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Man charged with stealing from elder Haslam's home

Man charged with stealing from elder Haslam's home

July 13th, 2013 3:59 pm by Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man has been charged with stealing cash and jewelry from the home of Jim Haslam, father of Gov. Bill Haslam and founder of the company that is now Pilot Flying J.

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At court, groups gather to await Zimmerman verdict

At court, groups gather to await Zimmerman verdict

July 13th, 2013 3:36 pm by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman's murder trial, there was little understanding between two camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict.

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Skateboarders, bikers go to the XTREME for Fun Fest event

Skateboarders, bikers go to the XTREME for Fun Fest event

July 13th, 2013 2:49 pm by Wes Bunch

The XTREME Showdown competition at the Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park gave both bikers and skateboarders the opportunity to show off their skills.

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Johnson City convenience market robbed at gunpoint

July 13th, 2013 2:00 pm by NET News Service

JOHNSON CITY -- A north Johnson City convenience market was robbed at gunpoint on Friday.

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The week in crime

The week in crime

July 13th, 2013 10:00 am by Staff Report

The most viewed crime stories from the Times-News staff, for the week of July 5 through the 12.

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Across tobacco country, crops wilt from rain

Across tobacco country, crops wilt from rain

July 13th, 2013 9:50 am by BRUCE SCHREINER and MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

In Kentucky alone, the nation's second-leading producer, the toll could hit as much as $100 million if the crop doesn't rebound. More than half of top grower North Carolina's crop is in jeopardy.

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Zimmerman jury begins 2nd day of deliberations

Zimmerman jury begins 2nd day of deliberations

July 13th, 2013 9:41 am by KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The jury in George Zimmerman's murder trial began a second day of deliberations Saturday morning, weighing whether the neighborhood watch volunteer committed a crime almost a year and a half ago when he fatally shot Trayvon Martin.

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Ohio man pleads guilty to gas station robbery in Gate City

Ohio man pleads guilty to gas station robbery in Gate City

July 13th, 2013 9:35 am by Wes Bunch

GATE CITY — An Ohio man pleaded guilty this week in Scott County Circuit Court to using a pellet gun earlier this year to rob a Gate City gas station as he was passing through the region on his way to Florida.

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Heavy rainfall makes rivers and creeks dangerous

Heavy rainfall makes rivers and creeks dangerous

July 12th, 2013 11:39 pm by Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Four 911 calls in four days from the same area of the Stones River in Murfreesboro have not kept away swimmers looking for a pretty spot to cool down.

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Texas Republicans decline to weaken abortion proposal

Texas Republicans decline to weaken abortion proposal

July 12th, 2013 10:00 pm by Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans turned back amendments that Democrats offered Friday to try to change proposed abortion restrictions, refusing to allow exceptions for cases of rape and incest or expanding exceptions for the health of the mother.

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