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Defense argues against death penalty in shootings

Posted: 05/08/2013 - Documents filed in federal court say a former prison guard charged with killing two Tennessee post office workers should not face the death penalty because the punishment is unconstitutional.

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Nashville-based Oreck files for bankruptcy

Posted: 05/08/2013 - Oreck laid off an undisclosed number of employees last October and again in January, saying the move was part of a shift away from direct sales.

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Taxpayers trying to turn out the lights

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Half a million dollars, that's how much it is costing Tennessee taxpayers to keep lights on 24/7 at the Leglislative Plaza and War Memorial Building in Nashville.

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Tennessee to create 9 'recovery courts'

Posted: 05/07/2013 - The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services will create nine recovery courts to combat mental health and substance abuse issues.

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Williams Sausage expanding in Union City

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development says the sausage company is investing $3 million at its headquarters in Obion County.

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Program finds jobs for hundreds National Guardmen

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Tennessee is one of only four states to have the support program, which has placed more than 600 Tennessee National Guard personnel and their families in jobs with companies across Tennessee since 2012.

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Health Department warns of West Nile

Posted: 05/07/2013 - Four out of five people with West Nile won't show symptoms, but others will develop severe illness that can result in permanent neurological damage or even death.

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Mapco: Customers may be at risk

Posted: 05/06/2013 - If you shopped at a Mapco convenience store recently, your financial information may be at risk.

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Teenager charged in shooting death of brother

Posted: 05/06/2013 - McKissack is charged with second-degree murder, two counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of aggravated assault and using a firearm to commit a felony.

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Hail storm closes schools in Franklin County

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Franklin County Highway Department was called in to assist in cleaning up the roads around the Winchester town square. There were no immediate reports of any accidents.

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Tennessee tops list of retirement destinations

Updated: 05/06/2013 - Despite its overwhelming popularity with retirees, Florida may not be the best place to spend your golden years, according to a report released by Bankrate Monday.

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Vanderbilt offering free course for teachers

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Vanderbilt University is offering K-12 teachers across the country a free professional development course through massive online open course provider Coursera.

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Metro giving air conditioners to elderly, disabled

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Fan and Air Conditioner Program is partially supported by donors who contribute money and new air conditioning units. The state Department of Human Services also contributes.

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What comes next for the Home of the Blues?

Posted: 05/06/2013 - A new plan for the future of Beale Street includes promoting the history of the community and possibly introducing more early blues music.

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Al-Jazeera America will have Nashville bureau

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Bob Wheelock, executive producer of Al-Jazeera English, confirmed Nashville as one of the bureau sites during an interview with WWJ-AM 950 in Detroit on Thursday.

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Future of Memphis emissions testing up in the air

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Memphis City Council voted last year to stop funding a vehicle emissions program, but with less than two months left before inspections stop, neither the county nor the state seems willing to take over.

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Labor employees claim white employees forced out

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Lawsuits filed in local and federal court accuse Department of Labor and Workforce Development leaders of forcing out white employees and replacing them with black employees.

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