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Black bear scales 10-foot fence to visit Knoxville Zoo

June 25th, 2013 11:46 am by Amy McCray, Knoxville News Sentinel

While zoos are always alert to keep their exotic animals safely inside their habitats, they rarely experience a wild animal the size of a bear wanting to get inside their boundaries.

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Scott County authorities drop rape charge after woman recants accusations

Scott County authorities drop rape charge after woman recants accusations

June 25th, 2013 11:00 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — A Church Hill man who was arrested last week for rape had his charges dismissed Tuesday during an appearance in Scott County General District Court after the alleged victim in the case recanted statements she gave to authorities.

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High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

June 25th, 2013 10:04 am by MARK SHERMAN,Associated Press

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.

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KHRA hoping to duplicate success of Lee Family Learning Center

KHRA hoping to duplicate success of Lee Family Learning Center

June 25th, 2013 9:51 am by Amanda J. Vicars

KHRA hopes to duplicate the successes of LFLC at a new learning center at Holly Hills. The new Holly Hills Learning Center will serve the more than 60 children who live at the public housing facility along with children from the surrounding neighborhood.

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Police: Meth operation found at tent in Sullivan County

Police: Meth operation found at tent in Sullivan County

June 25th, 2013 9:31 am by Rain Smith

Two people have been arrested after the alleged discovery of a methamphetamine operation at a tent along the northern most part of Sullivan County.

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Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

Johnson City police: Man waved to engineer, conductor before being killed by train

June 25th, 2013 7:46 am by SUE GUINN LEGG, NET News Service

A man killed by a train near West Market Street was sitting near the tracks and waved to the engineer before he was struck.

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Jones: Offseason workouts leave Vols in 'state of shock'

Jones: Offseason workouts leave Vols in 'state of shock'

June 25th, 2013 7:20 am by EVAN WOODBERY, GOVOLSXTRA

Tennessee’s football team is in a “state of shock” after enduring rigorous offseason workouts under the supervision of the strength and conditioning staff, UT coach Butch Jones said Monday.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

June 25th, 2013 7:09 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today, June 25.

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Trio involved in Hawkins river rescue honored by county commission

Trio involved in Hawkins river rescue honored by county commission - VIDEO

June 25th, 2013 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

On May 27 around 8 p.m. rescuers were called to the Holston River near the Hugh B. Day Bridge on Rt. 66 just south of Rogersville after a boat capsized, leaving two people stranded in the water. Neither of the boaters were wearing a life jacket, nor did t

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Hawkins dragstrip fans help stall new business regulating committee

Hawkins dragstrip fans help stall new business regulating committee

June 24th, 2013 11:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

What started as a proposal for the appointment of a committee to regulate Hawkins County businesses evolved into a referendum on late night drag racing during Monday’s Hawkins County Commission meeting.

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