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Prosecutors seek 100-plus years in prison for rapist

December 14th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

Prosecutors are seeking consecutive sentences that could add up to more than 100 years for the man convicted earlier this year in the rape of a young woman who was jolted from her sleep while house-sitting at a North Chattanooga home.Tracey A. Roberson, 3

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Kiffin warns 'people are going to come after' Vols football program

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Austin Ward, Knoxville News Sentinel

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Petition seeks max sentence in dog dragging case

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

An online petition boasting the names of more than 5,200 people worldwide was delivered to Knox County prosecutors on Thursday, urging that the maximum sentence be sought against a Knoxville man charged with dragging a dog behind his pickup truck last mon

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No bond for former Bristol nursing home aide accused of sexually assaulting patients

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that a circuit court judge has denied bond for a former nursing home aide charged with sexually assaulting the elderly patients.James Wright, 34, faces four counts of aggravated sexual battery against four differen

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Number of federal workers getting 6-figure salaries explodes during recession; trend boosts average federal worker salary to $71,206

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

USA Today is reporting that the number of federal workers earning six-figure salaries has exploded during the recession.Federal employees making salaries of $100,000 or more jumped from 14% to 19% of civil servants during the recession's first 18 months

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Facebook users tricked into spreading Koobface worm via cutesy Christmas video

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report Facebook users are being targets for distribution of a nasty version of the Koobface worm that uses a wall page invitation to watch a cutesy Christmas video to take over the user's computer. PandaLabs researcher Sean-Paul C

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Another Tenn. town OKs speed cameras

December 11th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

East Ridge City Council members voted to place speed cameras on several high hazardous roads in the city, but decided to steer clear of any red light cameras.And, after finding out the city still has access to millions of dollars from a 10-year-old grant,

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Study predicts dire teacher shortage in all grade levels in Tenn.

December 10th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

MEMPHIS, Tenn. University of Tennessee researchers predict 40 percent of current teacher positions across the state could be open within the next four years. A study released Tuesday anticipates an acute shortage of teachers beginning next year, and a

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