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NE Tennessee mom accused of abandoning kids who were hurt in wreck

NE Tennessee mom accused of abandoning kids who were hurt in wreck

December 16th, 2014 10:07 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Ashley Brooke Mabe is accused of leaving the scene of a single-car wreck Dec. 5.

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Knoxville police charge man in stabbing death

Knoxville police charge man in stabbing death

December 16th, 2014 10:03 am by Don Jacobs, Knoxville News-Sentinel

Lawrence Dewayne Coats has been charged with second-degree murder.

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Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

Fight over marijuana more risky in states than DC

December 16th, 2014 9:24 am by KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press

It's easy for Congress to meddle with the District of Columbia's decision to legalize recreational use of marijuana, but taking on the states is a different matter.

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Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

Search intensifies for gunman who killed 6

December 16th, 2014 8:50 am by MARYCLAIRE DALE and SEAN CARLIN, Associated Press

The manhunt for a Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives amid a child custody dispute has spread to two suburban Philadelphia counties.

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Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

Haslam reveals health care expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 12:18 pm by Nathan Baker

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced his proposal for a two-year pilot program to expand health insurance coverage to hundreds of thousands of state residents using federal dollars provided through the Affordable Care Act.

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Nashville police kill 16-year-old boy who wounded officer

Nashville police kill 16-year-old boy who wounded officer

December 15th, 2014 11:59 am by Associated Press

The boy was listed as a runaway at the time of the shooting.

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 15th, 2014 11:35 am by Associated Press

The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense.

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BREAKING: Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation is over after more than 16 hours

BREAKING: Police say Sydney cafe hostage situation is over after more than 16 hours

December 15th, 2014 10:52 am by Associated Press

A flurry of loud bangs erupted early Tuesday as a swarm of heavily armed police stormed a downtown Sydney cafe where a gunman had been holding an unknown number of people hostage for more than 16 hours.

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Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

Governor Haslam to unveil Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan

December 15th, 2014 10:06 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam has reached a tentative agreement with the Obama administration for an alternative health care expansion plan that would allow Tennessee to use federal funding to buy private health insurance for more working low income residents, similar

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US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

US Marine charged in Filipino transgender slaying

December 15th, 2014 9:51 am by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

She had apparently been strangled and drowned in a toilet bowl.

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