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School Secretary Jailed

A public school secretary charged with sex crimes against a 15-year-old boy has been sent to jail after contacting him on a social networking site. Lynda Chase was jailed on Monday for violating terms of her release, according to the… continue reading ›

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - With gold wax in place of the trademark red covering the top of its bottle, Maker's Mark has unveiled its latest commemorative bottle. This one honors Keeneland's 75th anniversary. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A Bowling Green… continue reading ›

Pre Teens Accused Of Rape

Two boys, ages 7 and 9, who are accused of raping a toddler have been placed into state custody. Magistrate Dan Michael ordered the two into the custody of the Department of Children's Services during a hearing Monday in juvenile… continue reading ›

Senate Passes Wine Shipments

A proposal that would allow wine to be shipped directly to any home in Tennessee has passed the Senate. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro was approved 21-7 on Monday. The companion bill is scheduled to… continue reading ›

Lawmakers To Talk Deer Farms

A legislative bill that would allow commercial deer farming in Tennessee is scheduled for discussion by a House subcommittee on Tuesday. A state wildlife conservation group opposes it, saying it could spread chronic wasting disease. The bill would require state… continue reading ›

Memphis Shelter Faces Outbreak

An outbreak of distemper has cause the Memphis Animal Shelter to euthanize up to 50 animals. The animals were destroyed on Saturday, according The Commercial Appeal. Shelter director Matt Pepper says workers did the best they could to protect other… continue reading ›

Uphill Battle For Third Party

Tennessee Republicans are balking at a Democratic senator's proposal to make it easier for minor parties to be listed on the ballot. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis wants to set a threshold of 10,000 signatures from eligible… continue reading ›

Homeowner Cleared In Killing

A Knox County jury has acquitted a homeowner of a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a trespasser outside his home. Jurors deliberated for about three hours, then found Kevin Beeler not guilty of second-degree murder in the shotgun… continue reading ›

Cattle Rustler Collared

A Gonzales, La., man has been arrested in the theft of 11 cattle from Adams County. The Natchez Democrat reports that Newton Thomas McNealy Jr. was charged Tuesday with theft of livestock. Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said the cattle when missing… continue reading ›

Nashville Hosting Japan Relief

Nashville is hosting its own relief effort to help the people of Japan with an event that will feature music, children's activities, a walk and Japanese foods. The Cherry Blossom Japan Relief Event is scheduled Saturday at Nashville's Public Square… continue reading ›

Roll Call For House Teacher Tenure Vote

Votes Thursday as the House, on a 65-32 vote, passed Gov. Bill Haslam's bill to make it more difficult for teachers to earn and maintain tenure status. Voting yes were 63 Republicans, one independent and one Democrat. Voting no were… continue reading ›

Teacher Tenure Bill Passes Tennessee House

Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to make it tougher for Tennessee teachers to get - and keep - tenure has passed the House. The measure was approved 65-32 Thursday. The companion bill in the Senate passed 21-12 earlier this month. Lawmakers… continue reading ›


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