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Off the Wall News: Tree trimmer goes to hospital with chainsaw in neck

Off the Wall News: Tree trimmer goes to hospital with chainsaw in neck

April 1st, 2014 2:40 pm by Associated Press

A tree trimmer is recovering after he was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital with a chain saw blade embedded in his neck.

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13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

13 deaths: Congress seeks answers on delay in GM recall

April 1st, 2014 2:37 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

Diana DeGette, D-Colorado, held up an ignition switch for one of the cars and said a small spring inside of it failed to provide enough force, causing the car engines to turn off when they went over a bump.

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Reader Photo Gallery: Fiddlin' Carson Peters at the Grand Ole Opry

April 1st, 2014 2:34 pm by Danny Davis

Ricky Skaggs ....."A standing ovation Carson.....that doesn't happen here at the Opry very often!"

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Sports
No Tiger at Augusta: Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

No Tiger at Augusta: Woods has back surgery, will miss the Masters

April 1st, 2014 12:48 pm by DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

The No. 1 player in the world is a four-time Masters champion.

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Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

Report: Tennessee's incentive for Volkswagen was contingent on Haslam's 'satisfaction' with union vote

April 1st, 2014 12:27 pm by Associated Press

Haslam, who has been a vocal critic of the United Auto Workers' efforts to represent workers at Volkswagen's lone U.S. plant, has long denied suggestions that tax credits, grants and other incentives were tied to the union being rejected at the factory.

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UPDATE: Police arrest teen after hourlong pursuit

UPDATE: Police arrest teen after hourlong pursuit

April 1st, 2014 9:43 am by Staff Report

Codey Taylor was arrested about 5 a.m. Tuesday after police tried stopping his vehicle amid an investigation into suspicious activity at a convenience market.

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Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

Haslam drops raises for teachers, state workers

March 31st, 2014 9:56 pm by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost pay for teachers will be put on hold for at least a year, the governor announced Monday, as he works to close a $160 million gap in the state budget.

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Attorney questions Power Board's $500K donation

Attorney questions Power Board's $500K donation

March 31st, 2014 9:48 pm by Gary B. Gray

Elizabethton Attorney Jerome Cochran is inquiring about the Johnson City Power Board's $500,000 donation to East Tennessee State University and its intended use of aiding construction of the new performing arts center.

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Though legal, officials have safety concerns about riding in truck beds

Though legal, officials have safety concerns about riding in truck beds

March 31st, 2014 9:44 pm by Max Hrenda

Even though Tennessee law permits certain children to ride in truck beds, law enforcement personnel said that law is not often enforced. Members of the Johnson City Police Department and Tennessee Highway Patrol said that's because the law is not often vi

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Board of Zoning Appeals to consider Evolve variance for Mill property

Board of Zoning Appeals to consider Evolve variance for Mill property

March 31st, 2014 9:36 pm by Nathan Baker

Today at 6 p.m., the much-debated multi-family housing complex proposed for the land between State of Franklin Road and West Walnut Street will be discussed by the city's Board of Zoning Appeals, one of its last stops before final approval.

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