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Tennessee legislature abolishes jock tax

Tennessee legislature abolishes jock tax

April 7th, 2014 10:18 pm by Nate Raunrau, The Tennessean

The state legislature on Monday abolished the special tax professional hockey and basketball players pay when they play in Tennessee.

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Boundless playground grant proposal ready for state submission

Boundless playground grant proposal ready for state submission

April 7th, 2014 9:48 pm by Max Hrenda

After spending more than three years in the planning process, the city's parks department gave a final stamp of approval to a proposal that could facilitate a playful addition to the city's most popular park.

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Stormwater at forefront of downtown Erwin revitalization

Stormwater at forefront of downtown Erwin revitalization

April 7th, 2014 9:32 pm by Brad Hicks

Aesthetic and infrastructure improvements to Erwin's downtown area will continue to take shape in the coming months as work on the second phase of the town's downtown revitalization project is now under way.

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'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

'Promising lead' emerges in hunt for Flight 370

April 7th, 2014 4:51 pm by ALLEN G. BREED and NICK PERRY, Associated Press

After a month of failed hunting and finding debris that turned out to be ordinary flotsam, an Australian ship detected faint pings deep in the Indian Ocean in what an official called the "most promising lead" yet in the search for Flight 370.

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Army says Fort Hood shooter had requested leave

Army says Fort Hood shooter had requested leave

April 7th, 2014 4:25 pm by Associated Press

Army spokesman Chris Grey did not indicate during a brief news conference Monday whether Spc. Ivan Lopez was granted the leave.

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Tennessee school shooter who killed vice principal sentenced to time served

Tennessee school shooter who killed vice principal sentenced to time served

April 7th, 2014 1:59 pm by Associated Press

A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served.

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Volkswagen considering tossing election results and accepting UAW union at Tennessee plant, group says

Volkswagen considering tossing election results and accepting UAW union at Tennessee plant, group says

April 7th, 2014 11:40 am by Chattanooga Times Free Press

VW workers rejected the union in a 712 to 626 vote after a three-day election overseen by the National Labor Relations Board.

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Kingsport man suffers severe burns in suspected meth lab explosion

Kingsport man suffers severe burns in suspected meth lab explosion

April 7th, 2014 10:42 am by Rain Smith, NET News Service

An early Saturday morning fire in Kingsport is suspected to have been triggered by a meth lab explosion, resulting in hospitalization of a man with burns over 40 percent of his body.

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UPDATE: Police say woman escaped alleged abductor at rest area

UPDATE: Police say woman escaped alleged abductor at rest area

April 7th, 2014 9:58 am by Staff Report

Police said a city man was arrested on kidnapping charges after his ex-girlfriend told them he abducted her from her place of work and left the state.

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