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Hawkins County man accused of beating three people with metal pipe

Hawkins County man accused of beating three people with metal pipe

March 4th, 2014 6:38 am by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man who was arrested Sunday night for allegedly beating three neighbors on the head with a pipe was reportedly too combative in the Hawkins County Jail Monday morning to be arraigned.

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Russian troops tighten grip on Crimean Peninsula

Russian troops tighten grip on Crimean Peninsula

March 3rd, 2014 9:50 pm by DALTON BENNETT, Associated Press

Russian troops said to be 16,000 strong tightened their stranglehold on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula Monday, openly defying the U.S. and the European Union and rattling world capitals and stock markets.

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Friends common source of abused prescription meds

Friends common source of abused prescription meds

March 3rd, 2014 8:06 pm by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Most people who abuse addictive prescription painkillers get them for free from friends or relatives, while drug dealers are a relatively uncommon source for those at highest risk for deadly overdoses, a government study found.

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Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

Supermarket wine sales bill headed to Gov. Haslam

March 3rd, 2014 7:47 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

Legislation that would let voters decide whether their cities or counties allow wine to be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores has been sent to the governor, who is expected to sign the measure into law.

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Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

Kingsport drug dealer sentenced to prison

March 3rd, 2014 4:07 pm by Staff Report

A Kingsport man who reportedly conspired to deal 14,000 oxycodone pills in Northeast Tennessee will serve 270 months in federal prison.

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Stocks fall as Ukraine tensions rise

Stocks fall as Ukraine tensions rise

March 3rd, 2014 2:19 pm by STEVE ROTHWELL, AP Markets Writer

Global stocks fell sharply Monday on rising tension over Russia's military advance into Ukraine and the threat of sanctions by Western governments.

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Telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

Telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

March 3rd, 2014 2:15 pm by MARCY GORDON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press

In closed-door meetings with policymakers phone companies are taking a less accommodating stance with government and rattling the historically tight bond between telecom and the surveillance community.

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Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial

Pistorius pleads not guilty at murder trial

March 3rd, 2014 11:14 am by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press; GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

The first witness in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial testified Monday to hearing "blood-curdling" screams from a woman before she heard four gunshots on the night the double-amputee Olympian killed his girlfriend.

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Update: Winter weather advisory extended

Update: Winter weather advisory extended

March 3rd, 2014 11:00 am by Stephen Igo

A winter weather advisory across Northeast Tennessee that was originally set to end at 3 p.m. has been extended.

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Putin's push into Ukraine could be his Tiananmen Square

Putin's push into Ukraine could be his Tiananmen Square

March 3rd, 2014 9:18 am by By Markos Kounalakis, The Sacramento Bee (MCT)

When looking to history, the Russian military moves in Ukraine may resemble Hitler's "Anschluss" - the German annexation of Austria leading up to World War II - but the real effect is for this to be Putin's "Tiananmen Square."

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