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Woman sent to prison, will then be deported

Posted: 08/19/2011 - A Memphis woman who pleaded guilty to injuring her 3-year-old son has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison, after which she will be deported.

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Evaluations worry teachers

Posted: 08/19/2011 - Tennessee education officials say they're taking steps to address teachers' concerns about a new evaluation system that for the first time will use students' standardized test scores as part of the process.

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UK receives $14.5M for carbon capture research

Posted: 08/19/2011 - The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a $14.5 million grant to the University of Kentucky to research ways to reduce the cost and improve efficiency of advanced carbon capture systems at coal-fired power plants.

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"West Memphis Three" freed after 18 years

Updated: 08/19/2011 - Three men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts and dumping their bodies in an Arkansas ditch changed their pleas Friday, resolving a yearslong effort to win their freedom.

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Army works with MTSU on drone tech

Posted: 08/18/2011 - Middle Tennessee State University is partnering with the U.S. Army to develop research for unmanned aircraft technology

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Unemployment holds steady at 9.8% in July

Posted: 08/18/2011 - State Labor Commissioner Karla Davis says "statistics behind the unchanged unemployment rate show a slight drop in employment numbers along with an overall decline in the labor force."

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Humboldt man found dead under bridge

Posted: 08/18/2011 - Gibson County Sheriff's Office investigators are trying to determine whether the death of a Humboldt man whose body was found under a bridge was a homicide.

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Vanderbilt includes pagan holidays in calendar

Posted: 08/18/2011 - Pagan and Wiccan holy days, which follow the changing seasons, are included among Vanderbilt University's list of religious holy days alongside other religious events like Ramadan and Passover.

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4 former hospital officers file complaints

Posted: 08/18/2011 - Four former police officers at Erlanger Health System have filed complaints with the state, saying the Chattanooga hospital wouldn't pay them when they worked during lunch periods.

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Report shows decline in state ACT scores

Posted: 08/17/2011 - According to the report released Wednesday, results from the April 2011 test show the state's public high school students' composite ACT score dropped from 19.1 out of 36 in 2010 to 19 in 2011.

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Chattanooga group comes up with rapid rail money

Posted: 08/17/2011 - After years of talking, a Chattanooga group says matching money is in place for a federal grant to help advance a proposed Chattanooga-to-Atlanta high-speed rail project.

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Germantown aldermen want to study own schools

Posted: 08/17/2011 - A majority of Germantown's aldermen say they want a consultant to look at the feasibility of the Memphis satellite city starting its own school system.

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