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Update: Fla. sheriff says 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

Update: Fla. sheriff says 6 children, 2 adults shot to death

September 18th, 2014 7:53 pm by Staff Report

A sheriff says a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself at a home in a small town in North Florida.

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Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Middle Tennessee

Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Middle Tennessee

September 18th, 2014 1:35 pm by Associated Press

An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville.

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VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

VA hopes to curtail rising number of veteran suicides

September 17th, 2014 9:33 pm by Tony Casey

The numbers are troubling - veteran suicides are on the rise in the state.

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Sen. Lamar Alexander accepts invitation to participate in forum with Democratic rival

Sen. Lamar Alexander accepts invitation to participate in forum with Democratic rival

September 17th, 2014 3:13 pm by Andy Sher, Times Free Press

The Republican incumbent will join his Democratic challenger in a candidate forum in Cookeville next month.

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Tennessee death row inmate asks high court to postpone execution

Tennessee death row inmate asks high court to postpone execution

September 17th, 2014 1:46 pm by Travis Loller, Associated Press

Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to postpone his Oct. 7 execution pending the outcome of a challenge to Tennessee's execution protocol.

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FedEx interest confirmed in Middle Tennessee for industrial operation

FedEx interest confirmed in Middle Tennessee for industrial operation

September 17th, 2014 12:51 pm by Andy Humbles, The Tennessean

A project developer in Mt. Juliet confirmed the shipping company was in the final stages to close on the property.

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Iraq premier says no foreign troops

Iraq premier says no foreign troops

September 17th, 2014 10:40 am by Vivian Salama; Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press

Iraq's new prime minister says foreign ground troops not needed or wanted in his country's fight against ISIL.

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Family Dollar resisting Dollar General takeover bid

Family Dollar resisting Dollar General takeover bid

September 17th, 2014 9:37 am by Associated Press

Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.

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Appeals court upholds Knoxville torture-slayings sentence

Appeals court upholds Knoxville torture-slayings sentence

September 16th, 2014 4:00 pm by Associated Press

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who participated in the kidnapping, torture and killing of a young Knoxville couple in 2007.

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Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death

Grand jury to decide whether NASCAR star Tony Stewart will face charges in driver's death

September 16th, 2014 2:54 pm by Associated Press

Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. at a sprint car event in upstate New York on Aug. 9.

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