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Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

Blountville man wanted after pointing shotgun at children

August 1st, 2013 11:13 am by Rain Smith

Police are attempting to locate a Blountville man accused of pulling a shotgun on children playing near his home, then striking an adult in the face with the weapon's barrel when confronted about the incident.

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Homeless Knoxville man allegedly holds woman captive in vacant building

Homeless Knoxville man allegedly holds woman captive in vacant building

August 1st, 2013 7:13 am by Hayes Hickman, Knoxville News Sentinel

A homeless registered sex offender faces new charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman and holding her captive at knife point in a vacant Knoxville building for several hours before she could escape.

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Memphis mother arrested after children fatally stabbed

Memphis mother arrested after children fatally stabbed

August 1st, 2013 7:07 am by Associated Press

Police said the mother was in custody late Wednesday night. The Commercial Appeal reported the children were 6 years old and nearly 2 years old.

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Uruguay moves one step closer to creating legal marijuana market

Uruguay moves one step closer to creating legal marijuana market

July 31st, 2013 11:48 pm by Associated Press

Uruguay’s unprecedented plan to create a legal marijuana market was approved by 50 of the 96 lawmakers present in the lower house of Congress just before midnight Wednesday.

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Sullivan Budget Commission recommends no increase in county's property tax rate

Sullivan Budget Commission recommends no increase in county's property tax rate premium content

July 31st, 2013 11:11 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission’s Budget Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the full commission not increase the county’s property tax rate for the budget year that began a month ago.

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Women kept diaries of captivity in Cleveland

Women kept diaries of captivity in Cleveland

July 31st, 2013 10:35 pm by Associated Press

Three women held captive in Cleveland for a decade kept diaries documenting the horrific physical and sexual abuse they suffered on a daily basis, prosecutors said Wednesday. The kidnapper, Ariel Castro, is being sentenced Thursday.

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Analysis: Not all are happy with pope’s revolution

Analysis: Not all are happy with pope’s revolution

July 31st, 2013 10:06 pm by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Four months into his papacy, Francis has called on young Catholics in the trenches to take up spiritual arms to shake up a dusty, doctrinaire church that is losing faithful and relevance. He has said women must have a greater role.

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Origin of stomach bug outbreak still mystery

Origin of stomach bug outbreak still mystery

July 31st, 2013 9:31 pm by Associated Press

Nearly 400 people across the country have been sickened by cyclospora, a lengthy intestinal illness usually contracted by eating contaminated food. But if you’re looking to find out exactly where it came from, you may be out of luck.

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Scott teen's first-degree murder case bound over to grand jury

Scott teen's first-degree murder case bound over to grand jury

July 31st, 2013 8:10 pm by Wes Bunch

A Scott County teen who allegedly assisted her mother with her father’s murder will have her case taken before a grand jury following an appearance this week in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

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'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

'A win for students and taxpayers:' House approves lower rates on student loans

July 31st, 2013 6:41 pm by PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press

A bipartisan bill that would reduce the costs of borrowing for millions of students passed the House on Wednesday and was heading to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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