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Parole hearing continued in 'Stringbean' murder case

Parole hearing continued in 'Stringbean' murder case

May 6th, 2014 6:55 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Board of Parole has asked for a psychological evaluation for the man in prison for murdering country comic David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, in 1973.

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Police: JC man was intoxicated when he burned infant's face with cigarette

Police: JC man was intoxicated when he burned infant's face with cigarette

May 6th, 2014 5:19 pm by NET News Service

The child's mother told police she found Cody Shaw holding their son in the doorway with a cigarette in his hand close to the infant's face. She grabbed the child and reportedly spotted a burn mark on his face.

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KPD finds pot, cash after suspect allegedly shot at car three days earlier

KPD finds pot, cash after suspect allegedly shot at car three days earlier

May 6th, 2014 4:41 pm by Nick Shepherd

Close to a pound of a marijuana was found, along with cash and guns, in a Kingsport man's apartment after he was arrested for shooting at a vehicle three days before, according to Kingsport police.

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Man who flipped truck allegedly admits drinking two beers, taking 'anxiety' medicine

Man who flipped truck allegedly admits drinking two beers, taking 'anxiety' medicine

May 6th, 2014 4:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man who rolled his pickup on its side in a two-vehicle accident early Friday morning allegedly admitted to drinking two beers and taking his "anxiety" medicine earlier in the day.

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Damage, missing bumper betray woman's version of Hawkins wreck

Damage, missing bumper betray woman's version of Hawkins wreck

May 6th, 2014 3:29 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman told police she'd been sideswiped by an oncoming vehicle Sunday morning, but the damage to her vehicle, as well as her bumper found near a downed fence, told a different story.

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Photos: Roosevelt students release butterflies

Photos: Roosevelt students release butterflies

May 6th, 2014 12:53 pm by David Grace

Roosevelt Elementary Life Skills and Pre-K class released 75 painted lady butterflies into the butterfly garden Friday, May 2. The butterfly release was part of a program to develop a sustainable garden at the school.

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KPD makes arrest in serial indecent exposures

KPD makes arrest in serial indecent exposures

May 6th, 2014 11:44 am by Rain Smith

A West Virginia man has been arrested by Kingsport police, accused of exposing himself to women in hotel elevators and a shopping center's parking lot.

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Missing cucumbers ignite knife attack

Missing cucumbers ignite knife attack

May 6th, 2014 11:01 am by Rain Smith

The victim was mowing when a neighbor, age 72, entered his yard and pulled out a pocket knife, making accusations of vegetables stolen from his garden.

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Coke, Pepsi dropping 'BVO' from all drinks

Coke, Pepsi dropping 'BVO' from all drinks

May 6th, 2014 8:30 am by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

The ingredient had been the target of petitions, is patented as a flame retardant and isn't approved for use in Japan and the European Union.

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TVA to cut more than 10 percent of jobs

TVA to cut more than 10 percent of jobs

May 6th, 2014 8:23 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Valley Authority says 750 employees have retired or resigned through a voluntary incentive program, another 1,000 vacant positions are being eliminated and more cuts are on the way.

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