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Tennessee officials remind people to get burn permits

Posted: 09/28/2014 - With the fire season just around the corner, state forestry officials are reminding people that they'll need a burn permit starting in October and continuing through next spring.

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State appeals judge's ruling on TennCare delays

Posted: 09/27/2014 - Tennessee is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling that TennCare must provide applicants with a fair hearing if it cannot process their requests on time.

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Haslam presses ahead on Medicaid expansion talks

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's still in talks over finding a way to expand Medicaid in Tennessee despite pushback from fellow Republicans in the state legislature.

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DA asks TBI to investigate arrest of Red Bank man

Posted: 09/26/2014 - A prosecutor has asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to review the arrest of a man who says police used excessive force when they took him into custody on charges of simple assault and resisting arrest.

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Tennessee officials say prescription painkillers down

Posted: 09/20/2014 - Tennessee officials say doctor shopping has decreased in the three years since the passage of a state law requiring drug history checks before filling painkiller prescriptions.

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56 million accounts at risk in Home Depot hack

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Home Depot said Thursday that it has identified the malware used to steal customer payment information and has eliminated it from the company's network

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Memphis officials find 200 more rape kits

Posted: 09/16/2014 - The Commercial Appeal reports that Deputy Police Chief Jim Harvey briefed Memphis City Council members Tuesday as part of his monthly update on fixing the backlog of untested kits.

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Smokies caution visitors on how to safely view elk

Updated: 09/13/2014 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials remind park visitors to exercise caution as they view and photograph elk so that both the animals and themselves are protected. Elk are currently entering the fall breeding season, known as the rut.

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219 soring violations found at horse competition

Posted: 09/11/2014 - A federal Department of Agriculture report shows there were almost double the number of soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration competition this year compared to 2013.

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