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Please don't feed the bears

Updated: 05/19/2011 - Catching sight of a bear in the Smoky Mountains is great luck -- but there's nothing good about trying to lure one into your path.

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23 charged in multi-state drug trafficking case

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A federal grand jury in East Tennessee has indicted 23 people in a drug trafficking case that prosecutors say also reached into southwest Virginia, Michigan and Florida.

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Judge rules against plaintiffs in mosque suit

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Plaintiffs' attorney Joe Brandon Jr. had argued that the mosque violated his clients' constitutional rights, claiming that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro's members were compelled by their religion to subdue non-Muslims.

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Tennessee unemployment increases in April to 9.6 percent

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development Karla Davis said in a news release on Thursday that the rate increased because "of a substantial increase in the number of people looking for a job."

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Police: 12-year-old boy rapes boy, 9

Posted: 05/19/2011 - Police Inspector Lee Covey says officials at the 9-year-old's elementary school reported the alleged rape Monday after the boy talked to the school's counselor.

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Dog attack sends 9 year-old to hospital

Updated: 05/19/2011 - A nine-year old boy was sent to the hospital after a Great Dane reportedly attacked him Wednesday evening outside a home in south Knoxville.

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Study: Human Trafficking is a major problem in Tennessee

Updated: 05/18/2011 - TBI study finds 85% of the counties in Tennessee have had at least one report of human trafficking in the last two years. Many don't even realize this is an issue in the United States, let alone in our back yard

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CTE classes sprout new generation of workers

Updated: 05/18/2011 - Your child is about to graduate from high school and the job market is anything but encouraging. So, how prepared are they to make the transition to a career?

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Senate delays anti-gay legislation

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A proposal to prohibit the teaching of homosexuality in Tennessee public schools has been delayed in the Senate, but a measure to study the issue is advancing.

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Survey finds laws needed to fight sex trafficking

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A study released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that law enforcement officials want better state laws and training to find and stop human sex trafficking in Tennessee.

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Memphis begins cleanup as floodwater recedes

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A week after the Mississippi River crested at Memphis, the city has put out a call for volunteers to begin cleaning up debris on Mud Island.

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BancorpSouth announces which branches will close

Posted: 05/18/2011 - BancorpSouth Inc. has released a list of the 23 bank branches in six states that it will close this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations, including branches in Henning and Jackson.

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