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Mumpower loses bid to become Tennessee House speaker

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Hank Hayes

After a dramatic series of floor moves, state Rep. Kent Williams of Elizabethon today became Tennessee's first GOP House speaker since retired Republican U.S. Rep. William L. "Bill" Jenkins was elected to the job in January 1969.

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Garbage truck snags power line in Kingsport, catches fire - VIDEO

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Rain Smith

An Allied Waste Service garbage truck snagged a line behind the Green Acres Shopping Center on North Eastman Road, catching fire in the process.

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Southwest Virginia man allegedly rapes woman at gunpoint

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Joshua Dwight Carnes, 23, Route 2, Box 335C, Ewing, will be arraigned today in Lee County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on charges of forcible rape, abduction by force, and use of a firearm to commit rape.

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Lee County police seek armed robbery suspect

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Lee County authorities are investigating a Sunday evening armed robbery of the Black Diamond convenience store at Stone Creek.

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Vaughn names Mumpower in ethics complaint

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by Hank Hayes

Former Tennessee state Rep. Nathan Vaughn has filed ethics complaints against two top House Republicans, including House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower, related to development of a Web site, www.nathanvaughn.com, that was not authorized by Vaughn.

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Father facing murder charge in toddler's shooting death

January 13th, 2009 12:00 am by NET News Service

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