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Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 7th, 2014 8:52 am by Associated Press

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches.

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Sick out: 308 Memphis police officers call in sick

Sick out: 308 Memphis police officers call in sick

July 7th, 2014 7:46 am by Associated Press

Because of the number of officers out, the Shelby County Sheriff's Department is helping to patrol the city.

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Department of Energy says $12 billion needed to complete Oak Ridge cleanup

Department of Energy says $12 billion needed to complete Oak Ridge cleanup

July 7th, 2014 7:37 am by Frank Munger, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A lot remains to be done - and it won't be cheap.

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Couple married 33 years separate so wife can keep insurance

Couple married 33 years separate so wife can keep insurance

July 5th, 2014 9:46 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

The day Linda Drain put baby's breath in her hair and said "I do," she had no idea that government policies would tear her apart from her husband.

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Abortion law leads off Tenn. amendment proposals

Abortion law leads off Tenn. amendment proposals

July 5th, 2014 9:40 pm by Gary B. Gray

Four amendments to the Tennessee Constitution will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, including a proposed change that puts elected officials in the driver's seat when it comes to abortion rights.

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Johnson City family weathers Arthur

Johnson City family weathers Arthur

July 3rd, 2014 8:57 pm by Nathan Baker

A Johnson City family were caught in the tendrils of the first hurricane of the season overnight while vacationing on a North Carolina island.

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Knoxville man claims $259M Powerball prize, plans to accept lump sum payment of $115M

Knoxville man claims $259M Powerball prize, plans to accept lump sum payment of $115M

July 3rd, 2014 5:26 pm by Associated Press

A Knoxville man has claimed the largest jackpot ever won in Tennessee with a winning $259 million Powerball ticket.

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Crews safely rescue horse from Middle Tennessee sinkhole

Crews safely rescue horse from Middle Tennessee sinkhole

July 3rd, 2014 2:45 pm by Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean

Boomer was sedated during the rescue and was sleeping comfortably soon afterward.

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Firefighters battle oil tanker blaze on U.S. 23 in SW Virginia

Firefighters battle oil tanker blaze on U.S. 23 in SW Virginia

July 3rd, 2014 12:20 pm by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

The wreckage was located near the first northbound exit off U.S. 23 into Norton, near J.I. Burton High School, according to sources.

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Johnson City family among those evacuating North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Arthur

Johnson City family among those evacuating North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Arthur

July 3rd, 2014 12:10 pm by Associated Press

Brian Hinkel was vacationing with his family on Bear Island and was on the last ferry leaving Bear Island and the last passenger off the dock in Swansboro, N.C.

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