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3 hrs ago | WKRN

Former Clarksville officer pleads guilty, sexually assaulted mentally disabled woman

According to the Leaf Chronicle , a jury trial for Charles "Chuck" Denton was supposed to begin Monday, but instead he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Russia Taday

Gun manufacturer Beretta moves to Tennessee, blames Maryland's gun laws

Italian weapons manufacturer Beretta is high-tailing it out of its home state of Maryland for the greener, more gun-friendly pastures of Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Maryland Government, Maryland, Guns

WKRN

Man who escaped from Knoxville courtroom added to 'Most Wanted' list

A man who escaped from a Knoxville courtroom last week after being convicted of attempted murder has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Best of 2007

KHQ-TV Spokane

Tornado damages city north of Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tennessee urges residents to vote early

A company that provides insurance for contractors has given a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, center dedicated to construction safety research $20,000 to continue its work.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

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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