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Tennessee increases effort to help children in state custody

Tennessee increases effort to help children in state custody

May 20th, 2015 10:03 am by Associated Press

A new policy report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls on child welfare agencies to increase efforts to place youth removed from their homes with relatives or foster families.

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Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

May 20th, 2015 8:36 am by By Jerry Hirsch and Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times

At least six people have been killed by the air bags, and dozens more have been injured.

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Justice Department names 7 motorcycle clubs as major criminal enterprises

Justice Department names 7 motorcycle clubs as major criminal enterprises

May 20th, 2015 8:13 am by By Nigel Duara, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Sunday's bloody confrontation in Waco, Texas, is a jolting reminder that some motorcycle gangs are still a violent force in some parts of the country.

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Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

Highway 36 construction on schedule for fall finish

May 20th, 2015 8:10 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

TDOT hopes to ease traffic congestion between Johnson City and Kingsport and Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Blountville and to provide an alternative route to Interstate 26.

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FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

FTC: Family raised $187M for cancer, spent it on themselves

May 19th, 2015 7:00 pm by ANNE FLAHERTY

A Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million it collected for cancer patients to buy themselves cars, gym memberships and take luxury cruise vacations, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries

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State premium costs reach nearly $1.9M for 10 lawmakers

State premium costs reach nearly $1.9M for 10 lawmakers

May 19th, 2015 6:00 pm by Dave Boucher, The Tennessean

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey has received more than $100,000 from taxpayers for his health insurance premiums since 1993, according to a new records obtained by The Tennessean.

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Tennessee man pleads guilty to plotting attack on Muslims

Tennessee man pleads guilty to plotting attack on Muslims

May 19th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

A man who ran for Congress last year in East Tennessee has pleaded guilty to plotting an attack on a small Muslim enclave in New York.

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Report on Tennessee officer assaults shows decline in 2014

Report on Tennessee officer assaults shows decline in 2014

May 19th, 2015 10:32 am by Associated Press

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says the number of law enforcement officers in the state who were attacked declined in 2014 from the year before.

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Shelter, trail closed in Smokies due to bear activity

Shelter, trail closed in Smokies due to bear activity

May 19th, 2015 10:31 am by Associated Press

Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed a trail and a backcountry shelter due to aggressive bear activity.

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Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

Memo: Violence long simmered between rival Texas biker gangs

May 19th, 2015 10:30 am by EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press

Texas law enforcement authorities warned weeks ago of growing animosity between rival motorcycle gangs, a feud that erupted into violence this week with a deadly lunchtime shootout between the two groups in a crowded Waco restaurant.

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