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21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

21 deaths in Tennessee from storms, freezing temps

February 22nd, 2015 12:54 pm by Associated Press

Gov. Bill Haslam on Saturday elevated Tennessee to a higher level state of emergency, meaning hard-hit areas may be eligible for state and federal assistance.

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99-year-old woman rescued in storm, Kingsport fire displaces four, roof collapses on firefighters, and more stories you may have missed

99-year-old woman rescued in storm, Kingsport fire displaces four, roof collapses on firefighters, and more stories you may have missed

February 22nd, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Take a look at some of the interesting and important stories you may have missed over the past week.

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Sports
Ali, Liston gloves, Shoeless Joe photo fetch $1.1M in NYC

Ali, Liston gloves, Shoeless Joe photo fetch $1.1M in NYC

February 22nd, 2015 8:00 am by Associated Press

The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during their infamous 1965 rematch and a rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson fetched over $1.1 million total at an auction Saturday.

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Ole Hit Or Miss: Richardson misses 12-footer, gives Mississippi win over Tennessee

Ole Hit Or Miss: Richardson misses 12-footer, gives Mississippi win over Tennessee

February 21st, 2015 11:24 pm by Associated Press

"I just didn't want to see him (Richardson) hit a 3. He made a great play to get a clean look and he got a good shot. We got a kind bounce," said Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy. "Our margin of error is awfully small and we've proved that for 27 games."

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Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

Emergency declared in Wise County after another storm socks region

February 21st, 2015 8:54 pm by Stephen Igo

WISE - An onslaught of heavy, wet snow hammered Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee on Saturday, making many roads nearly impassable.

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Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

Pentagon chief: U.S. considering slowing exit from Afghanistan

February 21st, 2015 7:54 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

KABUL, Afghanistan - The United States is considering slowing its military exit from Afghanistan by keeping a larger-than-planned troop presence this year and next.

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Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

Tennessee political leaders put off gas tax talk despite needs

February 21st, 2015 7:37 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE - While political leaders in Tennessee agree on the growing need to bolster funding for road building and maintenance, there is little consensus about how go about doing it.

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Sports NASCAR/Racing
Update: Kyle Busch sustains broken leg, foot in Daytona Xfinity race;  Reed takes win

Update: Kyle Busch sustains broken leg, foot in Daytona Xfinity race; Reed takes win

February 21st, 2015 7:29 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

Ryan Reed won for the first time in a NASCAR national series with an Xfinity Series victory Saturday at Daytona International Speedway, where Sprint Cup star Kyle Busch was injured in a late crash.

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Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

Kingsport man sentenced for pistol whipping woman

February 21st, 2015 5:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The six year sentencing of Ronald Lee Laferty, 48, is part of a plea agreement that reduced an attempted murder charge.

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Update: Busch loses both appeals of NASCAR suspension

Update: Busch loses both appeals of NASCAR suspension

February 21st, 2015 4:30 pm by JENNA FRYER, AP Auto Racing Writer

A final appeals officer upheld NASCAR's suspension of Kurt Busch on Saturday night. Busch was suspended indefinitely Friday after a judge said the Sprint Cup driver almost surely choked and his former girlfriend last fall at Dover.

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