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Tennessee GOP chairman resigns

Tennessee GOP chairman resigns

March 23rd, 2015 2:54 pm by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press

Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney is stepping down three months into his fourth term in charge of the state GOP.

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Louisville Slugger sold to Finland's Wilson Sporting Goods

Louisville Slugger sold to Finland's Wilson Sporting Goods

March 23rd, 2015 12:42 pm by Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press

The company that made bats for a who's who of baseball greats, including Babe Ruth and Ted Williams, announced a deal Monday to sell its Louisville Slugger brand to rival Wilson Sporting Goods Co. for $70 million.

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Ex-WJHL reporter's marijuana club raided in Alaska

Ex-WJHL reporter's marijuana club raided in Alaska

March 23rd, 2015 11:05 am by Staff Report

Charlo Greene gained notoriety when she quit her job on live TV in September with an expletive.

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UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

UPDATE: Autistic boy likely struck by train, killed in East Tennessee

March 23rd, 2015 10:18 am by Associated Press

Deputies in East Tennessee say the body of a missing 9-year-old boy has been found along railroad tracks.

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Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

March 22nd, 2015 2:16 pm by HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press

On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and universiti

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This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

This has been a nightmare.': Botched room addition results in criminal investigation

March 22nd, 2015 2:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

Two area building contractors are now the subject of a criminal investigation after allegedly building a $30,000 room addition so poorly in Mount Carmel late last year that it literally had to be torn down before it fell down and hurt

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Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

Sheriff: Airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails

March 22nd, 2015 2:07 pm by KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

A machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot by a sheriff's deputy who stopped his rampage at New Orleans' international airport had a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, authorities say.

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Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

Starbucks baristas stop writing "Race Together" on cups

March 22nd, 2015 2:03 pm by CANDICE CHOI, Associated Press

Starbucks baristas will no longer write "Race Together" on customers' cups starting Sunday, ending as planned a visible component of the company's diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took eff

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Roane County sheriff: Woman shot, former officer in custody after standoff

Roane County sheriff: Woman shot, former officer in custody after standoff

March 21st, 2015 9:25 pm by Lance Coleman, Knoxville News Sentinel

A former Lenoir City police officer is in custody after allegedly shooting his ex-wife and holding authorities at bay in a 4-hour standoff at his Roane County home Saturday.

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Sheriff says New Orleans airport attacker had explosives

Sheriff says New Orleans airport attacker had explosives

March 21st, 2015 4:20 pm by Associated Press

Authorities says the machete-wielding man who was shot at New Orleans' international airport after trying to attack security agents was carrying explosives at the time.

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