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Haslam launches new online university

Haslam launches new online university

July 9th, 2013 3:00 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has launched an online, competency-based university aimed at giving Tennesseans better access to a higher education. Tuition is about $6,000 a year for most degree programs.

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Largest Nev. fires still growing near Vegas, Reno

Largest Nev. fires still growing near Vegas, Reno

July 9th, 2013 12:55 pm by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

Two large Nevada wildfires are still advancing through mountain areas near Las Vegas and southwest of Reno, while firefighters add resources and look to the weather to help quell flames.

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Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman's story

Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman's story

July 9th, 2013 12:54 pm by KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — An expert on gunshot wounds hired by the defense testified Tuesday that George Zimmerman's account of how he fatally shot Trayvon Martin is consistent with the forensic evidence.

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Women in Ohio kidnap case thank public for support

Women in Ohio kidnap case thank public for support

July 9th, 2013 12:38 pm by Associated Press

Three women who police say were held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade have issued a video in which they thanked the public for the encouragement and financial support.

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Man charged in Knoxville hit-and-run that killed pedestrian

Man charged in Knoxville hit-and-run that killed pedestrian

July 9th, 2013 12:20 pm by Knoxville News Sentinel staff

KNOXVILLE — Police this morning charged a man in connection with a hit-and-run crash in East Knoxville that killed a 65-year-old pedestrian.

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Update: Official misconduct charges dismissed against former Unicoi sheriff Harris

Update: Official misconduct charges dismissed against former Unicoi sheriff Harris

July 9th, 2013 10:55 am by Brad Hicks, NET News Service

All six counts of official misconduct former Unicoi County sheriff Kent Harris was facing in a trial this week have been dismissed.

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Update: Jury selected for final defendant in Kingsport murders

Update: Jury selected for final defendant in Kingsport murders

July 9th, 2013 8:46 am by Nick Shepherd

A jury was selected today for Leslie Ware Jr., 35, the last defendant in a Kingsport double murder. Opening statements are scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

July 9th, 2013 8:28 am by Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

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Rain collapses school roof in Dandridge

Rain collapses school roof in Dandridge

July 8th, 2013 9:59 pm by Associated Press

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. — Nearly continuous heavy rain is blamed for the collapse of a section of the roof of a high school building in Dandridge. Risen streams also necessitated at least two swift-water rescue.

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‘Extremely intoxicated’  man with SKS rifle arrested after second incident

‘Extremely intoxicated’ man with SKS rifle arrested after second incident

July 8th, 2013 8:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

MOUNT CARMEL — Mount Carmel police initially opted to let an “extremely intoxicated” man in possession of an SKS rifle who had trashed his apartment “sleep it off” early Sunday morning.

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