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Trial continues in death of Iraqi detainee

Posted: 02/24/2009 - FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) -- The military trial of a Fort Campbell soldier charged in the murder of an Iraqi detainee continues as prosecutors bring more witnesses to testify.

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Tennessee coal industry agrees to severance tax hike

Posted: 02/23/2009 - Tennessee roadbuilders and the mining industry are lining up behind a bill to increase the state's severance tax on each ton of coal from 20 cents to $1 over the next four years.

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TSU sued by student, discrimination claimed

Updated: 02/20/2009 - A student at Tennessee State University is suing the Nashville school, claiming she was denied financial aid because she is not black.

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NRC reinstates permits for TVA's Bellefonte plant

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Federal regulators have cleared the way for the Tennessee Valley Authority to resume construction at its unfinished Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeast Alabama.

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Lawmaker wants governor to refuse stimulus money

Posted: 02/20/2009 - Tennessee Republican Rep. Brian Kelsey is proposing a resolution that would urge Gov. Phil Bredesen to refuse any money from the federal economic stimulus package.

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Man gets 25 years in prison for wife's death

Posted: 02/20/2009 - A Memphis man has been sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison without the possibility of parole for the beating death of his schoolteacher wife.

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Higher education could get $500M from stimulus

Updated: 07/20/2009 - Finance Commissioner Dave Goetz says Tennessee higher education institutions could get as much as $500 million over the next two years under provisions of the economic stimulus package.

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Man convicted of child rape, incest

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A Hawkins County judge will sentence Daniel Ross McClellan on Thursday on his child rape and incest convictions.

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Baby abandoned at rural church in Marion County

Posted: 02/18/2009 - Stepping outside in the frigid air after a night of playing cards, Ben Lewis and his brother heard a baby crying somewhere down the road and followed the cries to a church on Suck Creek Mountain.

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Court martial of soldier in Iraqi detainee death

Posted: 02/18/2009 - A Fort Campbell soldier charged with premeditated murder is scheduled to face a military jury at Fort Campbell on a charge of premeditated murder in the death of an Iraqi detainee.

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Sheriff says trash cleanup is crime prevention

Posted: 02/18/2009 - ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) -- An East Tennessee sheriff says there's a correlation between trash and crime. Unicoi County Sheriff Kent Weeks has made a list of spots where his employees will pick up trash, including old car tires and gasoline tanks illegally dumped along roads. Weeks told the Johnson City Press experience has shown him trashy areas breed more than mosquitoes -- they breed crime as well. Harris said the department has cleaned up several illegal dump sites over the past few years. The sheriff said the cleanup is taking place in the winter to minimize the danger of workers being struck by snakes.

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