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SEC Tournament Roundup: Day One

Updated: 03/13/2009 - Click inside the story to see all the results of first round action from Tampa, as well as Friday's schedule.

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AARP: Short-staffing compromises Tennessee elderly care

Updated: 03/12/2009 - One of our country's more powerful fighters for senior citizens-- claims that tennessee's nursing homes wouldn't be sued so often, if they weren't so understaffed. The American Association of Retired Persons commissioned this study as ammunition against any tort reform that would limit the damages a jury could award for negligent or dangerous care. But its findings may raise new questions about whether the way Uncle Sam grades care-- is fair.

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Rocky and Leon Houston released on bond

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Brothers Rocky and Leon Houston, both charged with killing Roane County Deputy Bill Jones and his ride-along friend Mike Brown in May 2006, have been released on bond.

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Gatlinburg stock trader arrested in PA, accused of scamming charity, investors

Updated: 03/13/2009 - A Gatlinburg stock trader wanted in an alleged ponzi-style scheme to defraud an East Tennessee charity and other investors was arrested on federal charges in Pennsylvania Thursday, Special Agent in Charge Richard Lambert with the FBI's Knoxville field office tells Volunteer TV News.

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Review uncovers troubles with Tenn. gun permits

Posted: 03/12/2009 - A newspaper review of state handgun records has found dozens of permit recipients in Shelby County with histories of arrests or convictions for robbery, assault and other crimes.

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UT's Baker Center opens archives to researchers, public

Updated: 03/12/2009 - The Howard Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy has opened the research room of the Modern Political Archives (MPA) in the new Baker Center facility located at 1640 Cumberland Avenue on the University of Tennessee campus.

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Judge declares mistrial in accused 'black widow' murder trial

Updated: 03/12/2009 - Knox County Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner declared a mistrial Thursday in the case of accused 'black widow' Raynella Dossett Leath, 60, after jurors told him they were hung and unable to reach a verdict.

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Roane County kinky sex death

Updated: 03/12/2009 - A Roane County man on the state sex offender registry list has been charged with reckless homicide after allegedly choking a woman to death during a sex act.

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Campbell County woman attacked by pit bulls

Updated: 03/11/2009 - Carletta Bailey's in the hospital suffering deep gashes, bite marks, and scratches to her hands, arms, and legs. Serious injuries but she's thankful she's alive, thankful her neighbor came running to help.

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