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8:31am

Tue December 31, 2013
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Tennessee Man Who Defaced Torah Is Sentenced

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — A Jackson man who pleaded guilty to defacing a Torah and religious prayer books at a Jackson hotel has been sentenced to four years in prison.

The Jackson Sun (http://bit.ly/19YkLT4) reports Madison County Circuit Court Judge Roy Morgan Jr. sentenced 25-year-old Justin Shawn Baker on Monday to the maximum amount for the charges he faced.

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8:29am

Tue December 31, 2013
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Middle Tennessee Bowl Game Results

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Middle Tennessee lost it's bowl game to Navy yesterday in Texas, while Ole Miss won the Music City Bowl at LP Field.

Keenan Reynolds ran for 86 yards and two touchdowns to lead Navy to victory over MTSU at the Armed Services Bowl.

Reynolds had a 3-yard score to cap the opening drive for Navy (9-4) and added a 1-yarder in the fourth quarter. Already with the NCAA record for touchdowns rushing by a quarterback, Reynolds upped his total to 31 to match Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs, also a sophomore, for the national lead this season.

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8:09am

Mon December 30, 2013
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Tenn. Education Officials Face Curriculum, Textbook Fight

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee education officials trying to implement the federal government's new Common Core academic standards face opposition from a tea party-linked group that also objects to what it considers biased passages in some state-approved textbooks.

In September, the Senate Education Committee held hearings to discuss concerns about the standards designed to prepare students for college or jobs by the time they graduate from high school.

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8:07am

Mon December 30, 2013
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CDC Finds Flu Activity Picking Up in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Flu activity in Tennessee is picking up in Tennessee, particularly among young and middle-age adults.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found the predominant strain this year is H1N1, the same strain responsible for the 2009 pandemic.

Nationally, more than 1,100 flu-associated hospitalizations have been confirmed since Oct. 1, but many hospitalizations can be prevented by vaccination. The CDC estimates that about 1,600 hospitalizations were prevented in Tennessee last year.

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8:26am

Fri December 27, 2013
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Lawsuit Against Mid-State Drug Rehab Center Settled

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed over a death at New Life Lodge rehabilitation center has been settled.

The Tennessean reports terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2011 and sought $32 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the death of 29-year-old Lindsey Poteet, who had a 17-month-old daughter when she died in September 2010.

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