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3 hrs ago | KAUZ

Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attack

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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6 hrs ago | KXXV-TV Waco

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Train Disaster, Air Accidents

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBS News

Fierce storms destroy several homes in Tennessee

Powerful storms raking across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday have destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, and there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Claiborne County, TN, Speedwell, TN, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather

Knoxville News Sentinel

Newsmakers Knoxville Fire Department senior firefighter Cory Darnell...

Knoxville Fire Department senior firefighter Cory Darnell has been named "Firefighter of the Quarter" for a prompt life saving action he took while off duty earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Mining, Alcoa, University of Tennessee, Downtown (San Diego, CA), Powell, TN

Lebanon Democrat

Tennessee Department of Transportation turns 100

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently kicked off its "100 Years of Moving Tennessee Forward," a yearlong celebration of its centennial as a state agency.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican

Post and Courier

James Island voters go to the polls Tuesday

Previous elected offices: Member of James Island Town Council, 2002-2004; Mayor of Town of James Island, 2010-2011 and 2012-2014.

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Related Topix: University of Memphis, University of Tennessee

WKRN

Wilson County man arrested twice for investment scheme

On Friday evening, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested and charged 44-year-old Brad Moss with one count of theft.

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Murfreesboro Post

Murfreesboro attorney honored by Tennessee Bar Association

Legal Aid Society attorney Aimee Luna was awarded the 2014 President's Award by the Tennessee Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division last month.

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Related Topix: Murfreesboro, TN, Libraries

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Patel joins West Tennessee GastroPatel joins West Tennessee...

Patel joins West Tennessee Gastro Gastroenterologist Mihir K. Patel, MD, MSc, joined the staff at 27 Medical Center Drive Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/money/business/2014/07/26/patel-joins-west-tennessee-gastro/13231871/ Gastroenterologist Mihir K. Patel, MD, MSc, joined the West Tennessee Gastro staff at ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gastroenterology, Medicine, University of Louisville

Examiner.com

How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program

Tennessee is not the only state that has refused to expand Medicaid, but it is the only state that has virtually shut down its existing Medicaid program.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee Government, Medicaid, Health, McLean, VA

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces new state Veterans cemetery

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the future site of the fifth state veterans cemetery will be in Parkers Crossroads.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Parkers Crossroads, TN, Somerville, TN, Henderson County, TN, Nashville, TN

The Hill

Can 'Tennessee's institution' survive the Tea Party's wrath?

Thirty-six years ago, Lamar Alexander walked across the state in his first successful bid for governor, donning his now-iconic red and black plaid shirt.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Mike Huckabee, Fred Thompson

Washington Times

Haslam sends letter to president about minors

In a letter to President Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tennessee Government

Chattanoogan.com

Voters Deserve The Truth About Tennessee Supreme Court Justices

I am an experienced trial lawyer, and, frankly, I am dismayed with the negative advertisements and mailers about three of our Tennessee Supreme Court Justices.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

Examiner.com

Tennessee Virtual Academy Under Attack Again

As the 2014-2015 school year gears up, the Tennessee Virtual Academy once again finds itself under attack from lawmakers.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

At least 5 victims in early morning shooting on Cumberland Ave.

For the first time in five years a festival honoring the life of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton is in Cocke County.

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Related Topix: Cocke County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Grainger County, TN, Rutledge, TN, Knoxville, TN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Hoyer, Dunn lend support to horse-soring billHoyer, Dunn lend support ...

The second-ranking Democrat in the House and a former Tennessee governor are the latest to endorse legislation protecting Tennessee Walking Horses from soring, the office of Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Ed Whitfield

WKRN

2 Calif. women arrested for prostitution at franklin hotel

Destiny Carrier, 22, and Seaisia Clark, 23, were both taken into custody after police discovered a sexually explicit add on Inside the Murfreesboro Road hotel, officers discovered four cell phones, two tablets, 24 reloadable credit cards and more than $1,300 in cash.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Cursive writing standards in the works for Tennessee schools

Cursive handwriting is making a comeback in Tennessee, with performance benchmarks in the works to guide the teaching of the fading art to students.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Keyboards, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Kids, Family

Chattanoogan.com

3rd Annual Affordable Botox SuperHero Race Benefitting Make-A-Wish East Tennessee Scheduled August 23

Responses to the second annual Affordable Botox Run for Wishes last September has prompted organizers to host a third event on Saturday, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and the Chattanooga Track Club announced.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Kids, Family

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