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'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

'Temporary insanity': Charges dropped against woman accused of stabbing husband on altar

December 17th, 2014 12:20 am by Jeff Bobo

Stephanie Faye Hamman reportedly told police the devil was inside her and talking to her on the night of March 16, when she drove her car through the front doors of a church on Ordnance Drive in Church Hill.

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Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

Area educators complete academy for prospective superintendents

December 16th, 2014 10:07 pm by Rick Wagner

They are among 12 new additions to a list of qualified individuals "ready to assume the demanding position of school superintendents," according to a news release from the Tennessee School Boards Association or TSBA.

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Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

Hunters for the Hungry: Non-profit sees drop in deer meat donations

December 16th, 2014 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A non-profit organization that provides venison to needy families in Virginia is in desperate need of more meat after donations are down significantly from last year.

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Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

December 16th, 2014 7:30 pm by TRAVIS LOLLER, Associated Press

The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let a ruling stand that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

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Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead, most of them children

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead, most of them children

December 16th, 2014 7:12 pm by Associated Press

The massacre of innocent children horrified a country already weary of unending terrorist attacks. Even Taliban militants in neighboring Afghanistan decried the killing spree, calling it "un-Islamic."

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Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

Tri-Cities retail sales up 'dramatically' in third quarter

December 16th, 2014 6:00 pm by Hank Hayes

On a year-to-year basis, the ETSU report said Bristol sales increased 7.3 percent to $269 million, while Johnson City sales were up 5.1 percent to $483 million, and Kingsport sales rose 2.9 percent to $398 million.

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UPDATE: Body ID'd as that of war vet accused of killing 6

UPDATE: Body ID'd as that of war vet accused of killing 6

December 16th, 2014 3:45 pm by MARYCLAIRE DALE and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

A prosecutor has confirmed that a body found in woods in suburban Philadelphia is that of an ex-Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives.

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Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

Developer seeks Sullivan TIF deal for Bristol apartments project

December 16th, 2014 3:38 pm by J. H. Osborne

Sullivan County commissioners are being asked to give a tax-based incentive to a private developer to build "upscale" apartments in Bristol, Tenn.

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Bad trip: Acid user wigs out in Walmart

Bad trip: Acid user wigs out in Walmart

December 16th, 2014 2:30 pm by Rain Smith

Employees at the West Stone Drive location reported a man "causing a disturbance throughout the store...throwing items off the shelves."

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

December 16th, 2014 1:17 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Williams' suicide beat notable events such as the World Cup, the Ebola outbreak, the March disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Ice Bucket Challenge, an Internet video craze to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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