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8:43am

Thu April 24, 2014
Top Stories

Georgia "Guns Everywhere" Bill Signed Into Law

ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) — Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.

A few hundred gun rights advocates gathered to watch Wednesday's bill signing by Gov. Nathan Deal with top officials including House Speaker David Ralston and bill sponsor Rep. Rick Jasperse.

Also under the law passed this session, school districts would now be able, if they choose, to allow some employees to carry a firearm under certain conditions.

12:19pm

Tue April 22, 2014
Politics

Clayton Embarrassing Tenn. Democrats...Again

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a hearing that could ultimately decide whether the Tennessee Democratic Party should be forced to put Mark Clayton on the ballot in the Democratic primary for governor.

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11:47am

Tue April 22, 2014
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Tenn. High Court to Hear Faith-Healing Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a Loudon County woman who tried to heal her daughter's cancer through prayer.

Jacqueline Crank was convicted of misdemeanor child neglect in 2012 and given a sentence of 11 months and 29 days, suspended to unsupervised probation. The conviction came 10 years after the death of her then-15-year-old daughter Jessica Crank from Ewing's Sarcoma. According to court records, the cancer caused a grapefruit-sized tumor on the girl's shoulder that appeared to cause her severe pain.

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8:38am

Mon April 21, 2014
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UPDATE: Woman Finds Body While Hunting for Easter Eggs

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they have identified the body that a Knoxville woman found under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son.

The Knoxville News Sentinel cites a statement from police saying the body is that of a 29-year-old homeless man named Joshua Wayne Grubb.

Police say his death will be listed as natural causes unless the final autopsy results show something unexpected. The initial report found that Grubb suffered from a medical condition that could have led to his death.

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8:32am

Mon April 21, 2014
Politics

Some Fear Bill Will Hurt Babies Born Addicted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

Doctors and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a child who is dependent on drugs. National Advocates for Pregnant Women says despite attempts by other states, Tennessee is the first state to pass such a law.

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