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The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

The Buzz: Local news that will get you talking today

April 11th, 2014 12:10 pm by Staff Reports

Miss something? The Buzz is here to fill you in on 10 essential news and sports stories that might have slipped past you.

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News Regional & National
Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

Judge says flashing headlights is free speech

April 11th, 2014 11:54 am by JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press

Hauling a truckload of logs to a Southern Oregon mill last fall, Chris Hill noticed a sheriff's deputy behind him and flashed his lights to warn a UPS driver coming the other way.

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News Regional & National
Pope asks pardon for sex abuse by priests

Pope asks pardon for sex abuse by priests

April 11th, 2014 11:36 am by NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness Friday from people who were sexually abused by priests, and vowed that there will be no going back in the church's fight to protect children.

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Off the Wall News
Off the Wall News: Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency

Off the Wall News: Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency

April 11th, 2014 11:28 am by Associated Press

He says an Equifax customer service representative even suggested that he change his name to resolve the issue.

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News Local News Outdoors
Bill would add nearly 8,000 acres of NE Tennessee land to protected wilderness in Cherokee National Forest

Bill would add nearly 8,000 acres of NE Tennessee land to protected wilderness in Cherokee National Forest

April 11th, 2014 10:33 am by Brad Hicks

Through it, 4,446 acres would be added to the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness area in Carter and Johnson counties. It would also add 2,922 acres to the Sampson Mountain Wilderness in Washington and Unicoi counties

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Opinion
Haslam is hurting Tennessee by refusing Medicaid expansion

Haslam is hurting Tennessee by refusing Medicaid expansion

April 11th, 2014 9:25 am by DEBORAH ROYALTY

Gov. Bill Haslam's refusal to expand Medicaid and his requests for a special arrangement for Tennessee under the Affordable Care Act is an indulgent political ploy that is undermining our state.

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Opinion
Steps to keep bears from visiting your back yard

Steps to keep bears from visiting your back yard

April 11th, 2014 9:23 am by Johnson City Press

A large black bear has been spotted rummaging for food in a neighborhood near Johnson City's Woodland Elementary School.

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News Regional & National
Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

Updated: 10 killed as truck, bus carrying students collide

April 11th, 2014 8:38 am by AP

A tractor trailer crossed a freeway median and crashed into a bus carrying high school students on their way to check out a college. Ten people were killed in the fiery crash.

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News Local News Jonesborough
Jonesborough mayor leading giver to PAC

Jonesborough mayor leading giver to PAC

April 10th, 2014 9:03 pm by Gary B. Gray

Town of Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe is the largest single contributor to Washington County Citizens for Better Government, a local political action committee that recently singled out County Commissioner Mark Ferguson as being "Embarrassing" in a flyer

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