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TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

TBI says Knoxville attorney was swapping money, pills for sex

April 15th, 2014 2:39 pm by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Bruce Poston was arrested Tuesday morning.

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Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

Suspected extremists kidnap 100 girls in Nigeria

April 15th, 2014 2:21 pm by HARUNA UMAR, Associated Press

Gunmen killed a soldier and police officer guarding the school, then took off with at least 100 students, a State Security Service official said.

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Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

Tennessee bill to force local governments to allow guns in parks fails

April 15th, 2014 12:03 pm by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam was among the bill's opponents.

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Bat-killing fungus spreads

Bat-killing fungus spreads

April 15th, 2014 11:13 am by Associated Press

As the bats hibernate, the fungus grows on their skin and fur. The fungus is itchy, so the bats wake up in the middle of winter when they're supposed to be sleeping.

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Strong beer sales bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

Strong beer sales bill headed to Tennessee governor's desk

April 15th, 2014 10:30 am by Associated Press

Current law allows any beer stronger than 5 percent by weight - or about 6.3 percent by the more common measure of alcohol by volume - to only to be sold in liquor stores.

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Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

Haslam's school vouchers plan dies again

April 15th, 2014 10:17 am by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.

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Van Huss says he would raise money for 'bogus' costs for Tennessee open carry

Van Huss says he would raise money for 'bogus' costs for Tennessee open carry

April 14th, 2014 4:23 pm by Associated Press

The bill would eliminate the state's background and training requirements for openly carrying guns in public. It would keep the permit rules in place for concealed firearms.

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Off the Wall News: Me-ow! Tennessee cat survives being shot in head with arrow

Off the Wall News: Me-ow! Tennessee cat survives being shot in head with arrow

April 14th, 2014 3:03 pm by Associated Press

"It was right by his ear; half was sticking out one side and half was sticking out the other."

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Update: Missing Greene Co. man found

Update: Missing Greene Co. man found

April 14th, 2014 1:00 pm by Staff Report

Capt. Jeff Morgan reported just after 1 p.m. that William E. Wawerski had been located.

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Update: Police say Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

Update: Police say Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

April 14th, 2014 12:24 pm by BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

State Judge Steven Hansen set bail at $1 million for each child when Megan Huntsman appeared via video in a Utah courtroom Monday morning.

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