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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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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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TEMA warns of potential flash flooding

TEMA warns of potential flash flooding

February 21st, 2015 1:20 pm by Associated Press

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for parts of East Tennessee through Monday and all of Middle Tennessee through Sunday morning.

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Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year

February 20th, 2015 11:57 pm by Associated Press

The judge called the case "puzzling and bizarre," saying there appeared to be two Maureen McDonnells - the loving mother and devoted wife and the first lady "who belittled and terrorized employees" at the Executive Mansion.

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Teen neighbor held in road-rage killing of Vegas mother

Teen neighbor held in road-rage killing of Vegas mother

February 20th, 2015 5:00 pm by KEN RITTER, Associated Press

With the suspected gunman in jail, police focused Friday on finding an accomplice in what they have portrayed as the road-rage killing of a Las Vegas mother outside her home.

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TVA sets record demand for February

TVA sets record demand for February

February 20th, 2015 8:38 am by Associated Press

The electric provider says meeting the high demand required a combined effort from its generating facilities and 155 local power companies and large industrial customers. TVA had also asked businesses and households to conserve energy.

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Winter keeping its icy grip around the Eastern US

Winter keeping its icy grip around the Eastern US

February 20th, 2015 8:34 am by The Associated Press

The bitter cold that has gripped the Eastern U.S. is showing no sign of letting up before the weekend as records for low temperatures were broken Friday.

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7 weather-related deaths confirmed in Tennessee

7 weather-related deaths confirmed in Tennessee

February 19th, 2015 8:00 pm by Associated Press

Three victims suffered from hypothermia and the rest died in traffic accidents, including a 10-year-old boy. Tennessee remains in a state of emergency with more ice and snow predicted for Friday.

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Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

Nearly 40 percent of Wal-Mart's U.S. workers to get pay raises

February 19th, 2015 9:33 am by ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer

Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that within the next six months it will give raises to about 500,000 workers, or nearly 40 percent of its 1.3 million U.S. employees.

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Fatal shooting outside Johnson City store

Fatal shooting outside Johnson City store

February 19th, 2015 8:10 am by NET News Service

Johnson City police were investigating the death in the parking lot outside the Roadrunner Market at 1908 E. Unaka Ave. across from the Johnson City Country Club. According to a 911 dispatcher, the shooting was reported at 10:16 p.m.

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