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Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

April 1st, 2015 6:43 am by By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The move was part of an administration effort to reduce disparities in drug sentencing and scale back mandatory minimum prison sentences. Most of those who will be released early were convicted of selling large amounts of cocaine.

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Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam

April 1st, 2015 6:17 am by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit.

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Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

March 31st, 2015 10:31 pm by Associated Press

Ricky Shawatza Hall and his passenger had just driven off in the SUV of a 60-year-old Baltimore man, who told investigators that he had picked up the two strangers in Baltimore and brought them to a Howard County motel.

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Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill fails again

Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill fails again

March 31st, 2015 10:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee state Rep. Jon Lundberg's latest attempt to advance his so-called "Pass the Bottle" legislation failed on a voice vote Tuesday in the House State Government Committee.

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Kindergartners 'Skype' classmate during cancer treatment

Kindergartners 'Skype' classmate during cancer treatment

March 31st, 2015 8:55 pm by Jeff Bobo

After three months in a Memphis hospital, with maybe another year left to go, 6-year-old Mack Ward's spirits received a much needed boost during chemotherapy last week when he received a "Skype" call form his kindergarten classmates in Rogersville.

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

March 31st, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

March 31st, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

Four trucking companies have settled lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

March 31st, 2015 6:18 pm by Associated Press

Mines built the company town of Seco, Ky. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - will help to draw visitors here.

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Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

March 31st, 2015 5:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man, as well as his mother and aunt, were arrested last month after allegedly selling or trading large quantities of their prescription narcotics within a day of receiving the pills.

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Not much good news from state about HCMG cemetery status

Not much good news from state about HCMG cemetery status

March 31st, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cemetery patrons will have to cover the cost of incomplete work and merchandise out of their own pockets a second time, and although there is a potential for refunds at some point in the future, it probably won't be at 100 percent.

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