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FAA settles with Southwest Airlines $7.5 million

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Southwest Airlines will pay a fine of $7.5 million for flying planes that had missed critical safety checks -- $2.5 million less than government regulators initially ordered.

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Oak Ridge sends radioactive waste to NM

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Oak Ridge Reservation in Tennessee has sent its first remote-handled radioactive waste to southern New Mexico for disposal.

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Suppression hearing set in alleged Obama plot

Posted: 03/02/2009 - A federal judge is set to hear arguments next week that law enforcement agents improperly questioned and searched one of two young men charged with plotting to kill President Barack Obama and dozens of other black people.

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TSEA president demoted from top Corrections post

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The president of the Tennessee State Employees Association has been demoted from a top post at the state Corrections Department following allegations that he billed the state and the employees' group for identical trips.

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Burn permits required until May

Posted: 03/02/2009 - With spring approaching, state Forestry Division officials caution that permits are still required until May 15 for burning debris.

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Appeals court upholds judicial election

Posted: 03/02/2009 - A ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals says just because voters took longer than usual to cast ballots in an August 2006 election doesn't make those votes illegal.

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Vinson defends security guard training

Updated: 03/02/2009 - Investigators from the Knoxville Police Department and prosecutors are expected to meet late Monday afternoon or early in the evening. The topic: The weekend shooting of two people by a jewelry store security guard.

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AAA study: Majority of deaths in teen driver crashes not the drivers

Updated: 04/20/2010 - An update to a AAA study shows 58% of Tennessee teen crashes, during a 10 year period, killed persons other than teen drivers. Although AAA says the teen driving situation is getting better, one teen death is too many and they hope this study helps.

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Armed security guards: legal limits and training

Updated: 03/02/2009 - It's a 2-day process to become an armed security guard, but in that time period you're supposed to learn all about the law. But a local security expert says in this situation, the guard should never have intervened in a domestic dispute outside of the jewelry store.

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Tennessee appeals court upholds judicial election

Posted: 03/02/2009 - A ruling by the Tennessee Court of Appeals says just because voters took longer than usual to cast ballots in an August 2006 election doesn't make those votes illegal.

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Burn permits required until May

Posted: 03/02/2009 - With spring approaching, state Forestry Division officials caution that permits are still required until May 15 for burning debris.

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Nashville tuberculosis effort focuses on blacks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The number of tuberculosis cases in Davidson County has declined over the last decade, though the number of blacks with the disease remains disproportionately high.

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17 injured in ski station accident in Spain

Posted: 03/02/2009 - A Spanish official says 17 people were slightly injured when a cable of a ski chairlift snapped in the southern Sierra Nevada ski resort.

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Wendy's/Arby's posts 4Q loss

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Wendy's/Arby's Group Inc. says it posted a loss in its fourth quarter mainly due to a charge resulting from poor performance at the Arby's brand.

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New arena picks up first sponsor

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Norton Healthcare has signed on as the first sponsor for the new arena being built in downtown Louisville.

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