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9:00am

Fri December 28, 2012
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Jobless benefit rolls drop 7 percent with new rule

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About 7 percent of Tennesseans previously receiving jobless benefits have been dropped for failing to verify that they were searching for work.

That's according to an audit by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development reported in the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/VkcRbq).

New rules that went into effect on Sept. 1 require Tennesseans receiving jobless benefits to document at least three job searches a week.

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8:58am

Fri December 28, 2012
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Austin Peay leads state in retention, graduation

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay State University is leading Tennessee's four-year institutions in increasing student retention and graduation rates.

In recognition of its success, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission has recommended the school receive a 13 percent funding increase for the 2013-14 school year.

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8:45am

Thu December 27, 2012
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Officials warn against induced New Year's Day births

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pregnant women considering inducing labor to have a New Year's Day baby may want to reconsider.

The Tennessee Department of Health warns that inducing labor to make the delivery date arrive more quickly for special days, such as holidays or birthdays, can cause birth defects.

Dr. Michael Warren is head of the department's maternal and child health. He says babies born earlier are at risk for respiratory distress, jaundice, hypoglycemia and other conditions. He says 39 weeks of gestation is the recommended time for most women.

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8:41am

Thu December 27, 2012
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Teachers help Tenn. children whose parents died in crash

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teachers of four Madisonville children who lost their parents in a collision with a drunk driver are heading to Ohio to take toys and cards to the children.

The accident happened as the family was going to see relatives for Christmas. A driver headed the wrong way on I-75 in Ohio hit their van head-on, killing Scott and Michele Barhorst.

The four children — Tori, Hailee, Logan, and Tyler — survived and are recovering in an Ohio hospital. The children are aged 8 to 18.

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8:44am

Wed December 26, 2012
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Christmas Surprise: Children Unwrap Their Army Dad

NEWBERN, Tenn. (AP) — Five children got an early Christmas surprise when they unwrapped a large present to find their father, a soldier on leave from service in Afghanistan.

The State Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/Tlwk09) U.S. Army Sgt. Raymond Warden hadn't seen his children since his deployment in April.

The Newbern soldier said it was his family's idea to surprise the children, ages 2 through 6, at Christmas.

The children went to the Dyer County Rescue Squad to meet Santa. That's when they got the special package.

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