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Knoxville News Sentinel
One dead in tractor wreckOfficials have released the name of a man who died Wednesday in a Union County
One dead in tractor wreck
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 46 minutes ago
Officials have released the name of a man who died Wednesday in a Union County wreck involving a tractor-trailer and a farm tractor. Ernest J. "Jimmy" Beason, 49, of Maynardville was killed in the accident, which was reported about 9:45 p.m. along... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Burritt in line to replace PBA headA frontrunner appears to be in line to replace Dale Smith as director of the Kn
Burritt in line to replace PBA head
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 46 minutes ago
A frontrunner appears to be in line to replace Dale Smith as director of the Knox County Public Building Authority, according to an email from the PBA board chairman. The PBA board met this week to form a search committee and meet with Knoxville... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Free gun training for military by Knox sheriff fills classroomKnox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones’ decision to offer free firearms trainin
Free gun training for military by Knox sheriff fills classroom
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
Knox County Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones’ decision to offer free firearms training to members of the military for a handgun carry permit was just what Sgt. 1st Class Malcolm Campbell needed to hear. “I was going to do it anyway, but ‘free’ definitely... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
South Knox initiative aims to promote healthier eatingThe Handy Dandy Market and Deli's name suggests its main function is convenienc
South Knox initiative aims to promote healthier eating
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 hours ago
The Handy Dandy Market and Deli's name suggests its main function is convenience: a place to pick up a steamed sandwich for lunch, a jug of milk after work, a six-pack before an evening gathering. But when Ben Epperson began researching South... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County Schools' coupon book goes on sale Sept. 3The Knox County Schools Coupon Book will kick off its annual campaign on Thursd
Knox County Schools' coupon book goes on sale Sept. 3
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 hours ago
The Knox County Schools Coupon Book will kick off its annual campaign on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., at Carter Elementary School, according to a news release from schools spokeswoman Melissa Ogden. Students and schools plan to sell the coupon books... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
Another battle in the war over union feesCharlotte Garden is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law
Another battle in the war over union fees
SCOTUSblog / Posted 12 hours ago
Charlotte Garden is an Associate Professor at Seattle University School of Law and Litigation Director of the Korematsu Center for Law & Equality. Across America, an intense debate is taking place over how states should structure their labor... Read more
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Hartford Courant
The Knox Foundation Party @ TwilightThe Knox Foundation held a Twilight Gala and Auction Thursday night, Aug. 27, t
The Knox Foundation Party @ Twilight
Hartford Courant / Posted 14 hours ago
The Knox Foundation held a Twilight Gala and Auction Thursday night, Aug. 27, to help support green careers and Hartford local farm to table operations. The event began with a VIP gathering in the farm grounds at the Watkinson Community Gardens that... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox sheriff's detective investigating thefts, damage at cemeteryThe Knox County Sheriff's Office has assigned a property crimes detective to in
Knox sheriff's detective investigating thefts, damage at cemetery
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted yesterday
The Knox County Sheriff's Office has assigned a property crimes detective to investigate thefts and extensive vandalism discovered this week at a Farragut cemetery. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Hillary Martin said Detective Rick Drysdale is... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Theft, vandalism totaling nearly $20K reported at cemeteryKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - East Tennessee law enforcement officials are investigat
Theft, vandalism totaling nearly $20K reported at cemetery
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted yesterday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - East Tennessee law enforcement officials are investigating theft and vandalism at a cemetery that dates to 1792. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1hgk2TG ) said the Knox County sheriff's office is investigating the... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Theft, vandalism totaling nearly $20K reported at cemeteryKNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - East Tennessee law enforcement officials are investigat
Theft, vandalism totaling nearly $20K reported at cemetery
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted yesterday
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - East Tennessee law enforcement officials are investigating theft and vandalism at a cemetery that dates to 1792. The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1hgk2TG ) said the Knox County sheriff's office is investigating the... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
KCS requests proposals for school bus cameras, system reviewKnox County Schools has submitted two requests for bids and proposals for a thi
KCS requests proposals for school bus cameras, system review
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Knox County Schools has submitted two requests for bids and proposals for a third-party review of the district's transportation program and operations and the addition of two cameras on all of the district's school buses. The requests, facilitated... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
KCSO investigates $19K in vandalism, theft at Farragut cemeteryThe Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft and vandalism of an
KCSO investigates $19K in vandalism, theft at Farragut cemetery
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
The Knox County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft and vandalism of an estimated $19,240 in property at the historic Pleasant Forest Cemetery in Farragut after families reported graves of their loved ones had been damaged and sentimental... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Gunman with missing teeth sought in W. Knox County armed robberyKNOXVILLE — Authorities are searching for a gunman who robbed a West Knox Count
Gunman with missing teeth sought in W. Knox County armed robbery
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
KNOXVILLE — Authorities are searching for a gunman who robbed a West Knox County convenience store overnight. The armed robbery was reported just after 2 a.m. Wednesday at the Breadbox, 1606 Lovell Road, according to the Knox County Sheriff's... Read more
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Pilot News
VFW Veteran Riders to escort former Knox vet to final resting placeCorporal Scott Mark Allen Wyatt, a 24-year veteran of the Army National Guard,
VFW Veteran Riders to escort former Knox vet to final resting place
Pilot News / Posted 2 days ago
Corporal Scott Mark Allen Wyatt, a 24-year veteran of the Army National Guard, will be honored by his family, friends, and community in a way befitting all home-town heroes on Saturday, Aug. 29, when a VFW Veteran Riders motorcade escorts Wyatt to... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Rockland boyfriend’s romantic gesture lands him in jailROCKLAND, Maine — A 33-year-old Rockland man is in jail facing a felony theft c
Rockland boyfriend’s romantic gesture lands him in jail
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 33-year-old Rockland man is in jail facing a felony theft charge after he stole a flower to impress his girlfriend, according to local police. Joshua Weston was arrested Monday night after police said he walked out of Hannaford... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Contract nonrenewals focus of schools meetingTwenty Knox County school principals and more than half of the school board spe
Contract nonrenewals focus of schools meeting
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Twenty Knox County school principals and more than half of the school board spent more than two hours on Tuesday discussing the district's policy on the nonrenewal of the contracts of nontenured teachers. Several board members advocated for stronger... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Emerald Academy plans open houseEmerald Academy officials are in the early stages of planning a communitywide o
Emerald Academy plans open house
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 3 days ago
Emerald Academy officials are in the early stages of planning a communitywide open house for October. "Our delay in that has not been because of a lack of excitement, but because we were trying to help (school principal) Jon (Rysewyk) and his team... Read more
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The MidWeek
Sycamore lending special boxes for emergency entranceThe device, called a Knox-Box, is 4 by 5 inches and looks like a safe. It’s des
Sycamore lending special boxes for emergency entrance
The MidWeek / Posted 3 days ago
The device, called a Knox-Box, is 4 by 5 inches and looks like a safe. It’s designed to allow the fire department to enter quickly, without forced entry damage or delay, according to fire department officials. The Knox-Box is installed above the... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Zachary sworn in as 14th District representativeJason Zachary was sworn in as Knox County’s newest legislator Monday evening at
Zachary sworn in as 14th District representative
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Jason Zachary was sworn in as Knox County’s newest legislator Monday evening at a ceremony at First Baptist Church Concord where the top Republican in the state House gave him his oath and his pastor prayed that he “stand on principle without... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Zachary sworn in as 14th District representativeJason Zachary was sworn in as Knox County's newest legislator Monday evening at
Zachary sworn in as 14th District representative
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Jason Zachary was sworn in as Knox County's newest legislator Monday evening at a ceremony at First Baptist Church Concord where the top Republican in the state House gave him his oath and his pastor prayed that he "stand on principle without... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus found in fourth area of Knox CountyA pool of mosquitoes in another section of North Knoxville has tested positive
West Nile virus found in fourth area of Knox County
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
A pool of mosquitoes in another section of North Knoxville has tested positive for West Nile virus, so the Knox County Health Department will spray that area Sunday night. The infected mosquito pool was found near Tower Drive in Northwest... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Knox County surplus tops $4 millionKnox County’s bankroll ended the 2014-15 fiscal year fatter than planned, leadi
Knox County surplus tops $4 million
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Knox County’s bankroll ended the 2014-15 fiscal year fatter than planned, leading to an expected surplus of more than $4 million. And Knox County Commission passed a resolution Monday to spend $3.8 million of that on a variety of items,... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Former Rockland City Council candidate arrested in BelfastBELFAST, Maine — A Rockland man spent three days in jail after Belfast police a
Former Rockland City Council candidate arrested in Belfast
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
BELFAST, Maine — A Rockland man spent three days in jail after Belfast police allegedly caught him violating a protection order early Saturday morning when they found him at Belfast City Park with a woman he’s not legally allowed to contact. A... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Garland man killed in Afghanistan wanted to make world safer, friend saysThe two worked together for seven years at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in
Garland man killed in Afghanistan wanted to make world safer, friend says
Bangor Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
The two worked together for seven years at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office in Rockland. Hesseltine was both Dodge’s supervisor and friend. In fact, when Dodge was contacted by a private contractor to train police officers in Afghanistan, Hesseltine... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Super lice: What you need to knowHead lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get ri
Super lice: What you need to know
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Head lice are a giant nuisance, and they're now becoming a lot harder to get rid of. According to a new study, lice in at least 25 states are becoming genetically resistant to over-the-counter treatments. VPC Many children head back to school this... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Georgiana Vines: Smith to chair Knox delegationState Rep. Eddie Smith, a Republican in his first term representing the 13th Di
Georgiana Vines: Smith to chair Knox delegation
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
State Rep. Eddie Smith, a Republican in his first term representing the 13th District state House seat, is the new chairman of the Knox County legislative delegation to succeed former state Rep. Ryan Haynes, now state GOP chairman. The main... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Clinton's email problems not a concern for Tennessee DemocratsWASHINGTON — Bill Owen has been an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter from
Clinton's email problems not a concern for Tennessee Democrats
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON — Bill Owen has been an enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporter from the start, so he's not about to panic just because the FBI is digging through her emails, her poll numbers are slipping and an increasing number of Americans say she can't... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Decorate jug, raise bank for booksSince 2005, parents of children 5 and younger have been able to bank on their k
Decorate jug, raise bank for books
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Since 2005, parents of children 5 and younger have been able to bank on their kids receiving a free book in the mail each month. Next month, the community-supported Dolly Parton's Imagination Library of Knox County will mail out its 2 millionth free... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Michael Williams rape trial set to begin todayAt least a dozen University of Tennessee athletes are suiting up to face not a
Michael Williams rape trial set to begin today
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
At least a dozen University of Tennessee athletes are suiting up to face not a legion of fans in a stadium but 12 jurors in a Knox County courtroom. Former UT football player Michael Williams, 22, will stand trial this week in Knox County Criminal... Read more
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Daily Chronicle
Special boxes being lent for emergency entranceThe device, called a Knox-Box, is 4 by 5 inches and looks like a safe. It’s des
Special boxes being lent for emergency entrance
Daily Chronicle / Posted 4 days ago
The device, called a Knox-Box, is 4 by 5 inches and looks like a safe. It’s designed to allow the fire department to enter quickly, without forced entry damage or delay, according to fire department officials. The Knox-Box is installed above the... Read more
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SCOTUSblog
New challenge to public employee unions, made simpleEditor’s note: This post examines Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association
New challenge to public employee unions, made simple
SCOTUSblog / Posted 4 days ago
Editor’s note: This post examines Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, a case the Supreme Court has agreed to review during its upcoming Term. The blog will be hosting a symposium on the case this week. Labor unions that represent... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Garland man killed by car bomb in AfghanistanCorey Dodge had been working in Afghanistan for the past nine years, first trai
Garland man killed by car bomb in Afghanistan
Bangor Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
Corey Dodge had been working in Afghanistan for the past nine years, first training Afghanistan police officers and later escorting high-ranking government officials as a private contractor with Virginia-based DynCorp International, according to his... Read more
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Salem News
Damascus Ruritans welcome new community membersGuests included Lexington Pittman and her mother Tamara; Brianne Metts and her
Damascus Ruritans welcome new community members
Salem News / Posted 5 days ago
Guests included Lexington Pittman and her mother Tamara; Brianne Metts and her mother Jodi; Pastor Vernon Palo, the new minister at the Damascus United Methodist Church; and West Branch School Superintendent Doug Phillips. President Darlene Snyder... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Troopers seize multiple meth labs, arrest 5 in Knox Co.Five people were arrested following a four month long drug investigation in Dav
Troopers seize multiple meth labs, arrest 5 in Knox Co.
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 6 days ago
Five people were arrested following a four month long drug investigation in Daviess and Knox counties. Indiana State Police say the investigation began in April after a traffic stop in Washington. Troopers say information gathered from that traffic... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Troopers seize multiple meth labs, arrest 5 in Knox Co.Five people were arrested following a four month long drug investigation in Dav
Troopers seize multiple meth labs, arrest 5 in Knox Co.
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted 6 days ago
Five people were arrested following a four month long drug investigation in Daviess and Knox counties. Indiana State Police say the investigation began in April after a traffic stop in Washington. Troopers say information gathered from that traffic... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
One arrested, one sought in Knox burglaryKNOXVILLE — An arrest has been made in a burglary earlier this month in West Kn
One arrested, one sought in Knox burglary
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
KNOXVILLE — An arrest has been made in a burglary earlier this month in West Knox County, but one suspect is still at large, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office. Augusta Thomas Robinson, 25, was arrested Friday by the Knox County Sheriff's... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
PBA director to retireThe man who administers 3 million square feet of public property in Knoxville a
PBA director to retire
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
The man who administers 3 million square feet of public property in Knoxville and Knox County will retire at the start of next year. Dale Smith, director of the Knoxville-Knox County Public Building Authority, said the search for his replacement is... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Burglar scared by neighbor’s gunshots gets 35 monthsROCKLAND, Maine — A Warren man, who was scared off during a burglary by a neigh
Burglar scared by neighbor’s gunshots gets 35 months
Bangor Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — A Warren man, who was scared off during a burglary by a neighbor who fired off a gun, was sentenced Friday to 35 months in prison. The sentence was imposed on Matthew D. Meyer, 22, of Warren for violating his probation on prior... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Driver cited in school bus crashAn 18-year-old Knox County woman was cited Friday after police said she backed
Driver cited in school bus crash
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
An 18-year-old Knox County woman was cited Friday after police said she backed out of her driveway and hit a school bus carrying students to Holston Middle School. There were no serious injuries in the crash at the corner of Ridgeview and Henegar... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Satellite dish worker who died in fall identifiedAuthorities have released the name of a man who fell to his death this week whi
Satellite dish worker who died in fall identified
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Authorities have released the name of a man who fell to his death this week while working on a satellite dish on the roof of a West Knox County house. The Knox County Sheriff Office said 32-year-old Brandon Duncan was found Wednesday afternoon by... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
West Nile virus reported in BlountTennessee has had at least three human cases of West Nile virus this year — inc
West Nile virus reported in Blount
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
Tennessee has had at least three human cases of West Nile virus this year — including one in East Tennessee, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC's preliminary data map shows two human cases of the mosquito-borne... Read more
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The Memphis Daily News
Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season ApproachesWith Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth
Vols Nearly Set on Offense as Season Approaches
The Memphis Daily News / Posted 7 days ago
With Tennessee’s football team three weeks into fall camp, the offensive depth charts are set at some positions, while others remain open. UT coach Butch Jones enters the 2015 season with no questions at quarterback or running back. His has plenty... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox CountyCORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox County
WSMV Nashville / Posted 7 days ago
CORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash in Knox County. WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1Ka8ugl) reports the crash occurred when a car pulled out of a driveway Friday morning and hit the bus,... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
6 injured in school bus crash in East TennesseeCORRYTON, Tenn. -- Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries in a
6 injured in school bus crash in East Tennessee
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 7 days ago
CORRYTON, Tenn. -- Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash in Knox County. WBIR-TV reports the crash occurred when a car pulled out of a driveway this morning and hit the bus, which had 46 students on board from... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox CountyCORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox County
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 7 days ago
CORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash in Knox County. WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1Ka8ugl) reports the crash occurred when a car pulled out of a driveway Friday morning and hit the bus,... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox CountyCORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries
6 injured in school bus crash in Knox County
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 7 days ago
CORRYTON, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say six students have suffered minor injuries in a school bus crash in Knox County. WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1Ka8ugl) reports the crash occurred when a car pulled out of a driveway Friday morning and hit the bus,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Delta Goodrem wears black at Melbourne shopping centre appearanceHat's a good look! Delta Goodrem continues her statement outfits run with chic
Delta Goodrem wears black at Melbourne shopping centre appearance
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Hat's a good look! Delta Goodrem continues her statement outfits run with chic head-to-toe black ensemble during performance She's never shied away from a statement outfit, but these days it seems Delta Goodrem has been taking things up a... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Police say Rockland man threatened to murder wife, manROCKLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old Rockland man remained in jail Thursday after be
Police say Rockland man threatened to murder wife, man
Bangor Daily News / Posted 8 days ago
ROCKLAND, Maine — A 45-year-old Rockland man remained in jail Thursday after being arrested early Wednesday morning for threatening to kill his wife and her former husband. Judge Patricia Worth set bail Wednesday in Knox County Unified Court at... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
UT student injured after breaking into L&N STEM AcademyKNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee student was injured early Thursday when h
UT student injured after breaking into L&N STEM Academy
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
KNOXVILLE — A University of Tennessee student was injured early Thursday when he fell about 40 feet after allegedly breaking into the L&N Stem Academy downtown. Matthew Casey, 18, of Alpharetta, Ga., was hanging from a window sill on the third floor... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
FBI offering $20,000 reward in Y-12 Federal Credit Union, kidnapping, extortion caseThe FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the id
FBI offering $20,000 reward in Y-12 Federal Credit Union, kidnapping, extortion case
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 8 days ago
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the identification and arrests of the subjects of these investigations, according an official statement. The FBI, along with the Knoxville Police Department, Knox County... Read more
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