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Tenn. Dept. of Human Services proposes cutting 300 jobs

Tenn. Dept. of Human Services proposes cutting 300 jobs

November 24th, 2014 4:59 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

The Tennessee department that oversees social service programs like food stamps is proposing cutting more than 300 jobs by the start of the 2016 budget year. That's a drop of about 900 positions since the 2014 budget year.

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Heading toward the coast for Thanksgiving? Leave early

Heading toward the coast for Thanksgiving? Leave early

November 24th, 2014 3:40 pm by Associated Press

A nor'easter is expected to develop Wednesday along the East Coast just as millions of travelers are heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.

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Michael Brown family attorney says Ferguson grand jury announcement coming Monday evening

Michael Brown family attorney says Ferguson grand jury announcement coming Monday evening

November 24th, 2014 3:32 pm by Associated Press

A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown, media outlets reported Monday, citing unidentified sources.

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Police: Video of officer shooting boy holding fake gun is 'clear'

Police: Video of officer shooting boy holding fake gun is 'clear'

November 24th, 2014 1:54 pm by JOHN P. COYNE and KANTELE FRANKO, Associated Press

The president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association has said the officers weren't told the caller thought the gun might be fake.

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Judge seals documents in rape case involving 2 UT football players

Judge seals documents in rape case involving 2 UT football players

November 24th, 2014 12:27 pm by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Knox County Criminal Court Judge Bob McGee on Monday said he sealed the sworn affidavits presented by police on Nov. 18 seeking DNA from A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams.

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Knoxville council to vote on tougher panhandling ban

Knoxville council to vote on tougher panhandling ban

November 24th, 2014 11:57 am by Associated Press

Knoxville city officials are considering more restrictions on panhandlers.

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Under pressure, Chuck Hagel quits as defense secretary

Under pressure, Chuck Hagel quits as defense secretary

November 24th, 2014 11:53 am by JULIE PACE and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

Hagel is the first senior Obama adviser to leave the administration following the sweeping losses for the president's party in the midterm elections.

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No lane closures scheduled on Tennessee highways during the Thanksgiving holiday

No lane closures scheduled on Tennessee highways during the Thanksgiving holiday

November 24th, 2014 11:38 am by Conributed

All construction related lane closures will be stopped beginning at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26 through 6:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 1.

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Leaked: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calling it quits

Leaked: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel calling it quits

November 24th, 2014 9:27 am by Associated Press

A senior administration official says Secretary of State Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

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KCSO: Man charged in Powell crash that killed child, injured another

KCSO: Man charged in Powell crash that killed child, injured another

November 23rd, 2014 8:32 pm by News Sentinel Staff

A Knox County man has been charged with vehicular homicide and third-offense drunken driving in connection with a crash that killed one child and injured a second juvenile in Powell on Sunday, authorities said.

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