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Teen shot at home is charged with plotting to kill parents

February 18th, 2011 4:29 am by Chris Echegaray

A 16-year-old La Vergne High School student, shot twice at his home Wednesday night, is charged with trying to kill his parents. The teen had sent several text messages trying to hire someone to kill his mother and stepfather, La Vergne Police Chief Ted B

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Bluff City pastor's husband, mother removed from filthy apartment behind church

February 18th, 2011 4:12 am by Staff Report

According to Tricities.com a TV preacher's diabetic husband and 92-year-old mother were taken to the hospital when authorities found them sick and lying in filth in an apartment at the back of a Bluff City church.The Tennessee Department of Human Services

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111 charged in Medicare scams worth $225 million

February 17th, 2011 4:28 pm by Associated Press

Authorities also busted three physical therapy clinics in Brooklyn, run by an organized network of Russian immigrants accused of paying recruiters to find elderly patients so they could bill for nearly $57 million in physical therapy that amounted to litt

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Chattanooga youth pastor accused of statutory rape of teen boy

February 17th, 2011 4:47 am by Beth Burger

Sitting in the lobby of the Hamilton County Jail, Ronnie Powe Sr. held his head in his hands Wednesday after hearing news of his son's aggravated rape charge."I don't know anything," said Powe Sr., the pastor at United Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.

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Muffled apology, a few hundred million dollars pave way for Big Stone Gap native's release from Pakistan

February 17th, 2011 4:29 am by Staff Report

The Times of India is reporting that some muscular coercion, a muffled apology, and an additional few hundred million dollars in aid appears to have paved way for a momentary resolution between United States and >Pakistan of the Raymond Davis affair that

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Elephant's actions 'not an attack' on zoo worker

February 17th, 2011 4:26 am by Matt Lakin

Intentional, yes. Evil, no.That's the point Tennessee wildlife officials say they wanted to get across in their final report on the elephant's actions that killed handler Stephanie Elaine James at the Knoxville Zoo last month.

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