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Storms Rake East Tennessee

Storm experts will survey at least three areas of Tennessee to determine whether tornadoes touched down as storms struck the state. National Weather Service forecaster David Gaffin in the Morristown office says an assessment team will look at storm damage…

Tea Party, Haslam At Odds

The Tennessee Tea Party is drawing sharp rebukes from Republicans for claiming Gov. Bill Haslam showed "socialistic" tendencies in his previous role as mayor of Knoxville. The group is angry at Haslam for failing to support a Senate bill that…

Kentucky Teen Kills Parents Over Grounding

The state medical examiner's office says a south-central Kentucky couple whose bodies were found in their home were shot to death. Family members say the 15-year-old charged with killing them had been told he wasn't allowed to see his 12-year-old…

Lewis Honored By Lawmakers

Members of the Tennessee General Assembly took time to honor civil rights icon John Lewis. The program Wednesday in the Legislative Plaza across the street from the Capitol follows a resolution honoring Lewis that was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives last month. Lewis, a Georgia congressman among 15 people who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom last month, spoke at the 1963 March on Washington before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Lewis organized Tennessee's first lunch counter sit-in at age 19 in Nashville. During the program, he credited his experience in Nashville for "making me the person I am today."

Desoto County Homes Clear Flood Plain

Olive Branch city officials will be sending letters to some homeowners informing them they will not have to buy flood insurance after all. The Commercial Appeal reports officials expect 223 homes to be withdrawn from flood zone designations. City engineer…

Kentucky Searches For Kids of Slain Couple

Police are searching for two children who might be in danger after a south-central Kentucky couple was found slain in their home. Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory says an Amber Alert was out for 15-year-old Christopher Endicott and 12-year-old…

Theme Park Possible in Middle Tennessee

Aldermen in Spring Hill, Tenn., have agreed for now to annex 200 acres that would be part of a planned $750 million theme park. But some board members said they need more information about the project before a final vote…

Tennessee Unveils Whiskey Trail

The newest of Tennessee self-guided driving tours includes stops in 11 counties featuring some of the state's most well-known products, including the Jack Daniel's distillery and the Tennessee walking horse. Tourism officials unveiled the signs and logo for the Jack…

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