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State agency changes course on release of legislator insurance premium costs

State agency changes course on release of legislator insurance premium costs

May 8th, 2015 10:40 am by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

The state Benefits Administration changed course Thursday after initially agreeing to release the information about taxpayer-funded premiums for members of the General Assembly.

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Look out, Rocky! Squirrel hunting season opens Saturday

Look out, Rocky! Squirrel hunting season opens Saturday

May 8th, 2015 10:29 am by Associated Press

Spring squirrel season opens on Saturday in Tennessee.

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Six killed in Blount County crash

Six killed in Blount County crash

May 8th, 2015 10:24 am by Associated Press

Six people, including three children, have been killed in a crash in eastern Tennessee, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.

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Employees go unpaid at Kingsport solar glass maker

Employees go unpaid at Kingsport solar glass maker

May 7th, 2015 7:50 pm by Nick Shepherd, NET News Service

Employees of a Kingsport glass making company are saying they have not been paid, with one employee saying some haven't been paid for weeks and even then some of the paychecks have bounced.

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Haslam postsecondary education initiatives showing success

Haslam postsecondary education initiatives showing success

May 7th, 2015 10:30 am by Lucas L. Johnson II, Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam's efforts to persuade more Tennesseans to get a postsecondary education appear to be paying off.

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TVA awaits federal decision on fuel made from nuclear weapons

TVA awaits federal decision on fuel made from nuclear weapons

May 6th, 2015 12:59 pm by Dave Flessner, Chattanooga Times Free Press

The U.S. military appears to be backing off from its plans to produce plutonium fuel (MOX) for TVA nuclear plants derived from surplus bomb materials from America's nuclear arsenal.

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Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

Woman who made false 911 stabbing call admits to using meth

May 5th, 2015 9:11 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A Church Hill woman who allegedly made a false stabbing report to Hawkins County 911 Monday morning was charged with misuse of 911, public intoxication, and other charges.

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Hawkins house sitter allegedly steals, crashes car

Hawkins house sitter allegedly steals, crashes car

May 4th, 2015 9:28 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET NEWS SERVICE

A homeless man who was supposed to be house sitting for his cousin this past weekend is facing a felony theft charge after allegedly stealing and crashing his cousin's car.

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NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

May 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

Demetrius Blackwell has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes. He's being held without bail and hasn't entered a plea. His attorney has denied the charges.

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Tennessee woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

Tennessee woman seeking man she kissed at Boston Marathon hears from his wife

May 4th, 2015 2:50 pm by Associated Press

The unidentified man's wife said the attention was fun, but the couple wanted to remain anonymous.

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