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Man using 'blowtorch' to kill spider sets house ablaze

Man using 'blowtorch' to kill spider sets house ablaze

July 16th, 2014 6:24 pm by Associated Press

The man and his mother got out of the house, which sustained $60,000 worth of damage. Added a fire department spokesman, "I'm pretty sure the spider did not survive this fire."

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Off-duty Hawkins deputy nabs Walmart purse snatcher

Off-duty Hawkins deputy nabs Walmart purse snatcher

July 16th, 2014 3:41 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man has been sentenced to 30 days in jail in connection with a Walmart purse snatching which was foiled by an off-duty Hawkins County sheriff's deputy.

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'Judges are expected simply to do the right thing and I pledge to do that'

'Judges are expected simply to do the right thing and I pledge to do that'

July 16th, 2014 1:45 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Gary Wade says his children called him last weekend after receiving a politically charged direct mail piece. "They wanted to know when I became a liberal,"

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Attorney to appeal 12-year sentence in case of Tennessee woman who used meth while pregnant

Attorney to appeal 12-year sentence in case of Tennessee woman who used meth while pregnant

July 16th, 2014 1:27 pm by Associated Press

A federal judge sentenced a woman to 12 years and seven months in prison — more than the time recommended — because she was eight-months pregnant while helping cook and sample methamphetamine.

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Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

Pets' amenities rising trend for homebuilders

July 16th, 2014 1:25 pm by SUE MANNING, Associated Press

Standard Pacific Homes is building and selling homes in 27 developments from Florida to California and is believed to be the first to offer a pet suite as an option in every one.

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Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

Attorney: Prostitute had no reason to kill exec

July 16th, 2014 1:24 pm by MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

A high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin aboard his yacht had no reason to kill the man given how much money she was getting from him, a defense attorney said Wednesday.

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New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

New principals appointed in Church Hill and Rogersville

July 16th, 2014 12:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

There were two new Hawkins County school principal appointments this week, including the transfer of Teresa Drinnon from Joseph Rogers Primary to Church Hill Elementary.

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Surgoinsville's Main Street residents have until July 31 to sign up for sewer hookup

Surgoinsville's Main Street residents have until July 31 to sign up for sewer hookup

July 16th, 2014 10:30 am by Jeff Bobo

Time is running out for Surgoinsville's Main Street sewer customers to sign up for home installation at a discounted rate supplemented with grant funding.

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Kingsport residents, businesses rallied around downtown after devastating flood

Kingsport residents, businesses rallied around downtown after devastating flood

July 16th, 2014 8:58 am by Hank Hayes

No one saw it coming. The core of Kingsport's downtown area was at the end of its business day on July 17, 2013, when a cloudburst hit hard. In a matter of minutes, there was five feet of standing water in the vicinity of Broad and Market streets.

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Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

Lawyer: Mother of boy left in hot car devastated

July 16th, 2014 7:30 am by PHILLIP LUCAS, Associated Press

The woman's husband, Justin Ross Harris, was arrested on charges of murder and child cruelty after the boy's death June 18. He told police he left his son in the backseat of his SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.

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