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Judge OKs same-sex harassment lawsuit against city, supervisor, former co-worker

July 8th, 2010 4:24 am by Jamie Satterfield

A lawsuit filed against the city of Knoxville by one its employees is raising an issue rarely litigated in East Tennessee - can a straight guy sexually harass another straight guy?Most sexual harassment claims involve members of the opposite sex. Gay and

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Two injured in Carter County stabbing incident; Deer smashes up Milligan Highway hair salon

July 8th, 2010 4:22 am by John Thompson

ELIZABETHTON Two men were injured and a woman was arrested Tuesday night at 163 Grace Lewis Road at the culmination of a dispute between neighbors that had going on since Sunday. Charges against others are pending the completion of the investigation.Sher

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Silent tribute: Body of soldier returned to Knoxville

July 7th, 2010 12:45 pm by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE - Hundreds of uniformed military personnel stood in silent salute this morning as the body of U.S. Army Pfc. Robert K.L. Repkie, 20, of Knoxville, arrived back in East Tennessee.Repkie was killed June 24 at Forward Operating Base Fareh in Afghan

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Man admits he hid 550 OxyContin pills in teddy bear

July 7th, 2010 12:34 pm by Jamie Satterfield

KNOXVILLE - Two guys and a teddy bear. It was all just a bit too suspicious for one Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper. Turns out, Trooper Kelly Smith was right. Brian Andrew Fox admitted today he stuffed 550 OxyContin pills inside the teddy bear.U.S. Distr

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Farm workers ask Americans to take our jobs, please!

July 7th, 2010 4:49 am by Staff Report

" Facing growing anti-immigrant rhetoric, the United Farm Workers union is challenging Americans to take their labor-intensive, low-paying farm jobs.As communities nationwide grapple with tenacious unemployment, migrant workers are often accused of steali

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Tea party groups backing Ramsey for governor

July 7th, 2010 4:38 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey's campaign today announced that 20 Tea Party organizations across the state are endorsing his candidacy in the Aug. 5 Republican gubernatorial primary.Eric Stamper of Sumner United for Responsible G

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Ramsey questions Haslam's conservative credentials, jabs at "liberal rag" endorsement

July 7th, 2010 4:35 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey attacked Republican gubernatorial rival Bill Haslam's conservative credentials Tuesday, saying, "Tennesseans are smart enough to see through his fluffy commercials and realize he's not the 'real deal' at all."The lieutenant

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Baby dies after grandmother holding him falls into pool

July 7th, 2010 4:30 am by Staff Report

A 22-month-old baby has died after falling into a swimming pool with his grandmother. Police believe 63-year-old Jeanine Pereira may have suffered some sort of medical emergency Monday afternoon when she fell into her home swimming pool in the 1400 blo

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Teen's hanging in juvenile detention facility being probed

July 7th, 2010 4:25 am by J.J. Stambaugh

State authorities said Tuesday they are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Halls High School student who was found hanged last week in a juvenile detention facility in Chattanooga.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe into the d

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Police say Johnson City teen arrested for road rage with shotgun previously charged with auto vandalism

July 7th, 2010 4:20 am by Staff Report

A teenager who was previously charged with vandalism of a vehicle in June was arrested Monday morning after a separate road rage incident when he reportedly stopped his car in the middle of traffic, stood up through his sunroof and aimed a shotgun at the

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