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Reward offered for info on Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's barn fires

Reward offered for info on Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's barn fires

February 18th, 2015 3:21 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A reward up to $1,500 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the arson.

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Spyware discovered on manufacturers' drives points to governmental connection

Spyware discovered on manufacturers' drives points to governmental connection

February 18th, 2015 11:19 am by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other targets under surveillance abroad?

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Tenn. man charged with defrauding donors to Newtown school charity

Tenn. man charged with defrauding donors to Newtown school charity

February 17th, 2015 9:18 pm by Associated Press

A man who created a charity to benefit those affected by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been arrested on allegations that he took most of it for himself, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

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Tenn. AG weighs in on how far abortion restrictions can go

Tenn. AG weighs in on how far abortion restrictions can go

February 17th, 2015 8:48 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

With Tennessee voters approving a measure to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortions, the state's chief attorney has weighed in on just how far those legislators can go without running afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

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Still burning: Oil train with safety upgrades derails and explodes in West Virginia

Still burning: Oil train with safety upgrades derails and explodes in West Virginia

February 17th, 2015 4:12 pm by JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Hundreds of families were evacuated and two water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after 19 of the tanker cars left the tracks and caught fire, burning a nearby house down to its foundation.

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Teen snowmobilers rescued after frigid night in woods

Teen snowmobilers rescued after frigid night in woods

February 17th, 2015 4:10 pm by Associated Press

Two 15-year-old Rhode Island boys will return from their winter vacation with a story to tell after spending a night in below-zero temperatures when their snowmobile got stuck in the woods in Maine.

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Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

Federal judge stalls Obama's executive action on immigration

February 17th, 2015 3:20 pm by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision late Monday puts on hold Obama's orders that could spare from deportation as many as 5 million people who are in the U.S. illegally.

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US stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

US stocks edge higher, bringing market back to record

February 17th, 2015 2:04 pm by KEN SWEET, AP Business Writer

Investors continued to watch Greece's debt talks.

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More than 60,000 Tennesseans without power

More than 60,000 Tennesseans without power

February 17th, 2015 1:22 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports more than 60,000 customers are still without power.

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Tenn. lawmaker operated hog farm without proper permits

Tenn. lawmaker operated hog farm without proper permits

February 17th, 2015 1:16 pm by Associated Press

A Republican lawmaker from northwestern Tennessee operated his hog farm without proper state permits, and an inspector said he was discouraged by upper management from enforcing violations.

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