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Man in serious condition after falling 150 yards from Knoxville overlook

Man in serious condition after falling 150 yards from Knoxville overlook

April 17th, 2014 8:49 am by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The unidentified man in his 20s was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center after being rescued about 6:30 a.m., according to Knoxville Fire Department spokesman Capt. D.J. Corcoran.

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SW Virginia student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

SW Virginia student taken into custody for alleged Facebook threats

April 16th, 2014 12:57 pm by Wes Bunch, NET News Service

A Wise County high school student was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and could face criminal charges for allegedly making unspecified threats on social media.

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Update: 3 rescued from burning Gatlinburg condo

Update: 3 rescued from burning Gatlinburg condo

April 16th, 2014 9:47 am by Associated Press

A Gatlinburg Fire Department spokesperson told WBIR-TV that crews were able to safely get the people off the second floor of the Summit of Gatlinburg.

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6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns

April 16th, 2014 8:04 am by Associated Press

The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Tuesday that the women were indicted on a total of 41 counts of conspiracy to steal government funds, stealing government funds through the filing of false income tax returns and aggravated identity theft.

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Should students be forced to recite the Tennessee flag salute alongside the Pledge of Allegiance?

Should students be forced to recite the Tennessee flag salute alongside the Pledge of Allegiance?

April 16th, 2014 8:00 am by Associated Press

The Senate voted 32-0 on Tuesday to urge schools to have students recite the salute that reads: "Three white stars on a field of blue / God keep them strong and ever true / It is with pride and love that we / Salute the Flag of Tennessee."

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Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

April 16th, 2014 7:55 am by DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

A man was arrested for planting a hoax device.

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Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

Dress codes: Where should schools draw the line?

April 16th, 2014 7:45 am by Associated Press

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Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

Lawmakers pass Haslam's free tuition plan for Tennessee two-year schools

April 15th, 2014 8:31 pm by Associated Press

Haslam wants to pay for the program by using $300 million in excess lottery reserve funds and join it with a $47 million endowment.

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Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

Police evacuate area near Boston Marathon finish line after discovery of unattended backpacks

April 15th, 2014 8:06 pm by Associated Press

Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the end of the marathon and killed three people.

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Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

Common Core compromise afoot in Tennessee

April 15th, 2014 8:00 pm by LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

The House and Senate will now vote whether to accept the conference committee report before it heads to the desk of the governor, who has said he'd rather not delay the testing.

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