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41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

41 charged in dead deer insurance scam

May 29th, 2014 8:30 pm by Associated Press

Forty-one people in Philadelphia have been charged in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

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Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

Arrest made in Hawkins County attempted murder

May 29th, 2014 5:50 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport woman has been arrested in connection with November's alleged "ambush-style" shooting in Church Hill, with police saying a second suspect has also been identified.

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2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

2 ex-Army soldiers laundered Afghanistan bribes

May 29th, 2014 4:00 pm by BRETT BARROUQUERE and ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

The men told judges during separate hearings that they took the money in exchange for steering work to favored Afghan contractors. They face up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced in September.

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Judge: E. Tenn. city can change name to Rocky Top

Judge: E. Tenn. city can change name to Rocky Top

May 29th, 2014 3:56 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The plan is for Lake City to cash in on the fame of the song "Rocky Top." But Gatlinburg-based House of Bryant, which owns the rights to the song and multiple Rocky Top trademarks, has sued to stop the plan.

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Sullivan County to sue Kingsport, Bristol

Sullivan County to sue Kingsport, Bristol

May 29th, 2014 12:56 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission voted Thursday (by the narrowest possible margin) to file a lawsuit against the cities. At issue: up to 34 years worth of liquor-by-the-drink taxes.

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UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

UPDATE: Pursuit suspect killed by police is identified

May 29th, 2014 12:17 pm by Rain Smith

The lengthy pursuit began in Washington County, Va., with speeds eventually exceeding 100 mph and police vehicles rammed. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office's sole role in the incident was preserving the scene of the shooting.

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Hospital accuses mom of 'medical child abuse,' bars her from contact with ill son

Hospital accuses mom of 'medical child abuse,' bars her from contact with ill son

May 29th, 2014 7:18 am by By Christy Gutowski, Chicago Tribune (MCT)

A Chicago hospital accused the woman of interfering in Isaiah's medical care, moving him from hospital to hospital across five states and disagreeing with doctors' advice and demanding a powerful sedative.

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White House touts energy policies as rules loom

White House touts energy policies as rules loom

May 29th, 2014 7:08 am by JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press

Setting the stage for upcoming restrictions on coal-fired power plants, the Obama administration is making a concerted effort to cast its energy policy as an economic success that is creating jobs.

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Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

Study: 30 percent of world is now fat, no country immune

May 28th, 2014 10:47 pm by Associated Press

The highest rates were in the Middle East and North Africa, where nearly 60 percent of men and 65 percent of women are heavy.

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Southern Baptist membership declines for seventh year

Southern Baptist membership declines for seventh year

May 28th, 2014 6:36 pm by Associated Press

A report by the Southern Baptist Convention's publishing arm, Lifeway Christian Resources, puts total membership in the Nashville-based SBC at 15.7 million. That's down from 15.9 million in 2012, a decrease of a little less than 1 percent.

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