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Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

Should the legal age to buy tobacco be raised above 18?

March 12th, 2015 11:31 am by MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

Raising the legal age to buy tobacco to higher than 18 would likely prevent premature death for hundreds of thousands of people, according to a report issued Thursday by the Institute of Medicine.

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Family learns of East Tennessee WWII soldier's death 70 years later

Family learns of East Tennessee WWII soldier's death 70 years later

March 12th, 2015 9:12 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

They didn't know if he was alive or dead, and for years they would hear rumors that he had been seen in one location, or might be staying in another. Every time the rumor turned out to be false.

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Rogersville family learns relative's fate 70 years after WWII MIA report

Rogersville family learns relative's fate 70 years after WWII MIA report

March 11th, 2015 8:15 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

The family of Pfc. Lewis E. Price were informed in May of 1945 that he had been reported missing in action in Germany on Nov. 16, 1944, but they never received any further notice about the Hawkins County native.

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Van Huss' bid to end Tennessee carry permit requirement fails in House

Van Huss' bid to end Tennessee carry permit requirement fails in House

March 11th, 2015 7:32 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A proposal to eliminate Tennessee's requirement to obtain a state-issued permit to openly carry handguns was defeated in a House subcommittee on Wednesday.

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Former nurse charged with failing to check vitals of East Tennessee jail inmate who died

Former nurse charged with failing to check vitals of East Tennessee jail inmate who died

March 11th, 2015 3:40 pm by Bob Fowler, Knoxville News-Sentinel

A nurse who allegedly lied when he said he checked the vital signs of an inmate who later died has been indicted on a charge of filing a false report.

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Gov. Haslam to meet with state's largest school districts over lawsuit threats

Gov. Haslam to meet with state's largest school districts over lawsuit threats

March 11th, 2015 1:53 pm by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam today said he intends to meet with directors of the state's four biggest school systems as three of them - Hamilton, Knox and Shelby schools - explore suing the state over education funding.

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Black bears beginning to emerge; large population expected in East Tennessee

Black bears beginning to emerge; large population expected in East Tennessee

March 11th, 2015 1:26 pm by Associated Press

Bear tracks have already been spotted in some areas in the Smoky Mountains

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3 men charged with stealing cattle from Tennessee farm

3 men charged with stealing cattle from Tennessee farm

March 11th, 2015 1:21 pm by Associated Press

Investigator Max Thomas said the high price of beef can be motivation for thieves to steal cattle.

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Firing squads? Utah State Legislature votes to be only state allowing them

Firing squads? Utah State Legislature votes to be only state allowing them

March 11th, 2015 11:49 am by KELLY CATALFAMO and MICHELLE L. PRICE, Associated Press

The bill's passage comes as states struggle to obtain lethal injection drugs amid a nationwide shortage.

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Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

Appeals court upholds convictions in Knoxville slayings

March 11th, 2015 8:05 am by Associated Press

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and death sentence of the ringleader in the kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of a young Knoxville couple in 2007.

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