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Bobo Search Continues after Item Found

Searchers have found an item they think belongs to a Tennessee woman missing for nearly two weeks, but investigators aren't saying what it is. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman said Monday it is unlikely the item found in the…

Haslam, Ramsey Oppose Campus Gun Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam and Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey are working against a bill to allow faculty and staff to carry guns on the campuses of Tennessee's public universities. But the two Republicans have arrived at that position for different reasons.…

Kentucky Government Going Green

Gov. Steve Beshear is calling attention to a new website that highlights state government's initiatives to be more environmentally friendly. Beshear said his administration is saving money with green initiatives that can be reviewed on the website. People can access…

Elvis And Ali Honored

Two American superstars are crossing paths at an art institution in a Philadelphia suburb. Visitors to the James A. Michener Museum can peek into the lives of Elvis Presley and Muhammad Ali in a pair of photography exhibits called "Ali…

Haslam Hits 100 Day Mark

Gov. Bill Haslam marks 100 days in office on Monday. The Republican says he's been pleased with what his administration has accomplished so far and where his legislative priorities stand in the Legislature. But Haslam says he also looks forward…

Church Secretary Accused Of Theft

Johnson City Police have charged a church secretary with stealing nearly a quarter-million dollars from the congregation she worked for. Investigators arrested 32-year-old Jessica Lynn Tramel of Bristol on Thursday, charging her with theft over $60,000. The investigation began when…

"Academic Freedom" Bill Withdrawn In TN Senate

The Senate sponsor of a bill to shield teachers from discipline for criticizing scientific theories has taken the proposal off notice for the year. Republican Sen. Bo Watson of Hixson told the Chattanooga Times Free Press that he will wait…

Layoffs At Fort Knox

Army spokesman Brian Lepley said that some 500 jobs will be lost at Fort Knox when a human resources department is shut down in a cost-cutting move. The army announced the layoffs in a news release Wednesday. Lepley says the…

Highway Construction Halts For Easter

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday traffic. All road construction work that requires lane closures will be stopped Thursday at 6 p.m. Work will resume Monday at…

Rangers Rescue Hiker In Smokies

Rangers in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have found a young North Carolina man who had been missing. Caleb McLoud Tutor of Fuquay-Varina, N.C., approached park visitors on Tuesday on Laurel Creek Road and asked for help, reported The…

MS Tire Plant Target Of Lawsuit

A federal judge in Mississippi has transferred a wrongful death and defective products lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. to Louisiana. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers issued the order Monday. Biggers said…

Haslam Cuts ECD Jobs

Gov. Bill Haslam is laying off 60 at the state Department of Economic and Community Development as part of an overhaul of the agency's mission. The Republican governor said Wednesday that a review of the department's operations resulted in the…

Cleanup Begins from Overnight Storms

Thunderstorms that pounded Tennessee have moved over the mountains, but some scattered storms could redevelop Wednesday east of Nashville. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports no deaths or serious injuries, but has widespread damage reports from the Mississippi River onto…

Judge Gun Bill Advances In TN House

A proposal that would allow Tennessee judges with certain training to carry a gun in the courtroom is headed for a full House vote. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby was approved by the House Judiciary…

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