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Large tire fire in southeastern Ky. still burning

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Brown said the company in McCreary County had a history of violations, including a notice issued three weeks ago that said the business had more than 100,000 tires and lacked fire breaks.

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Chili pepper leak irritates FedEx workers

Posted: 08/16/2012 - More than 100 FedEx employees at the Memphis parcel hub were treated at the scene after a forklift punctured a barrel of concentrated chili peppers.

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Judge won't void US Senate Democratic primary

Updated: 08/16/2012 - District Judge Kevin Sharp ruled that the lawsuit filed by losing candidate Larry Crim was improper because it was not filed against an individual.

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Senator Corker visits Knoxville Thursday

Updated: 08/16/2012 - According to a news release from Corker's office, the Tennessee Republican was to discuss the nation's fiscal challenges and "the importance of embracing the free enterprise system."

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Judge asked to stop Tenn. vote certification

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Fourth-place finisher Larry Crim sued the state's election division and the state Democratic Party on Wednesday in Nashville and asked for an emergency ruling. A hearing is set for Thursday morning.

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Shelby ballot problems being discussed

Posted: 08/15/2012 - State election officials have assured Democratic members of the legislature that voting problems Aug. 2 were mostly confined to Shelby County.

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Nashville, state education officials at odds

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says the Metro Nashville school board's decision to put off approval of a charter school application is a violation of state law.

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Kingsport GOP challenger won't contest loss

Posted: 08/15/2012 - A challenger to state Rep. Tony Shipley for the Republican nomination in House of Representatives District 2 says he will not contest the election.

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Thieves steal rescue gear from boat in Boone Lake

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The burglary was discovered when someone spotted the boat's sonar equipment floating near a marina on Monday. The serial number led investigators to the rescue boat.

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Memphis to open clinic for city employees

Posted: 08/15/2012 - The new Employee Wellness Clinic is set to open in Memphis on Wednesday for employees, dependents and retirees covered by the city's health care plan. Visits will cost a $15 flat fee.

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Panel to discuss 50 years of Metro Nashville

Posted: 08/15/2012 - Members of Nashville's first Metro Council will join political leaders in a panel to discuss 50 years since the Metro government was created and pay tribute to former Mayor Richard Fulton.

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Attic burst into flame, lightning blamed

Posted: 08/14/2012 - The homeowner told firefighters in the Hamilton County city she heard a loud boom Monday afternoon during a thunderstorm and immediately smelled smoke.

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Defendant pleads not guilty in car dealer killing

Posted: 08/14/2012 - Robinson and Ingram are charged in the December 2010 killing of James Sims, owner of Sims Motors in Humboldt. Police arrived to find Sims had been shot in the abdomen.

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Shelby County Commission approved vote on taxes

Posted: 08/14/2012 - County Mayor Mark Luttrell has said the new unified city-county school board should be given a chance to shrink an expected $59 million deficit before a tax increase is called for.

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