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Update: Fires force early dismissal of Bulls Gap School

Update: Fires force early dismissal of Bulls Gap School

August 15th, 2013 10:09 am by Jeff Bobo

Both fires were extinguished, but school was officially dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Parents who drop their children off have been able to pick them up. As of 1 p.m., students who ride buses were in the gym awaiting their arrival.

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Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

Lawmaker's bill aimed at holiday greeting

August 15th, 2013 9:45 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Representative Stacey Campfield has filed a bill that he says would assure students and teachers they could wish others Merry Christmas.

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Man gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case for bringing Mexican teen to Knoxville

Man gets 10 years in sex-trafficking case for bringing Mexican teen to Knoxville

August 15th, 2013 9:44 am by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a man who arranged to bring a 16-year-old Mexican girl across the border in return for sex to serve 10 years in prison.

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US consumer prices up as inflation stays mild

US consumer prices up as inflation stays mild

August 15th, 2013 9:31 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly last month as gas increased more slowly. Overall, the figures showed that inflation remains mild.

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Almost 300 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

Almost 300 dead across Egypt as police storm protest camps

August 14th, 2013 6:37 pm by Associated Press

CAIRO (AP) — Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities.

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British cat DNA database helps convict killer

British cat DNA database helps convict killer

August 14th, 2013 6:22 pm by Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Fingerprints are not the only thing that killers can leave behind — add cat hair to that list. A British university said Wednesday that its DNA database of British felines helped convict a man of manslaughter.

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Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 2 ½-year sentence for using campaign funds as ‘piggy bank’

Jesse Jackson Jr. gets 2 ½-year sentence for using campaign funds as ‘piggy bank’

August 14th, 2013 5:37 pm by Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — However, Jackson, who emotionally apologized to his father, mother, congressional colleagues and others, was given significantly less prison time than federal guidelines recommend.

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Steelers' Rocky Bleier offers story of inspiration during United Way Kick Off

Steelers' Rocky Bleier offers story of inspiration during United Way Kick Off

August 14th, 2013 3:55 pm by Matthew Lane

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier helped kick off the United Way’s regional fundraising campaign Wednesday afternoon.

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Kidnapped Calif. teen says captor deserved to die

Kidnapped Calif. teen says captor deserved to die

August 14th, 2013 3:54 pm by ELLIOT SPAGAT,Associated Press

The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved when he died in a shootout with authorities.

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Two former JPMorgan employees charged in NY in $6B loss

Two former JPMorgan employees charged in NY in $6B loss

August 14th, 2013 3:22 pm by CHRISTINA REXRODE,Associated Press; LARRY NEUMEISTER,Associated Press

Two former JPMorgan Chase & Co. traders falsified bank records to try to cover up trading losses, prosecutors said Wednesday in a criminal case that raises fresh questions about whether Wall Street learned its lessons from the 2008 financial crisis.

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