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Drone use highlights questions for journalists

MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage. The Federal Aviation Administration has opened an investigation of the drone, which was used by an ...

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NEHS grad among 7 Vols cited for alcohol

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven more Tennessee football players, including one Clarksville native,  have received citations in connection with a party that led to the arrests of two current players and one former Volunteer. A police report filed by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office states that linebackers Curt Maggitt, Jakob ...

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Alaska voters could legalize pot this summer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska voters will decide this summer whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state. The Alaska Division of Elections tells The Associated Press in an email Tuesday that a citizens’ initiative has met all thresholds needed to appear on the Aug. 19 ballot. More ...

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Shootings plague the US

» By David Harris Staff Writer During January, there were public shootings in several parts of the country. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, a 12-year-old boy opened fire on students in the school gymnasium at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, NM. Two students were wounded: 13-year-old Kendal Sanders and an 11-year-old ...

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SGA discusses new legislation, appoints new senator

» By Lauren Cottle News Editor The Student Government Association met Wednesday, Jan. 29. SGA Executive Secretary Daniel Anderson encouraged senators to apply for executive council. “Many of us will be graduating after this semester,” Anderson said, “so positions will be open.” Anderson also spoke about an advertising campaign to ...

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Obama visits Nashville, talks education and jobs

» By Lauren Cottle News Editor President Barack Obama visited McGavock High School in Nashville, Tenn., on Thursday, Jan. 30, to speak about education and jobs. Two days prior to Obama’s visit, a 15-year-old McGavock student, Kevin Barbee, was killed when another student shot him. Obama mentioned this when addressing ...

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