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3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

on September 23, 2019, 7:34 AM / in State News

Three people died and four others were hospitalized in Pittsburgh early Sunday after allegedly taking drugs together, police said. The first victim was found unconscious in an apartment complex elevator early Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics then found another man “somewhat conscious” a few blocks away. He, too, died. Police learned both men had been at […]

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Student accused of threatening Central High has no access to guns: Sheriff

on September 23, 2019, 6:04 AM / in State News

Story By DAVID MELSON  |  Times Gazette A Shelbyville Central High student accused on social media of threatening to bring a gun to school Friday does not have access to weapons at his home, Sheriff Austin Swing said Thursday night. “We have been to the student’s home and checked to make sure no guns are available,” Swing said. “We talked […]

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Casey Hood to run for District 77, Tennessee

on September 23, 2019, 6:02 AM / in State News

Casey Hood announced Thursday his candidacy for the state house seat in which he was just appointed. Last week the Obion County Commission appointed Hood, a conservative Republican, to replace Bill Sanderson as state representative in District 77 and will serve until a special election is held for a permanent representative. His standing as an interim member of the Tennessee […]

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911 fee to go up in Coffee County

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in State News

The emergency communication service charge fee, also known as 911 fee, is going up. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) and Coffee County Commission voted to support the increase of the 911 fee from $1.16 to $1.50. BOMA approved the increase on Sept. 3, with Alderman Ryan French casting a dissenting vote. The full commission voted on Sept. […]

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How GM’s profit sharing offer to UAW workers missed the mark

How GM’s profit sharing offer to UAW workers missed the mark

on September 23, 2019, 5:50 AM / in National News, State News

By Jamie L. LaReau | Detroit Free Press A sticking point in General Motors negotiations with the UAW involves profit sharing, and a person familiar with GM’s proposal said it falls short of union demands. GM has said it offered an improved formula that would boost profit sharing. The biggest issue seems to be that GM’s offer did not include temporary workers. As […]

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NARAL condemns Tenn. lawmakers’ push to completely ban abortion

NARAL condemns Tenn. lawmakers’ push to completely ban abortion

on September 23, 2019, 5:45 AM / in State News

  In response to the Tennessee Senate Judiciary considering a draconian total ban on abortion last week, NARAL Pro-Choice America Vice President Adrienne Kimmell issued the following statement: “Tennessee politicians are working to ban abortion outright in their state, following in the footsteps of Alabama and putting anti-choice politicians’ cruelty on full display. Anti-choice lawmakers are determined to gut Roe […]

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Carver gets $80K not to come to work

Carver gets $80K not to come to work

on September 23, 2019, 5:43 AM / in State News

Former Director of Schools John Carver will receive nearly $80,000 not to be the head of the school system, according to his severance agreement with the Tullahoma Board of Education. Carver’s resignation was effective at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, according to the letter he sent to School Board Chairman Pat Welsh. According to the severance agreement between Carver and […]

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At least 4 dead and 12 critically injured in tour bus crash in Utah

At least 4 dead and 12 critically injured in tour bus crash in Utah

on September 21, 2019, 7:29 AM / in State News

A bus carrying tourists — most of whom were Chinese speakers, according to the Utah Highway Patrol — crashed a few miles away from Bryce Canyon National Park on Friday. At least four people have died and around 12 to 15 were critically injured, the highway patrol said. State Route 12 was closed after the accident.

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Judge blocks California law seeking Trump’s tax returns

on September 20, 2019, 7:30 AM / in National News, State News

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a California law seeking to force primary candidates to release their tax returns. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a formal ruling by Oct. 1. The decision amounted to a significant victory for President Trump’s campaign, which is fighting efforts by Democrats and a New York prosecutor to get […]

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Jackson Lee’s AR-15 Ignorance is More Democrat Political Malpractice

Jackson Lee’s AR-15 Ignorance is More Democrat Political Malpractice

on September 19, 2019, 7:03 AM / in National News, State News

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I’ve held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t,” Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims to an approving media while trying to get House members to “flood” the Senate and demand new citizen disarmament edicts. “It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds […]

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Eight to be interviewed for Grainger Director of Schools job

on September 19, 2019, 6:03 AM / in State News

Grainger County – There will be eight candidates interviewed for the soon-to-be vacant director of schools position in Grainger County. Seven of the candidates are employed by the Grainger County Board of Education, with one in higher education with Walters State Community College. The Grainger County Board of Education Tuesday night discussed the parameters of the process at Tuesday night’s […]

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Utility rate increases to be phased over 2 years

on September 19, 2019, 6:00 AM / in State News

SPRING HILL, TENNESSEE — Residents can expect a slight increase in their monthly utility bills starting in November, which will continue over a two-year period. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the increases this week following a Cost of Services Study conducted by Nashville-based accounting firm Jackson Thornton, which found the city wasn’t making enough money to provide its […]

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Health Department appoints deputy commissioner

Health Department appoints deputy commissioner

on September 19, 2019, 5:55 AM / in State News

Longtime state official John Webb will oversee department operations, six divisions In olden times, the governor would handle this himself. This way, however, he can give someone else a job.

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Dr. William Jackson Named Erlanger’s New CEO; Spiegel Gets Year’s Salary, Continuing Insurance

on September 19, 2019, 5:50 AM / in State News

During a specially-called meeting of the Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees, Chairman Mike Griffin announced that Chief Medical Officer Dr. William L. Jackson Jr., has been appointed as the health system’s new president and chief executive officer. Also a settlement was reached with former president Kevin Spiegel, who resigned last week under pressure from the board. The separation agreement and […]

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An Illegal Immigrant MS-13 Gang Member Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping of Local High School Student

An Illegal Immigrant MS-13 Gang Member Arrested For Alleged Kidnapping of Local High School Student

on September 19, 2019, 5:41 AM / in State News

An illegal immigrant MS-13 gang member was arrested in Nashville this week after allegedly kidnapping and beating a student from a local high school who did not want to become a gang member, according to Fox 17. Franklin Jefferson Pineda-Caceres, who is 18, continuously tried to get a school student from Glencliff High School to join the infamous gang. Pineda-Caceres started […]

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A Blast From The Past

on September 18, 2019, 7:06 AM / in State News

From the Maddening Crowd, Thank God for Them. You will probably not see this in your local paper or hear about this on the radio or watch a report on this during the evening news as read by a TV “talking head”. By  MARK KRIKORIAN SEP. 24, 2007 Immigration hawks have been on a winning streak lately. An unprecedented surge of […]

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Tennessee seeks to become first state to turn Medicaid into a block grant

on September 18, 2019, 6:53 AM / in State News

Tennessee on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to convert its Medicaid program into a limited, block grant–type model, a controversial plan that, if approved, could be the first in the nation. The proposal needs to be submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval, after a 30-day state comment period. Imposing block grants in Medicaid has long been […]

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Newly passed California resolution blames ‘religious groups’ for LGBT suicides

on September 18, 2019, 6:31 AM / in State News

The California legislature has voted in a resolution that blames “religious groups” who hold to biblical understandings of sex and gender as responsible for “disproportionately high rates” of suicide among homosexuals and transgenders. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 99 declares that homosexuality and transgenderism are “part of natural variations that occur in sexual orientation and gender identity” and condemns counseling services that help people resolve […]

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Arizona Supreme Court upholds Christians’ right not to make same-sex ‘wedding’ invites

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Christians’ right not to make same-sex ‘wedding’ invites

on September 18, 2019, 6:29 AM / in State News

By Calvin Freiburger (LifeSiteNews) – Two Arizona calligraphers at the heart of yet another religious liberty battle won a major victory Monday with the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling that business owners have the right to choose not to provide certain products to same-sex “weddings.” Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski own Brush & Nib Studio, a small business founded on Christian values. […]

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Trump makes pitch to Hispanic voters in bid to flip New Mexico

Trump makes pitch to Hispanic voters in bid to flip New Mexico

on September 17, 2019, 7:59 AM / in State News

President Trump wooed Hispanic voters in a New Mexico rally Monday, launching a bid to flip the blue state. “We love our Hispanics,” Trump told the crowd. Trump said Hispanic voters should support him because his border wall would curb drug smuggling and illegal immigration. “At the whole center of this crisis is the drugs that are pouring in, and […]

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