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Lesbian couple faced hostility; home burned

September 14th, 2010 4:13 am by Bob Fowler

VONORE, Tenn. - Soon after they moved into their dream home five years ago, Carol Ann Stutte and her partner of 16 years began receiving death threats, she said Monday.Those menacing warnings from a neighbor grew more frequent this summer, she said.

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Quran vandalism doesn't reflect area sentiment, Muslim leader says

September 14th, 2010 4:11 am by Hayes Hickman, Don Jacobs

A representative of a Knoxville mosque where a burned and shot Quran was found outside over the weekend said he considers it an isolated incident that does not speak for the community as a whole."We don't feel this is any indication of how the community a

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Woman escapes burning trailer; wiring short caused apartment fire

September 14th, 2010 4:05 am by NET Staff report

ELIZABETHTON An early Monday morning fire destroyed the residence of Celeste Louise Smith, Rosenbaum Private Drive.Smith told firefighters she woke from her sleep sometime after 2:15 a.m. and saw flames and smoke. She quickly escaped out the front door b

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Thousands in property stolen in 10 Johnson City auto burglaries

September 14th, 2010 4:04 am by Rex Barber

Thousands of dollars in property was reportedly stolen in a rash of automobile burglaries this weekend, according to police reports. All but one of the 10 burglaries occurred in a neighborhood near Willow Springs Park in the southwest section of the city.

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'Terrified' New Yorkers protest natural gas fracking

September 13th, 2010 8:08 pm by Staff Report

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (CNNMoney.com) -- Hundreds of people packed an upstate New York auditorium Monday, many of them fearful of new natural gas drilling that's spreading to states around the country.The hearing, held in Binghamton and twice rescheduled due to

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KPD, FBI investigating shot and burned Quran left at Knoxville mosque

September 13th, 2010 12:17 pm by Staff Report

KNOXVILLE - An official with a Knoxville mosque - where a shot and burned Quran was found - said this morning he views the incident as isolated and not indicative of how the community feels.The vandalized Quran was discovered about noon Sunday on the side

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Woman dies after husband's beating

September 13th, 2010 10:25 am by Todd South

Chattanooga police have charged a 27-year-old Hixson man with criminal homicide after his wife died Sunday.Police found Shannon Wiser at her 3531 Sleepy Hollow Road home at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, "unconscious and suffering from unknown injuries." Friends o

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Low interest yields pinch savers

September 13th, 2010 4:24 am by Dave Flessner

After watching the return on her bank savings plunge over the past three years, Lois Vrhel has given up on bank certificates of deposit. "CD rates got down to where they were just paying around 1 percent, so I decided I could put that in some stocks where

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Residents says Alcoa city officials making too much money

September 13th, 2010 4:19 am by Robert Wilson

Douglas Benton believes he knows excess when he sees it, and he sees it.Benton, a man with a varied background in business, says the administrative leaders of Alcoa simply make too much money for a city of about 9,000 people. And he intends to tell them s

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Synthetic marijuana available in local stores

September 12th, 2010 5:28 am by Staff Report

According to a Bristol Herald-Courier report, in a five minute span Wednesday afternoon, two young men walked into a new incense shop on the Virginia side of West State Street and asked for the herbal kind behind the counter. Depending on the brand and sc

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