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Tennessee man meets woman he rescued as infant

Tennessee man meets woman he rescued as infant

May 23rd, 2014 11:51 am by MIKE BLACKERBY, Knoxville News Sentinel

The emotional embrace and teary-eyed reunion was well worth the 58-year wait for a Vonore man and the woman whom as an abandoned baby he rescued long ago in a secluded Indiana field.

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Mayor Phillips rescinds dinner invite to JC officials

Mayor Phillips rescinds dinner invite to JC officials

May 23rd, 2014 11:06 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

After backlash from a media report that he said blew the issue out of proportion, Kingsport Mayor Dennis Phillips said he is rescinding his invitation to Johnson City commissioners for a "cordial dinner."

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Former Blountville day care worker indicted on child abuse charge

Former Blountville day care worker indicted on child abuse charge

May 23rd, 2014 9:56 am by Rain Smith

An incident caught by a surveillance camera at a Blountville day care center has led to the arrest of a former employee.

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Man pleads guilty to killing 2 rural Tenn. postal workers

Man pleads guilty to killing 2 rural Tenn. postal workers

May 23rd, 2014 6:45 am by ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press

A former corrections officer pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally shooting two workers at a rural Tennessee post office in a deal that allows him to avoid the death penalty and spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

May 23rd, 2014 12:13 am by Associated Press

A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother's boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor, but she was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday.

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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

House defies Pentagon on defense spending

May 22nd, 2014 10:12 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

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Tennessee brings back electric chair

Tennessee brings back electric chair

May 22nd, 2014 8:38 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill into law allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates in the event the state is unable to obtain drugs used for lethal injections.

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Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

Suspected serial stalker arrested in Kingsport

May 22nd, 2014 6:01 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man was arrested Thursday and being held without bond after police said they received "hundreds" of reports on his inappropriate behavior over the past week. Claims of theft, burglary and rape are also under investigation.

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House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

House passes curbs on NSA surveillance

May 22nd, 2014 4:01 pm by KEN DILANIAN, AP Intelligence Writer

The House on Thursday passed legislation to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

More departures from Haslam-owned truck-stop chain

May 22nd, 2014 3:58 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

With a year-long federal fraud investigation looming over it, the huge truck-stop chain owned by the family of the Cleveland Browns owner and Tennessee's governor is doing some housecleaning at its highest levels.

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