sentinel staff

A snake-handling pastor was arrested Sunday night in Campbell County on charges of aggravated assault and felony reckless endangerment.

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Man puts 'crazy' case behind him; rape charges dropped after he spent 7 months in jail

Man puts 'crazy' case behind him; rape charges dropped after he spent 7 months in jail

March 15th, 2015 4:19 pm by Claire Wiseman, Chattanooga Times Free Press

For more than seven months, Bobby Bradshaw sat in a Hamilton County Jail cell, thinking about how he looked from outside. The news stories called him a rapist and a military impersonator. His mugshot was splashed around the Web. He wondered how his tattoo

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Child continues to thrive after abuse left him brain damaged

Child continues to thrive after abuse left him brain damaged

March 15th, 2015 4:11 pm by TAVIA D. GREEN, The Leaf-Chronicle

David Slee III slumbered peacefully in his special wheel chair and woke occasionally at the sound of his father, uncle or grandmother's voice.

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South African woman celebrates 100th birthday with a skydive

South African woman celebrates 100th birthday with a skydive

March 15th, 2015 4:06 pm by Associated Press

Celebrating her 100th birthday with a parachute jump is not enough for South African Georgina Harwood. She plans to make her centenary even more exciting by doing a shark cage dive on Monday.

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Rich NY eccentric's family 'grateful' for his murder arrest

Rich NY eccentric's family 'grateful' for his murder arrest

March 15th, 2015 4:04 pm by JANET MCCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press

Robert Durst, a wealthy eccentric linked to two killings and his wife's disappearance, was arrested on a murder warrant just before Sunday's finale in a serial documentary about his life.

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Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

Gay groups march at last in Boston St. Patrick's Day parade

March 15th, 2015 4:02 pm by IGNACIO LAGUARDA, Associated Press

Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade made history Sunday as two gay and lesbian groups marched after decades of opposition that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

Prosecutor: 20-year-old charged in shootings of 2 officers

March 15th, 2015 3:56 pm by JIM SALTER, Associated Press

A 20-year-old man charged Sunday with shooting two police officers who were keeping watch over a demonstration outside the Ferguson Police Department had participated in the protests earlier that night, police said.

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Iowa woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

Iowa woman: Stomach pains led to surprise birth in shower

March 14th, 2015 7:47 pm by Associated Press

A Des Moines woman stepped into the shower this week to help ease the discomfort of stomach pains. She emerged holding a newborn.

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In far-flung US territories, gay marriage hasn't arrived

In far-flung US territories, gay marriage hasn't arrived

March 14th, 2015 7:39 pm by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

While more than 70 percent of U.S. states now allow same-sex marriage, the waves of change have yet to reach America's far-flung and socially conservative territories in the Caribbean and Pacific.

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Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

Study calls heart imaging into question for mild chest pain

March 14th, 2015 7:31 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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