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Man who urinated on elderly neighbor sentenced to probation, restraining order

Man who urinated on elderly neighbor sentenced to probation, restraining order

September 30th, 2014 4:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

"He just stuck his private parts out and peed in public in front of — there was a lot of children. When he did it I happened to be standing there. He peed all over me."

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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

September 30th, 2014 4:24 pm by FENIT NIRAPPIL, Associated Press

A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a voter referendum to repeal the law, which is scheduled to take effect in July 2015.

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Haslam working to stop shredding of books

Haslam working to stop shredding of books

September 30th, 2014 4:23 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday that he's continuing to negotiate with the U.S. Postal Service to prevent it from shredding Imagination Library books delivered to incorrect addresses.

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Olympian Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympian Phelps arrested on DUI charge

September 30th, 2014 1:50 pm by JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

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Offer to 'rock' cop's world nets bribery charge

Offer to 'rock' cop's world nets bribery charge

September 30th, 2014 1:31 pm by Rain Smith

A woman was arrested for trespassing and public intoxication at a Memorial Boulevard apartment, then pleaded for the officer to visit a motel instead of jail.

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Juvenile won't be tried as adult in fatal shooting of half-brother in Wise County

Juvenile won't be tried as adult in fatal shooting of half-brother in Wise County

September 30th, 2014 11:29 am by Stephen Igo

The first of Monday morning's "back-to-back" 911 calls from the residence claimed someone — apparently the 24-year-old shooting victim — was trying to set the inside of the home on fire. The second call reported shots fired.

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Vintage Junkie: Altering a Vintage Suitcase

Vintage Junkie: Altering a Vintage Suitcase

September 30th, 2014 10:28 am by Melissa Baskette

One of the hottest vintage items currently is vintage suitcases. They can be repurposed or altered into one-of-a-kind functional pieces of art.

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Gov. Haslam tells Tenn. agencies to plan for cuts

Gov. Haslam tells Tenn. agencies to plan for cuts

September 30th, 2014 8:28 am by Associated Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the move comes following a spending year in which revenues fell more than $300 million short of projections, leading the governor to cancel planned raises for state workers and teachers.

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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

September 30th, 2014 8:26 am by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

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Hawkins commission approves budget with 12 cent property tax hike

Hawkins commission approves budget with 12 cent property tax hike

September 30th, 2014 6:00 am by Jeff Bobo

The final vote was 12-6 thanks to three commissioners who changed their position from earlier in the meeting.

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