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New law will increase seat belt fines in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Motorists who don’t buckle up in Tennessee will soon face a stiffer fine. A new law passed by state lawmakers and signed by the governor takes effect on Jan. 1. State law enforcement officials held a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol this week to ...

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TN Gov. Haslam proposes increased autonomy to six Tennessee universities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to grant more autonomy to six public universities and focus the Tennessee Board of Regents’ efforts on the state’s 40 community and technical colleges. Haslam said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; ...

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The Latest on Paris Attacks

Excerpts from Associated Press in local time 4:40 p.m. Social media is awash with public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris. Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shared vacation photos, teardrops ...

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Blackhawks beat Predators 4-2 for 2-1 series lead

CHICAGO — Marian Hossa was everywhere. Jonathan Toews powered Chicago to a big second period, and Brandon Saad had a key play for the Blackhawks. Chicago’s skilled top line found plenty of room to roam with Shea Weber out with an injury. Toews had a goal and an assist, Hossa ...

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Funeral for Fort Campbell soldier

FRANKFORT — Kentucky’s governor has asked state offices to honor a slain Fort Campbell soldier by lowering flags on the day of his funeral service. Gov. Steve Beshear directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, April 20 in honor of 22-year-old Spc. John ...

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Tennessee school voucher bill approaching key committee

NASHVILLE — A proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is gaining support as it approaches a key committee in the final days of the legislative session. The measure is scheduled for a vote in the House Finance Subcommittee on Tuesday, April 21. If it passes there, it ...

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