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Nashville mayor seeks to expand city's anti-bias policies

December 15th, 2010 4:17 am by Nate Rau

Mayor Karl Dean called on the city's boards and commissions Tuesday to adopt a nondiscrimination policy that protects workers based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In a letter to eight government boards that Dean appoints but that operate au

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Red-light violators fined less speedily; accidents down at camera sites; people 'learning'

December 15th, 2010 4:15 am by Rebecca Ferrar

Police in the first nine months of this year discarded almost half the 160,623 instances in which motorists were caught by cameras running a red light, according to the Knoxville Police Department.That leaves 86,075 citations that ended up being mailed to

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Child playing with lighter starts fire, burns down house

December 15th, 2010 4:12 am by NET Staff report

ELIZABETHTON The home of a mother and her two small children at 924 Walker St. was destroyed by fire on Monday evening when her 4-year-old child played with a cigarette lighter, fire officials said.Kathy Branson said her son was playing with the lighter

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'Likker' tales in legal battle: Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton's widow, daughter split over rights to book

December 14th, 2010 9:46 am by Jamie Satterfield

The widow and daughter of a famed Cocke County moonshiner who killed himself rather than go back to prison are locked in a legal battle over the rights to his autobiographical book."

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Traffic camera standards eyed in Tenn.

December 14th, 2010 4:54 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee lawmakers may take another look in the upcoming session at cities' use of traffic cameras to catch speeders and red-light runners.Lawmakers are discussing guidelines to make sure camera programs boost safety rather than serve as hig

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Study finds 1 in 5 high school students admit to dating violence

December 14th, 2010 4:49 am by Staff Report

According to a USA Today report, almost one-fifth of high-school students admit they physically abused someone they were dating, and those same students were likely to have abused other students and their siblings, a new study finds.The study provides new

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Roanoke girl reunited with family

December 14th, 2010 4:40 am by Amanda Codispoti and Jorge Valencia

Brittany Smith's father huddled with relatives Monday night, filled with the excitement of seeing his daughter for the first time since she disappeared for seven days with a man police say is her abductor and a suspect in her mother's killing.Benjamin Smi

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4 Blount deputies accused in wrongful death lawsuit

December 14th, 2010 4:30 am by Jamie Satterfield

A federal judge will soon decide whether four Blount County deputies should face a jury in a civil lawsuit over an arrest ruse turned deadly.Blount County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Doug Moore and deputies Lesley Paige Craig, Matthew Gilmore and Robert Berkley

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Scholar's experience at Belmont raises questions; councilmen want to end school's use of city park for sports

December 14th, 2010 4:24 am by Staff Report

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Belmont University has responded to protests over its treatment of a gay soccer coach by contending that it welcomes gay and lesbian faculty and students. But an openly gay Shakespeare scholar who was offered a job there says an adm

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