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Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

Bill to make Bible official state book of Tennessee advances

April 8th, 2015 9:30 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey says he opposes a measure to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee, saying the legislation "belittles the most holy book that's ever been written."

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Haslam signs Tennessee guns-in-parking-lots bill

Haslam signs Tennessee guns-in-parking-lots bill

April 8th, 2015 7:31 am by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed legislation that allows workers to sue their employers if they are fired for storing guns in cars parked on company lots.

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Tennessee Supreme Court: Bail is not an absolute right

Tennessee Supreme Court: Bail is not an absolute right

April 8th, 2015 7:27 am by Associated Press

The opinion stemmed from the Knoxville case of Latickia Burgins, who had bailed out of jail after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge and was later charged in connection with a violent carjacking.

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Second Harvest, Walmart launch revamped Fight Hunger campaign

Second Harvest, Walmart launch revamped Fight Hunger campaign

April 7th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

An innovative campaign to help feed the hungry, not only in this area but across the country, kicked off today, and it has the potential to bring in $3 million and 75 million meals for food insecure people across the nation.

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Three die from fumes in Tenn. home

Three die from fumes in Tenn. home

April 7th, 2015 8:41 am by Associated Press

WARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A father, his teenage son and his 8-year-old nephew have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in a Morgan County home.

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J.C. Schools consider joining lawsuit against state

J.C. Schools consider joining lawsuit against state

April 7th, 2015 8:25 am by Tony Casey, NET News Service

Members of the Johnson City Board of Education are weighing their options after hearing an update Monday on a lawsuit filed against the state government seeking better funding for public schools.

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Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

Eastman again recognized by EPA as Energy Star partner

April 7th, 2015 7:59 am by Hank Hayes

Through its partnership with the ENERGY STAR program since 2008, Eastman said it has made improvements in its energy performance, resulting in energy intensity reductions, cost savings and lowered emissions.

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Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

Defense rests in Hernandez murder trial

April 6th, 2015 7:28 pm by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

Testimony in the murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez ended Monday after the defense called just three witnesses and rested its case in a single day.

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Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

Volkswagen seeks to increase planned expansion by 25 percent

April 6th, 2015 9:33 am by Associated Press

The Associated Press reports documents show the plant wants to add an additional 130,153 square feet to the original expansion, 25 percent more than first planned. The additional expansion will add about $18 million to the $900 million project.

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Death penalty hearing for man charged with killing 3 Muslims

Death penalty hearing for man charged with killing 3 Muslims

April 6th, 2015 9:32 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER, The Associated Press

The man accused of killing three North Carolina college students - their family says because they were Muslim - is scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Monday to determine whether he could face the death penalty.

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