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17-year-old Tennessee boy drowns after saving friend in Georgia lake

17-year-old Tennessee boy drowns after saving friend in Georgia lake

April 28th, 2015 10:14 am by Associated Press

Stone Mountain Park does not allow swimming in the lake because of the danger.

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Did Baltimore react fast enough to the riots?

Did Baltimore react fast enough to the riots?

April 28th, 2015 9:37 am by TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Monday's rioting was one of the most volatile outbreaks of violence prompted by a police-involved death since unrest began in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

Police: Armed man on drugs thought people were drilling under his floor

April 27th, 2015 10:28 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Hawkins County man arrested Friday afternoon for allegedly brandishing two handguns in public while under the influence of drugs reportedly told police four men were under his home trying to drill through his floor.

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US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

US lowers fluoride in water; too much causing splotchy teeth

April 27th, 2015 10:24 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

The government is lowering the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water because some kids are getting too much, causing white splotches on their teeth.

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Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

Riot, looting prompt state of emergency, curfew in Baltimore

April 27th, 2015 10:19 pm by TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody.

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TBI: Tennessee murders up by nearly 10 percent last year

TBI: Tennessee murders up by nearly 10 percent last year

April 27th, 2015 1:38 pm by Associated Press

The TBI says there were 375 murders reported in Tennessee in 2014.

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Truckers at nation's biggest port complex strike over wages

Truckers at nation's biggest port complex strike over wages

April 27th, 2015 12:08 pm by CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press

Most of the drivers are independent contractors for trucking companies.

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New law targets uninsured drivers

New law targets uninsured drivers

April 26th, 2015 9:11 pm by Tom Humphrey, News Sentinel Staff

More than 663,000 Tennesseans will be prodded into buying insurance by enactment of a law setting up a new system for annual insurance verification of all registered vehicles statewide while raising penalties for those found without coverage, according to

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Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

Tenn. lawmakers can't agree on mechanism to reject judges

April 26th, 2015 9:08 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

State lawmakers concluded the legislative session without an agreement on how they would go about exerting their newfound power to reject gubernatorial nominations to fill judicial vacancies.

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Man gets 20 years in musician's murder

Man gets 20 years in musician's murder

April 25th, 2015 10:12 pm by Stacey Barchenger, The Tennessean

Nashville Criminal Court Judge Steve Dozier did not buy Chris Ferrell's claims that Ferrell shot and killed his friend, country musician Wayne Mills, in self-defense.

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