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Jurors deliberate charges in abused child's death

Posted: 11/13/2008 - A defense attorney at the trial of a Chattanooga man charged in the death of his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter says evidence shows the child likely died from repeated pokes in the head by her mother who is also charged.

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Group wants probe of transgender woman's death

Posted: 11/13/2008 - The nation's largest gay civil rights organization is calling for a thorough investigation of the murder of a transgender woman who was preparing to sue Memphis police.

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Naifeh still planning bid for Tenn. House speaker

Posted: 11/13/2008 - Democratic House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh still hopes to retain the top post in the House even though his party lost the majority in the chamber in last week's elections.

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Memphis restaurant to keep church facade

Posted: 11/13/2008 - When Chick-fil-A builds a new restaurant in downtown Memphis, the company says it will keep the facade of a church building that preservationists campaigned for.

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Adios! Economy, job losses prompt immigrants' flee

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Many of the uncounted, or under-counted, unemplyed are Immigrants -- legal, illegal, or undocumented. But East Tennessee feels their presence, or absence -- whether it's the restaurateur whose lunch tables sit empty, or the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, citing the sales unmade and taxes unpaid when jobs in construction, landscaping and the service sector disappear, or go unfilled.

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Tennessee receives failing grade from March of Dimes

Updated: 11/12/2008 - The state of Tennessee received a failing grade from the March of Dimes in what will be an annual Premature Birth Report Card. The "F" grade shows how the state is facing a crisis level of premature births that is driving up health care costs and special education budgets.

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Elderly couple in critical condition after motel fire

Updated: 11/12/2008 - An east Tennessee family is hoping and praying tonight after two of their loved ones are critically burned in a motel fire. 70 year old Nancy Louise Riggs and 63 year old James Petree are both being treated at Nashville University Medical Center

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Booted commissioner Scott Moore appealing ouster

Updated: 11/12/2008 - Ousted Knox County Commissioner and former Commission Chairman Scott Moore has filed filed papers to appeal a judges ruling that kicked him out of office, according to sources at the City County Building.

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Erin McLean's contempt hearing set back

Updated: 11/12/2008 - A judge in Knoxville has set over a contempt hearing for Erin McLean, whose former husband was sentenced last week in the fatal shooting of her teenage lover.

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Enforcement blitz on rural roads

Posted: 11/12/2008 - The Governor's Highway Safety Office is cracking down on seat belt use in rural areas of Tennessee.

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Restraining order issued against GOP operative

Posted: 11/12/2008 - A Sullivan County circuit judge issued a restraining order against a Republican operative in a state House campaign for using running Web sites named after the Democratic incumbent in the race.

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Wartime economy boosts real estate near bases

Posted: 11/12/2008 - While overall national home prices and sales are down, there are pockets in the U.S. that are doing well, including military towns dominated by big bases.

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50 House Republicans pledge to elect GOP speaker

Posted: 11/12/2008 - All 50 Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives have signed a pledge to elect a slate of GOP leaders when the legislative session convenes in January.

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Economy dims immigrants' hopes

Posted: 11/12/2008 - Some people who had immigrated to the United States in hopes of economic success are returning to their native countries.

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