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Windy, Stormy Weather Developing Across Tenn.

Weather forecasters are predicting heavy downpours of rain and the potential for severe storms as a weather system moves into Tennessee. A wind advisory was issued Tuesday morning by The National Weather Service for all of West Tennessee and most…

Oak Ridge Suffers Cyber Attack

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory hopes to restore limited email on Tuesday after a cyber attack over the weekend. Laboratory Director Thom Mason says officials shut down electronic access to the lab Friday night after a highly sophisticated cyber attack,…

Governor Haslam Offers $50,000 Reward in Bobo Case

According to the Governor's office, Gov. Bill Haslam is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of the person or persons who are criminally responsible for the aggravated kidnapping of 20-year old Holly Bobo.…

255,300 Ky. Residents Sign up for Earthquake Drill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - About 255,300 Kentucky residents and more than 2.1 million people in a wide swath of the central U.S. have registered to participate in the region's largest earthquake disaster preparedness drill. The Kentucky Division of Emergency Management…

Severe Storms Death Toll Rises to 9 in 2 states

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Gov. Mike Beebe says two deaths in Little Rock have pushed the death toll from violent weather in Arkansas to seven. Little Rock police spokesman Terry Hastings says a tree fell on a Little Rock…

Tenn. Revenue Estimates Reflect Improving Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Members of the State Funding Board say their revenue projections are indicative of Tennessee's improving economy, but also reflect events that are happening globally. Under the best-case scenario adopted by the panel on Friday, general fund…

JTV employee pleads guilty to theft from channel

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A woman who worked for Jewelry Television has pleaded guilty to taking baubles from the Knoxville-based television shopping network. Wanda June Jackson entered into a plea deal that brought her three years of supervised probation and…

Weather to Affect Search for Missing Woman

PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) - A sheriff says bad weather moving through western Tennessee will affect the search for a woman who was last seen being dragged away by a man in camouflage. Speaking Friday on NBC's "Today" show, Decatur County…

TN Officials Push Immunization

Tennessee health officials say parents and medical personnel must all invest time and energy to be sure every infant in the state is properly immunized. According to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Health, every $1 spent to…

Man Dies In Shootout With Knoxville Police

Knoxville police fatally shot a man who said he wasn't going back to jail and then raised a gun at them. Police Chief David Rausch says the man called 911 shortly before midnight Thursday, saying he had outstanding warrants and…

Voter Photo Advances In TN House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee voters would have to show photo identification before they can cast ballots under a proposal that passed the House. The measure sponsored by House Republican Caucus Chairwoman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville was approved 57-35 on…

Search for Bobo Continues in Decatur County

This video is no longer available. PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) - Hundreds of searchers combed woods and fields in western Tennessee on Thursday looking for a nursing student who was last seen being dragged from the carport of her home by…

Col. Sanders Subject Of Federal Investigation

Newly released FBI documents show that KFC founder Colonel Harland Sanders received a death threat in the 1970s that prompted a federal investigation. The hand-written letter addressed to Sanders and his wife told the restaurant entrepreneur from Kentucky that he…

Appeals Court Tosses Ford Conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned former state Sen. John Ford's convictions for concealing material facts and wire fraud. Ford was convicted in 2008 in Nashville for failing to disclose payments he accepted from contractors with TennCare, the state's expanded…

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