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Temporary speaker elected in Tennessee House

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Tennessee House has unanimously elected Republican Rep. Steve McDaniel to serve as temporary speaker while the chamber's top two leaders are away due to illnesses.

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Governor Bredesen hoping for more flexibility

Posted: 02/11/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Phil Bredesen has submitted legislation that he hopes will give the state more flexibility to weather the current economic crisis.

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New trial date set for House

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The new trial for former death row inmate Paul House has been rescheduled to begin June 1.

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Scaling back for Valentine's Day?

Valentine Balloon

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Knoxville (WVLT) - Valentine's Day is Saturday, but this year, there could be a little more smooching to make up for the cheaper presents.

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Delta Queen docking as Chattanooga hotel

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Banished from America's waterways as a cruise vessel because of its wooden construction, the 82-year-old sternwheel steamboat Delta Queen arrived Wednesday in Chattanooga to become a floating hotel on the Tennessee River.

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Tenn. GOP denounces Williams in hometown paper ad

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Tennessee Republican Party has run an advertisement in House Speaker Kent Williams' hometown newspaper to denounce the man they booted from the GOP earlier this week.

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Woman who sang about fire charged with 7 arsons

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Police in a Philadelphia suburb say a 19-year-old woman accused of arson was caught on a surveillance camera singing, "The fire department is going to be mad at me."

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Tenn. GOP denounces Williams in hometown paper ad

Posted: 02/11/2009 - The Tennessee Republican Party has run an advertisement in House Speaker Kent Williams' hometown newspaper to denounce the man they booted from the GOP earlier this week.

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Fisherman found dead in creek

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Authorities are investigating the drowning of a fisherman near the Kentucky border.

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Police find baby safe after car theft

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Police in Memphis say a baby was found safe after the car he was left inside was stolen at a convenience store.

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Bankers: Bailout funds helped, repayment coming

Posted: 02/11/2009 - Several CEO's at major banks that received emergency capital from the federal government last fall say they made more loans as a result of the infusions. And they are vowing to pay back the taxpayer money over time.

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Tornado kills at least 4 in southern Oklahoma

Posted: 02/11/2009 - At least four people have been killed as a large, violent tornado ripped through a southern Oklahoma town late Tuesday. Up to 50 people have been injured.

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Tennessee businessman charged with bilking New York relative

Posted: 02/11/2009 - A complaint in Manhattan federal court accuses a Chattanooga-area businessman of defrauding a New York relative of $6.8 million and spending it partly on a lavish lifestyle that included private chartered planes and stays in upscale hotels.

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