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Man facing charges for living off Cherokee forest in East Tennessee

Man facing charges for living off Cherokee forest in East Tennessee

October 7th, 2014 12:05 pm by Associated Press

The case began in April when a pilot conducting a flyover of the forest spotted a tent and what appeared to be a bathtub made of rocks on Gravel Stand Mountain.

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Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

Walmart cuts health benefits for some part-timers

October 7th, 2014 11:56 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Starting Jan. 1, Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it will no longer offer health insurance to employees who work less than an average of 30 hours a week.

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Food bank, 10 local agencies win $60,000

Food bank, 10 local agencies win $60,000

October 6th, 2014 4:45 pm by Staff Report

Second Harvest Executive Director Rhonda Chafin: We were competing against some very large food banks in much larger areas so every voted counted. We appreciate everyone who voted.

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Florida QB Harris investigated for alleged sexual assault

Florida QB Harris investigated for alleged sexual assault

October 6th, 2014 2:51 pm by MARK LONG, AP Sports Writer

Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday - hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville.

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Future uncertain for Tennessee's same-sex marriage ban

Future uncertain for Tennessee's same-sex marriage ban

October 6th, 2014 1:43 pm by Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean

Monday's decision by the Supreme Court refusing to hear same-sex challenges will eventually lead to 30 states where gays and lesbians can legally wed - but it's unknown whether Tennessee will join them.

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Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

Journalist with Ebola arrives at Nebraska hospital

October 6th, 2014 12:53 pm by Josh Funk, Associated Press

Ashoka Mukpo will be kept in a specialized containment unit built to handle Ebola and other deadly communicable diseases.

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Supreme Court decision legalizes same-sex marriage in five states; Tennessee awaiting lower court ruling

Supreme Court decision legalizes same-sex marriage in five states; Tennessee awaiting lower court ruling

October 6th, 2014 10:30 am by Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.

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Sullivan County board member wants 'just cause' added to policy

Sullivan County board member wants 'just cause' added to policy

October 5th, 2014 9:49 pm by Rick Wagner, NET News Service

Sullivan County's newest school board member wants to make more than the changes to a teacher employment policy required to reflect a change in Tennessee law.

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Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says

Rob Bironas had .218 blood alcohol, report says

October 3rd, 2014 9:57 pm by Jim Wyatt, The Tennessean

The Bironas family was informed of the news on Friday in a meeting with the Medical Examiner's Office and Metro police.

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5 things to know: Health officials work to contain Ebola virus in US

5 things to know: Health officials work to contain Ebola virus in US

October 3rd, 2014 2:57 pm by LAURAN NEERGAARD, AP Medical Writer

Texas health officials have confined four people to their home, under guard, after they had close contact with an Ebola patient hospitalized in Dallas, as disease detectives work to make sure the deadly virus doesn't spread in the U.S.

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