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Haslam backs deal giving Amazon tax break

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says it would be "disingenuous" for him to support legislative efforts to kill a special tax break for online retailer Amazon.com.

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Haslam evaluating measure to extend unemployment

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration is evaluating a legislative effort to extend unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless Tennesseans.

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Man found dead in back yard likely intruder

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll says a masked man entered a residence late Sunday and there was an exchange of gunfire. A person who was a guest in the home was wounded and left with the invader.

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Steamboat company considering moving to Memphis

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Associated Press reports that the Great American Steamboat Co., which owns the American Queen and the Mississippi Queen vessels, is considering relocating its corporate headquarters to the Bluff City.

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TBI probing deaths of 2 in mobile home

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a West Tennessee mobile home.

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Local retailers protest online tax breaks

Updated: 05/16/2011 - One of the advantages you may have by living in Tennessee is that you don't pay a state income tax, which most consider a bonus. And while the state does have a sales tax, many online companies aren't required to collect the tax and local businessowners like John Bevis are fed up.

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Nashville man one of two Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/16/2011 - The Department of Defense reported Monday that 27-year-old Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf of Nashville, Tenn., and 43-year-old Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer of Modesto, Calif., died May 12 in Helmand province.

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Tennessee bonds could spur up to $3.5B Hemlock growth

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam's annual spending proposal includes a $150 million bond designed to spur an expansion of up to $3.5 billion at the Hemlock Semiconductor plant in Clarksville.

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Chattanooga man gets 7 years in hit-and-run case

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Jeremy Lane was sentenced Monday. A jury convicted him March 4 on vehicular homicide and other charges in the Dec. 23, 2009, hit-and-run death of Susan Wood as she was arriving at her downtown workplace.

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Students take inspiration from commencement speech

Updated: 05/16/2011 - President Barack Obama says students graduating from a high school in a tough South Memphis neighborhood prove that no excuses should be accepted when it comes to education.

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Group wants stiffer sentences for gun crimes

Posted: 05/16/2011 - A coalition of Tennessee prosecutors and police is trying to get the state legislature to pass a law that would stiffen penalties for some felons caught with guns.

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4 arrested after fatal snake bite in court Monday

Updated: 05/16/2011 - Four men arrested on misdemeanor wildlife charges in southeastern Tennessee after a man was fatally bitten by a poisonous snake he was handling have a Monday court hearing in Chattanooga.

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Dems push to revive extended unemployment in Tenn.

Posted: 05/15/2011 - Extended unemployment benefits ran out in April for 28,000 jobless people in Tennessee after state officials didn't adjust state law to comply with new federal standards.

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WVLT team wins AP award

Updated: 05/15/2011 - Volunteer TV Reporter Sara Shookman and photojournalist Daniel Beckner received an award Saturday night for Best Short Light Feature by the Associated Press.

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Former soldier sent to prison for selling weapons

Posted: 05/13/2011 - A former Fort Campbell, Ky., soldier has been sentenced to a year in prison after an undercover agent caught him selling machine guns and distributing explosive materials without a license.

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