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7:54am

Tue July 22, 2014
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Dozens of Guns Found in Carry-Ons at Tenn. Airports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport over the weekend.

The TSA said agents working at a security checkpoint found the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson on Sunday morning.

Agents alerted airport police, who took possession of the carry-on bag and cited the passenger on local charges.

So far this year, 11 firearms have been found by TSA agents at the Memphis airport's security checkpoints. Eighteen firearms were found at Memphis' airport in 2013.

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7:21am

Tue July 22, 2014
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Mid-State Pastor Avoids Maximum Sentence in Child Porn Case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A one-time youth pastor from Shelbyville has been sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice could have leveled a 20-year sentence on 38-year-old Joseph Todd Neill on Monday for downloading "violent" and "sadistic" prepubescent child pornography on his home computer.

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11:30am

Mon July 21, 2014
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Cherokee descendants Retrace Trail of Tears by Covered Wagon

Gene Glasscock and Noquah Elisi
Credit E. R. West

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WEST)  --  Walking in to the livestock barn at Middle Tennessee State University, Gene Glasscock and Noquah Elisi sat in worn lawn chairs with their dog Bell in front of their home for the next few months.

Elisi, 61, playfully swatted at Glassclock, 79, as they joked about their time on the road as newly wedded couple.

“Now I liked to be bossed around, and she does the bossing,” Glasscock laughed under his wide brimmed hat. “But really it’s an exercise in bringing two people together.”

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6:16am

Mon July 21, 2014
Business

National Parks Pump Millions of Dollars into Tennessee's Economy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.

The report released last week by the National Park Service also shows that the parks supported more than 7,600 jobs in 2013.

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6:13am

Mon July 21, 2014
Business

Tennessee's Jobless Rate Ticks Back Up in June

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  After falling steadily in recent months, Tennessee’s unemployment rate has ticked back up again.

The Tennessee Department of Labor says the jobless rate for June jumped up two tenths to 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate continued to decline last month, falling two-tenths to 6.1 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has fallen nearly two full percentage points in the past 12 months. Dropping from 8.4 percent in June, 2013.

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