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SE Tennessee man accused of throwing small white dog to its death in pit bull's jaws

SE Tennessee man accused of throwing small white dog to its death in pit bull's jaws

May 19th, 2015 2:43 pm by Chattanooga Times Free Press

The pit bull immediately attacked and killed the small dog.

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Johnson City's Rusty Crowe tops list of lawmakers for state money going to health insurance premiums

Johnson City's Rusty Crowe tops list of lawmakers for state money going to health insurance premiums

May 19th, 2015 2:16 pm by Becky Campbell

Tennessee taxpayers have paid more than $200,000 in health insurance premiums for Crowe and his family since 1992.

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FTC, states accuse Knoxville charity, associates of $187M scam

FTC, states accuse Knoxville charity, associates of $187M scam

May 19th, 2015 12:36 pm by Megan Boehnke, Knoxville News Sentinel

The Federal Trade Commission and all 50 states have filed a federal lawsuit against four phony cancer charities and their operators, accusing them of scamming more than $187 million from consumers across the country.

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Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

Fugitive accused of embezzling $8.7M captured in SW Virginia

May 19th, 2015 11:11 am by Staff Report

A six-year FBI manhunt for a former financial officer accused of embezzling $8.7 million from a Kentucky company has ended with the man's capture in Southwest Virginia.

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Haslam signs $33.8B budget into law

Haslam signs $33.8B budget into law

May 19th, 2015 10:29 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed Tennessee's $33.8 billion annual budget plan into law.

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Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

Alexander, Corker question TVA's renewable energy plans

May 19th, 2015 10:17 am by Associated Press

Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.

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Search continues for possible downed plane in SW Virginia

Search continues for possible downed plane in SW Virginia

May 19th, 2015 9:48 am by Stephen Igo, NET News Service

The region's dense foliage, rocky terrain and rugged cliffs posed a challenge for searchers in vehicles and on foot.

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State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

State hate crimes, assaults on officers drop slightly in 2014

May 19th, 2015 9:04 am by Becky Campbell

Hate crimes decreased slightly in Tennessee last year, as did assaults on law enforcement officers, according to two separate reports released Monday by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

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President Obama bans some military equipment provided to local police

President Obama bans some military equipment provided to local police

May 18th, 2015 8:57 am by Associated Press

The federal government also is exploring ways to recall prohibited equipment already distributed.

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Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

Police: 9 dead in shooting all members of rival biker gangs

May 17th, 2015 9:26 pm by NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

A shootout among rival biker gangs at a popular Central Texas restaurant left nine people dead and 18 injured, and it sent panicked patrons and bystanders fleeing for safety, a police spokesman said Sunday.

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