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Bill supporting horse meat processing plant advances

April 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Tom Humphrey

NASHVILLE - By a one-vote margin, a bill that lays the groundwork for establishing a horse meat processing plant in Tennessee advanced through a key House subcommittee Wednesday despite opposition from singer Willie Nelson.State Rep. Frank Niceley, R-Stra

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18 illegal immigrants found jammed in van

April 8th, 2010 12:00 am by Bob Fowler

KINGSTON - Authorities found 18 illegal immigrants jammed into a stolen passenger van after it was observed "traveling recklessly" eastbound on Interstate 40 in Roane County on Wednesday morning."This was actually a human smuggling operation that originat

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Appeals court upholds vehicular homicide conviction in 2005 Johnson City drag racing death

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff report

An appeals court has upheld David Phillips' vehicular homicide conviction and six-year prison sentence related to a 2005 drag racing-related crash that killed one area teenager and severely injured another.David Phillips, 43, was in the Washington County

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Senator vows to block all spending billing that are not 'paid for'

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

The Hill is reporting that Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has vowed to block all future spending bills in the Senate that aren't fully "paid for" with cuts to other spending programs.Coburn and other Republicans are already blocking a $9 billion bill to extend

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Willie Nelson fires back over Tenn. horse slaughter bill

April 7th, 2010 12:00 am by Anne Paine

Rep. Frank Niceley started it: He's blaming Willie Nelson and his friends for horses around the country that are starving. During an agriculture committee meeting last month, the Strawberry Plains Republican had upbraided Nelson for his opposition to kil

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