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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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Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

Nepal quake: Over 1,000 dead, history razed, Everest shaken

April 25th, 2015 4:04 pm by BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press and MUNEEZA NAQVI, Associated Press

Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing more than 1,180 people, collapsing modern houses and ancient temples and triggering a lands

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Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

April 25th, 2015 1:40 pm by DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer

In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a littl

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KPD: UT receiver Pearson suspect in alleged rape, suspended

KPD: UT receiver Pearson suspect in alleged rape, suspended

April 24th, 2015 9:46 pm by News Sentinel Staff

University of Tennessee senior wide receiver Von Pearson has been identified as a suspect in an alleged rape that was reported about 6 a.m. Friday, according to the Knoxville Police Department.

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School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

School bus driver accused of spanking child had been previously suspended

April 24th, 2015 9:43 pm by Megan Boehnke, News Sentinel Staff

A Knox County school bus driver removed from her route this week previously served a yearlong suspension after failing to intervene on behalf of students who were being bullied, according to personnel records.

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Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after government pushback

Comcast abandons Time Warner Cable bid after government pushback

April 24th, 2015 11:45 am by Tali Arbel and Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writers

What killed Comcast's $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable? Regulators' desire to protect the Internet video industry that is reshaping TV.

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SW Virginia Little Leaguer's brush with death spurs sizable donation

SW Virginia Little Leaguer's brush with death spurs sizable donation

April 24th, 2015 11:42 am by Marci Gore, NET News Service

9-year-old Gabe Johnson needed CPR after he was hit in the chest with a pitch.

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State lawmakers considering move to building once set for tear-down

State lawmakers considering move to building once set for tear-down

April 23rd, 2015 12:57 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Tennessee lawmakers are mulling a move out of their underground office complex to a building next to the Capitol that until recently was designated for demolition.

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