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Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

April 17th, 2014 10:58 pm by ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer

Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too cold for life.

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108th Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

108th Tennessee General Assembly adjourns for the year

April 17th, 2014 4:28 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded a session Thursday in which they approved measures to allow folks to buy wine in grocery stores, fight methamphetamine production and give high school graduates free tuition at community colleges.

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Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

Obama shows skepticism on Russia in Ukraine

April 17th, 2014 4:26 pm by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama conveyed skepticism Thursday about Russian promises to de-escalate a volatile situation in Ukraine, and said the United States and its allies are ready to impose fresh sanctions if Moscow doesn't make good on its commitments.

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Woman sentenced for stealing $74K from late brother's estate

Woman sentenced for stealing $74K from late brother's estate

April 17th, 2014 3:52 pm by Jeff Bobo

The sister of a Hawkins County man who died in 1999 was sentenced to eight years Wednesday for stealing more than $74,000 from his estate over the course of 14 years.

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Lane of Stone Drive closed until Friday evening

Lane of Stone Drive closed until Friday evening

April 17th, 2014 2:52 pm by Staff Report

The closure is to allow emergency road repairs required by the opening of a sink hole just east of Netherland Inn Road, in the vicinity of Gold Star Fitness.

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Ex-Boone coach investigated for alleged relationship with student

Ex-Boone coach investigated for alleged relationship with student

April 17th, 2014 2:33 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A former Daniel Boone High School basketball coach who resigned earlier this year is now the subject of a state criminal investigation about a possible inappropriate relationship with a student.

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Man convicted of sex crimes against children in Sullivan County

Man convicted of sex crimes against children in Sullivan County

April 17th, 2014 1:48 pm by Nick Shepherd

Dwight R. Walton II was accused of sexually penetrating a young girl on four occasions, along with possessing more than 50 images of child pornography.

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Pregnant woman allegedly assaults 7 SCSO officers

Pregnant woman allegedly assaults 7 SCSO officers

April 17th, 2014 12:10 pm by Rain Smith

A reportedly pregnant Kingsport woman faces multiple charges after allegedly fleeing police and assaulting seven officers, spurring a referral to the Department of Children's Services.

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Her quest: Dying husband's remark leads woman onto new life track to fight disorder that killed him

Her quest: Dying husband's remark leads woman onto new life track to fight disorder that killed him

April 17th, 2014 10:23 am by Nick Shepherd

When they did meet, it was the classic love-at-first-sight story. The pair would marry a year and a half after meeting and would be happily married for seven years until a medical disorder known as lymphedema tore them apart.

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House passes bill to allow electric chair in Tenn.

House passes bill to allow electric chair in Tenn.

April 17th, 2014 7:43 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The bill would keep lethal injection as the preferred method for executions, but would allow the electric chair if the state were unable to obtain the necessary drugs or if lethal injections were found unconstitutional.

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