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Train strikes man in Middle Tennessee

Train strikes man in Middle Tennessee

November 18th, 2014 1:26 pm by The Tennessean

Miqaaiyl Pirtle was crossing the tracks on East Main Street in Greenbrier and apparently didn't notice the train.

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NFL suspends Vikings' running back Peterson for at least rest of season in wake of switch episode

NFL suspends Vikings' running back Peterson for at least rest of season in wake of switch episode

November 18th, 2014 11:00 am by DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Pro Football Writer

The NFL Players Association quickly announced its plan to appeal, sharply rebuked the league's alleged inconsistency and unfairness in the process.

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Common law? Legislators lobby to cancel Common Core in Tennessee

Common law? Legislators lobby to cancel Common Core in Tennessee

November 17th, 2014 9:26 pm by Gary B. Gray

Legislation filed in Nashville by two prominent committee leaders Monday would, if successful this coming session, cancel Tennessee's Common Core State Standards.

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Off the Wall News: Killer Charles Manson gets marriage license

Off the Wall News: Killer Charles Manson gets marriage license

November 17th, 2014 5:11 pm by Associated Press

Afton Elaine Burton left her Midwestern home nine years ago and moved to Corcoran, California - the site of the prison - to be near Manson.

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Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

Uninsured Tennesseans percentage at lowest in a decade

November 17th, 2014 5:03 pm by Richard Locker, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A University of Tennessee report released Monday says that 7.2 percent of Tennessee's 6.5 million residents are without some form of health insurance coverage.

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School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

School bus catches fire at Middle Tennessee high school

November 17th, 2014 4:45 pm by Jared Felkins, Lebanon Democrat

School resource officers knocked down the fire with extinguishers.

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Bill Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations

Bill Cosby clarifies statement on rape accusations

November 17th, 2014 2:51 pm by Associated Press

The new statement released Monday says that Cosby's denials do not refer to accuser Andrea Constand, whose civil lawsuit against him was settled in 2006.

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Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

Update: Tennessee Vols suspend 2 players amid assault investigation

November 17th, 2014 1:49 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

The suspects are Vols linebacker A.J. Johnson, a senior, and defensive back, Michael Williams, a sophomore, a police source confirmed to The Tennessean.

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Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

Why does airfare keep rising despite lower oil prices?

November 17th, 2014 1:47 pm by SCOTT MAYEROWITZ, AP Airlines Writer

Simply put: Airlines have no compelling reason to offer any breaks.

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UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

UT coach Butch Jones: Reported rape involves football players

November 17th, 2014 1:12 pm by Don Jacobs and Dustin Dopriak, Knoxville News Sentinel

University of Tennessee football coach Butch Jones said Monday that the reported rape and sexual assault Sunday of two 19-year-old women at a South Knoxville apartment complex involves football players.

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