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Tenn. doctors face drug charges in Ky.

Posted: 02/05/2009 - HARLAN, Ky. (AP) -- Two Nashville, Tenn., doctors have been charged with illegally writing prescription painkillers for about 350 people in Harlan County, Ky.

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No charges for Tenn. Highway Patrol ex-officer

Posted: 02/05/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville prosecutor has decided not to charge a Tennessee Highway Patrol lieutenant who was fired after checking information on as many as 182 state employees and private individuals. Davidson County District Attorney Torry Johnson tells The Tennessean that it's not clear why Ronnie Shirley was running names of mostly women through the criminal justice database. But he says he has no evidence that a crime was committed. Johnson says charges such as official misconduct or misuse of official information would require evidence showing that a person benefited from it, and he says he doesn't have that type of evidence in this case. Shirley helped fix a ticket in 2004 for then-Deputy Gov. Dave Cooley, Gov. Phil Bredesen's top adviser at the time. He's appealing to get his job back in the snooping case. ------ Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Religious counselor convicted of tax evasion

Posted: 02/04/2009 - CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal jury convicted the owner of a Christian counseling business of failing to pay tax on more than $400,000 in income.

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2 Memphis robberies result in clerk deaths

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Police in Memphis are investigating two robberies, both of which resulted in convenience store clerks being killed over the weekend.

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Shoved Wal-Mart greeter sues suspended policeman

Posted: 02/03/2009 - A 71-year-old Wal-Mart greeter who contends he was shoved to the ground by a Chattanooga detective when he asked the detective for a receipt and touched his arm has filed a federal damage lawsuit.

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"Boss" to headline Bonnaroo

Updated: 02/03/2009 - Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year's Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival.

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Springsteen, Phish head lineup for Bonnaroo

Posted: 02/03/2009 - NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his Super Bowl halftime performance, has been announced as a headliner at this year's Bonnaroo Arts & Music Festival, along with the recently reunited Phish.

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Shelby County employee fired in probe

Posted: 01/31/2009 - A Shelby County employee was fired and another retired as part of an investigation into motor-vehicle-registration practices at the County Clerk's Office.

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Dyersburg man sentenced to 10 years in prison

Posted: 01/28/2009 - A Memphis judge has sentenced a West Tennessee man to more than 10 years in federal prison for conspiracy, wire and mail fraud and money laundering.

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