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School apologizes for black history lunch menu

School apologizes for black history lunch menu

February 6th, 2014 2:32 pm by Associated Press

Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

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Nashville sued for records in Vanderbilt rape case

Nashville sued for records in Vanderbilt rape case

February 6th, 2014 8:59 am by Associated Press

Four former football players are accused of raping an unconscious student in a dorm on June 23 and have pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual battery charges.

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Prosecutor: Forced soda, water consumption led to Hawkins child's death

Prosecutor: Forced soda, water consumption led to Hawkins child's death

February 6th, 2014 6:41 am by Jeff Bobo

SURGOINSVILLE — Attorney General Berkeley Bell says the biological father and stepmother forced her to drink as many as 4.5 12-ounce bottles of grape soda and an unknown amount of water. “They also failed to take care of the child once she was injured.”

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Attorneys disagree on issues surrounding firing of Sullivan Highway Department workers

Attorneys disagree on issues surrounding firing of Sullivan Highway Department workers

February 5th, 2014 11:33 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE — Bobbie Manning said Wednesday he has personally paid the $9,000 fee to secure the $100,000 bond required to serve as highway commissioner in Sullivan County.

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Johnson City woman pleads guilty to production of child pornography by a parent

Johnson City woman pleads guilty to production of child pornography by a parent

February 5th, 2014 10:41 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

GREENEVILLE — A Johnson City woman accused of taking money so three of her children could be used in a pornography production pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of the federal charges filed against her last year.

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Ultimate Smoke owner sentenced to three years

Ultimate Smoke owner sentenced to three years

February 5th, 2014 9:15 pm by Matthew Lane

GREENEVILLE — According to court records, Catoe opened Ultimate Smoke in March 2011, selling synthetic marijuana, bath salts and other drug paraphernalia, arguing at the time the products were incense and potpourri and not meant for human consumption.

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Pope pressured to act on abuse after U.N. rebuke

Pope pressured to act on abuse after U.N. rebuke

February 5th, 2014 7:23 pm by Associated Press

VATICAN CITY (AP) — In a report that thrilled victims and stunned the Vatican, a United Nations panel said the Holy See maintained a “code of silence” that enabled priests to sexually abuse tens of thousands of children over decades with impunity.

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ATF, FBI and KPD bomb squad search Hawkins residence for explosives

ATF, FBI and KPD bomb squad search Hawkins residence for explosives

February 5th, 2014 4:24 pm by Jeff Bobo

Federal authorities and the Kingsport Police Department bomb squad converged on a Church Hill residence early Wednesday morning after items suspected to be bombs, and /or bomb making materials were allegedly found in a residence.

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Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

Experiment adds sense of touch to artificial hand

February 5th, 2014 3:02 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

To feel what you touch — that's the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a mandarin orange.

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North student arrested after allegedly taking pistol onto school bus, threatening student

North student arrested after allegedly taking pistol onto school bus, threatening student

February 5th, 2014 1:54 pm by Rain Smith

BLOUNTVILLE — On Tuesday the 17-year-old Sullivan North student was charged with aggravated assault, carrying a weapon on school property and three charges of reckless endangerment.

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