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Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement shelved

Bill to do away with Tennessee helmet requirement shelved

April 14th, 2015 10:00 pm by Associated Press

A proposal to do away with Tennessee's motorcycle helmet requirement has been shelved for the year.

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Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

Senate committee examines Bush-era education law

April 14th, 2015 9:58 pm by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

A Senate committee began debating legislation Tuesday that attempts to fix the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law by giving states more control in determining how to hold public schools accountable for student performance.

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Shovels & Rope, craft beer fans to pour into Founders Park for Blue Plum Festival - VIDEO

Shovels & Rope, craft beer fans to pour into Founders Park for Blue Plum Festival - VIDEO

April 14th, 2015 4:57 pm by Tony Casey

With Tuesday's Blue Plum Festival announcement that the Charleston, South Carolina American folk band Shovels & Rope will be playing the Great Lawn at Founders Park following the 2nd Annual Blue Hop Brew HaHa that takes place in the same location, it's cl

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White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

White House indicates Obama will sign compromise Iran bill

April 14th, 2015 3:46 pm by DEB RIECHMANN and LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press

International negotiators are trying to reach a deal that would prevent Iran from being able to develop nuclear weapons. In exchange, Tehran would get relief from economic sanctions that are crippling its economy.

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College cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest in Tennessee

College cancels Nelly concert days after his arrest in Tennessee

April 14th, 2015 2:01 pm by Associated Press

The rapper was scheduled to perform in Springfield, Mo., on April 23.

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Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

Percy Sledge, who sang 'When A Man Loves a Woman,' dies

April 14th, 2015 12:24 pm by REBECCA SANTANA, Associated Press

He was 74.

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UPDATE: Tennessee House bogs down over making Bible official state book

UPDATE: Tennessee House bogs down over making Bible official state book

April 14th, 2015 12:10 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

A bill seeking to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions, state Attorney General Herbert Slatery said in a legal opinion Monday.

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Update: North Carolina college shooting victim was gay, prompting hate crime investigation

Update: North Carolina college shooting victim was gay, prompting hate crime investigation

April 14th, 2015 11:53 am by Associated Press

Police say 20-year-old Kenneth Morgan Stancil III entered a campus print shop where he used to work in a work-study program and fired once with a pistol-grip shotgun, killing his former supervisor Ron Lane.

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Driver removed from car after crashing into sign in north Johnson City

Driver removed from car after crashing into sign in north Johnson City

April 14th, 2015 11:49 am by Staff Report

The crash was reported about 10:30 a.m. at 4471 N. Roan St. in front of a State Farm Office.

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Hampton, Elizabethton men charged with Johnson City auto burglary spree

Hampton, Elizabethton men charged with Johnson City auto burglary spree

April 14th, 2015 11:32 am by Staff Report

Joshua Milsaps and Joshua Russell were arrested after the Johnson City Police Department investigated a series of auto burglaries in north Johnson City in late March.

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