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Feds give Tennessee 10 days to address Affordable Care Act failures

Feds give Tennessee 10 days to address Affordable Care Act failures

July 8th, 2014 8:44 pm by Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

The federal director of Medicaid programs has put Tennessee on notice that it has failed to provide services for people as required by the Affordable Care Act and is giving the state 10 days to submit a correction plan.

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Four charged in East Tennessee prostitution sting

Four charged in East Tennessee prostitution sting

July 8th, 2014 12:12 pm by Knoxville News-Sentinel

The raid occurred after an undercover operation at Royal Spa in Seymour revealed the women were charging patrons for sexual acts and also did not possess valid massage therapist licenses in Tennessee, officials said.

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Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington state

Legal marijuana goes on sale in Washington state

July 8th, 2014 11:20 am by GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

People bought pot at 8 a.m. at Bellingham's Top Shelf Cannabis, one of two stores in the city north of Seattle that started selling marijuana as soon as it was allowed under state regulations.

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2 dozen riders stranded for hours on roller coaster

2 dozen riders stranded for hours on roller coaster

July 8th, 2014 10:48 am by Associated Press

The coaster hit a tree branch, dislodging the front car. Four people received minor injuries.

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Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

Siblings arrested after chase in dad's stolen car

July 7th, 2014 9:43 pm by NET News Service

A Hawkins County brother and sister are facing numerous charges related to the theft of their father's vehicle Sunday evening, and a subsequent high-speed chase with police that included gunfire and ended in a crash.

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Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

Officer: 'Preacher' said God would strike him dead

July 7th, 2014 9:29 pm by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

A Hawkins County man who was found preaching in the middle of Main Street in Surgoinsville early Saturday morning claimed God was in him, but his arresting officer alleges that a large quantity of alcohol was in him as well.

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Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

Man charged with lighting house on fire with his baby inside

July 7th, 2014 7:11 pm by David Cobb, Chattanooga Times Free Press

A 56-year-old man is facing charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated arson after witnesses said he lit fire to a Hixson home with his three-month-old baby inside this weekend.

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Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

Kpt. alderman resigns after receiving DUI charge

July 7th, 2014 6:56 pm by Matthew Lane, NET News Service

Jantry Shupe has resigned his position as an alderman for the city of Kingsport.

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Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

Father, uncle die trying to rescue 8-year-old boy after fall into Snake River

July 7th, 2014 9:36 am by Associated Press

A 23-year-old man also jumped into the river and was able to rescue the boy.

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Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

Update: Quake slams Mexico, Guatemala; at least 3 dead

July 7th, 2014 8:52 am by Associated Press

A magnitude-6.9 earthquake on the Pacific Coast jolted a wide area of southern Mexico and Central America Monday, killing at least three people while damaging homes, hospitals and churches.

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