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Charter school bill to lift cap, open enrollment

Posted: 06/15/2011 - On the last day of the General Assembly in May, state lawmakers sent Gov. Bill Haslam a bill that removes the cap on charter schools and allows any student in the charter school's jurisdiction to attend.

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Chattanooga warrant operation collects 19 suspects

Posted: 06/15/2011 - Sgt. Jerri Weary says 19 people were arrested on Monday, seven of them associated with gangs. The operation was designed to serve outstanding warrants and find violent offenders.

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State marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Updated: 06/15/2011 - The Tennessee Department of Human Services says it received nearly 9,500 reports of adult abuse, neglect and/or financial exploitation last year

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Muslim soldier opposed to war faces porn charge

Posted: 06/15/2011 - A Muslim soldier from Fort Campbell has been approved as a conscientious objector to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he has now been charged with possession of child pornography.

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Natives upset Park brings in out-of-state workers

Updated: 06/14/2011 - About two dozen jobs opened up at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park after a tornado tore through the area this spring. Park officials have reached outside of East Tennessee to fill the positions. But some folks in Blount and Sevier counties aren't happy about it.

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Author Patchett plans Nashville bookstore

Posted: 06/14/2011 - Author Ann Patchett plans to open a bookstore in Nashville, her hometown. Patchett has written six novels, including "Run" and her new "State of Wonder."

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Dogs graduating from prison to Army

Posted: 06/14/2011 - A graduation ceremony is planned this week at a western Kentucky prison, where the graduates have spent 12 weeks being schooled by inmates.

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2nd person dies at Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee

Posted: 06/13/2011 - Coffee County Sheriff Stephen M. Graves said Monday 24-year-old Christopher William Yoder of Raleigh, N.C., died of hyperthermia early Sunday after being airlifted from the festival to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

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Food stamps aid Knox County storm victims

Updated: 06/13/2011 - More federal disaster aid arrived in our area today, and there might be some for you. The Tennessee Department of Human Services is giving out food stamps to those who suffered property damage in April's severe storms.

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Aetna buys Genworth Financial business for $290M

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The Hartford, Conn., company says the deal for Continental Life Insurance Co. of Brentwood, Tenn., includes some accident and health insurance business like cancer coverage

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Perkins parent files for bankruptcy protection

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The owner of Perkins Restaurant & Bakery and Marie Callender's chains cited the weak economic climate, particularly in Florida and California, where many of its restaurants are located.

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AP data show states' budget challenges differ

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The country is pulling out of the Great Recession, but an Associated Press review of 50 balance sheets shows state budgets ravaged by declining tax revenue and bank accounts far leaner than they were when the downturn took hold.

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Lipscomb to offer information security degrees

Posted: 06/13/2011 - Don Geddes, chairman of the Nashville university's computing and information technology department, says companies are in desperate need of information security experts.

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Murfreesboro plans 9/11 memorial, selling bricks

Posted: 06/13/2011 - The bricks, which will surround the memorial, are $50 and $100 apiece. The centerpiece of the memorial will be a steel artifact from the World Trade Center tower donated to the sheriff's office.

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