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Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

Woman seeks brawl with cops outside bar

June 2nd, 2015 3:10 pm by Rain Smith

In responding to a report of a fight at a Kingsport bar, officers found a woman in the parking lot screaming, "(Expletive) the police!" The female - listed at 4 feet 11 and 128 lbs - then "squared up" and boasted, "Yeah, I said it!"

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Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

Parole Board: Hearing in grape soda child murder case an error

June 2nd, 2015 2:10 pm by Jeff Bobo

A spokesperson for the Tennessee Board of Parole told the Times-News Tuesday that convicted grape soda child killer Mary Lavonne Vaughn was mistakenly placed on the docket for a June 15 parole hearing.

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First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

First Tennessee to pay $212.5 million for bad mortgage loans

June 2nd, 2015 1:38 pm by Associated Press

When many of those loans later defaulted, the banks holding the loans were able to submit insurance claims to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their losses.

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Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

Second phase of Sullivan improvements ready to begin

June 2nd, 2015 1:15 pm by Matthew Lane

Barricades went up along Sullivan Street on Monday, from Clinchfield Street to Revere Street, and two pieces of heavy equipment were on site.

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Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams

June 2nd, 2015 11:51 am by BETH J. HARPAZ, AP Travel Editor

Visits by Americans were up 36 percent between January and early May compared to the same period a year ago, and up 14 percent among all international arrivals.

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Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing

June 2nd, 2015 10:08 am by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Divers on Tuesday pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors, state media said, giving some small hope to an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.

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Boston Marathon bomber's college friend faces sentencing

Boston Marathon bomber's college friend faces sentencing

June 2nd, 2015 10:07 am by Associated Press

A college friend of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces up to seven years in prison when he's sentenced for impeding the bombing investigation.

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Mayor believes Baltimore will rebound after record month of violence

Mayor believes Baltimore will rebound after record month of violence

June 2nd, 2015 10:06 am by By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun (TNS)

As Baltimore reels from its most violent month in 40 years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake remains upbeat about the city's efforts to fight crime, pointing to the success of an anti-violence program

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States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

States pursue varied police reforms amid national debate

June 2nd, 2015 8:30 am by By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline.org (TNS)

Spurred by police shootings in Missouri, South Carolina, Ohio and Maryland, lawmakers in many states have debated policing reform measures this legislative session.

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Dry May could hurt area farmers

Dry May could hurt area farmers

June 2nd, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Paired with low humidity in the first half of the month, the abnormally dry weather caused some problems for local farmers.

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