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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 15th, 2014 11:35 am by Associated Press

The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense.

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BREAKING: Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation is over after more than 16 hours

BREAKING: Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation is over after more than 16 hours

December 15th, 2014 10:52 am by Associated Press

A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

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Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 10:06 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has reached a tentative agreement with the Obama administration for an alternative health care expansion plan that would allow Tennessee to use federal funding to buy private health insurance for more working low income residents, similar

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5 hostages escape Sydney cafe; crisis enters 12th hour

5 hostages escape Sydney cafe; crisis enters 12th hour

December 15th, 2014 7:13 am by KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press

Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour.

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TVA engineers still searching for seepage source at Boone Dam

TVA engineers still searching for seepage source at Boone Dam

December 14th, 2014 10:12 pm by Gary B. Gray

Tennessee Valley Authority engineers on Friday were still working to find the cause of water seepage at Boone Dam.

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Meet Your Neighbor: Laser light maestro has narrowed focus

Meet Your Neighbor: Laser light maestro has narrowed focus

December 14th, 2014 10:01 pm by Sue Guinn Legg

Many people know Roger Forbes as the electronics wizard behind the Forbes Family Christmas Light Display he and his wife, Mary, host each December up and down the street in front of their home at 708 Holston Ave.

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Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

Smokefree advocates fight pre-emption laws that limit regulations on tobacco use in Tennessee

December 14th, 2014 9:48 pm by Tony Casey

1994 was a good year for advocates of a smoke-free Tennessee with the passage of the Prevention of Youth Access to Tobacco Act, but what that accomplished might have not gone far enough and also limited the ability to enact further regulation of tobacco u

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Traditional vs. electronic: FDA considers regulation for e-cigarettes

Traditional vs. electronic: FDA considers regulation for e-cigarettes

December 14th, 2014 9:34 pm by Tony Casey

East Tennessee State University's Dr. Hadii Mamudu likens the difference between electronic cigarettes and traditional cigarettes to the result of someone falling off a 10-story building and falling off a 100-story building.

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Dozens protest at Opry Mills mall

Dozens protest at Opry Mills mall

December 14th, 2014 6:26 pm by Tony Gonzalez, The Tennessean

A group of Nashville demonstrators protested against police brutality inside Opry Mills Mall on Saturday night with chants and marching that drew emotional responses - for and against - from everyday mall-goers.

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Police: Arrest in shooting death of Auburn player

Police: Arrest in shooting death of Auburn player

December 14th, 2014 6:19 pm by KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on a felony warrant charging him with murder in Sunday's fatal shooting of Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell, police said. The shooting took place at the same off-campus apartment complex where two former fo

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