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Time to cut the cord on cable TV? - Web and other options are shaking up how we watch TV

January 4th, 2011 6:13 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report if you gave or got a TV set, game console, Blu-ray player or DVR for the holidays, you might become the kind of person who scares executives who run movie and television production studios, broadcast and cable channels, and

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Regional & National

Evangelical leaders warn environmentalism can be bad for soul

January 4th, 2011 6:03 am by Bob Smietana and Heidi Hall

Going green is bad for your soul, a group of evangelical leaders argues in a new series of DVDs. They warn of the spiritual dangers of environmentalism. They claim that well-meaning believers have been misled into joining a "Cult of the Green Dragon,"

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Regional & National

Educator caught in pornography 'sting' faces long prison term

January 4th, 2011 5:52 am by Jamie Satterfield

A longtime Claiborne County educator today faces not only the prospect of decades in prison for a confessed plot to rape an 8-year-old, but he also might have to pay $187,000 to a woman whose childhood rapes are depicted in his stash of child pornography.

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Videos Regional & National

Guard subdues Hawkins teen accused of killing grandparents 'by the book'; video shows struggle lasted about a minute - VIDEO

January 4th, 2011 5:41 am by Matt Lakin

The dash across the room took about three seconds, the struggle with guards a little more than a minute.That's the timeline a security video puts on what authorities call a failed bid for freedom by a teenage double-slaying defendant.

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Regional & National

State finds multiple deficiencies at Wellington Place

January 4th, 2011 5:34 am by Sue Guinn Legg

A complaint investigation at Wellington Place of Johnson City, 2003 Waters Edge Drive, conducted by state Health Department surveyors in October resulted in findings of multiple statutory deficiencies at the facility, including operating the assisted livi

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Regional & National

Murder probe under way in Cocke County

January 3rd, 2011 3:04 pm by News Sentinel Staff

BYBEE, Tenn. - Cocke County authorities today are investigating the slaying of a Morristown man whose body was found in a home along Howard Road.Billy Caudill, 51, was dead when deputies arrived at the home about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Cocke Count

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Regional & National

Jailers foil violent escape attempt by Hawkins Co. teen accused of killing grandparents

January 3rd, 2011 11:38 am by Jamie Satterfield

After weeks of muscle-building and plot-making, a teenage double-murder suspect allegedly launched a violent escape attempt at a Knox County juvenile detention facility, officials confirmed Sunday.Brandon C. Fannin, 17, already being tried as an adult in

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Regional & National

Tennessee climate change is so subtle it's hard to gauge

January 3rd, 2011 10:44 am by Anne Paine

The U.S. Department of Agriculture chief calls climate change "one of the greatest threats facing our planet," but little attention is being paid to it in Tennessee's farming world.More rain is falling in autumn in the Southeast than a century ago. Drough

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