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  1. Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that requires cities and counties in Tennessee to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check bags at many public buildings, parks and buses, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns. The Republican governor signed the legislation Friday.

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  2. Companies 54 mins ago 5:01 p.m.Report: IKEA coming to NashvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 24 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    After a long odyssey to bring an IKEA to Nashville, the popular Swedish furniture company is set to announce plans for a new retail store off Interstate 24 in Antioch, multiple sources confirmed to The Tennessean. The company will announce Thursday that it has selected the mixed-use Century Farms property in southeast Nashville for the store.

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  3. VERIFY: Is I-40 in TN one of the most deadly roads in the country? Read Story Michael CroweRead the original story

    Tuesday May 23 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Is Interstate 40 one of the most dangerous highways in the country? A new study by Canadian fleet management company Geotab claims it is-- at least in Tennessee. The study, which you can view for yourself here, compiled data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Highway Safety Administration.

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  4. Crime 12 mins ago 1:48 p.m.Trial set for driver charged with causing crash that killed sixRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 23 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A jury from the Nashville area will determine the fate of a truck driver charged in a 2015 crash that killed six people near Chattanooga, according to WRCB. Benjamin Brewer is charged with six counts of vehicular homicide and four charges of assault.

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  5. Crime 48 mins ago 11:36 a.m.Tennessee police officer run over after waking a sleeping driverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 18 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A Clarksville Police officer was run over after waking up a sleeping driver Tuesday afternoon, and the driver was arrested on Wednesday. At about 3:15 p.m. Officer Seth Traughber responded to a suspicious activity call at Exxon Hi Road on Highway 76, according to a news release from CPD spokesman Jim Knoll.

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  6. Vols 2 mins ago 9:47 p.m.Stamatia Scarvelis: Tennessee's hammer throw record holderRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The story behind Stamatia Scarvelis, Tennessee's school record holder in the women's hammer throw. The Vols will compete in the SEC Outdoor Championships starting Thursday.

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  7. Crime 27 mins ago 5:22 p.m.Tad Cummins moved to Ky., to face Tennessee kidnapping chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 8 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Tad Cummins, the Maury County man charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old former student and taking her with him on a cross-country trip, is being held in a Kentucky jail, WSMV-TV reports. Cummins, 50, was being held in the Henderson County Detention Center in Henderson, Ky., according to the Nashville stations.

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  8. Music 9 mins ago 9:29 p.m.Loretta Lynn hospitalizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 5 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Country music legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke at her Hurricane Mills home Thursday night and was hospitalized in Nashville, according to a post on her website. According to the post, Lynn, 85, is "under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery."

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  9. Knox Co. Sheriff defends proposed ICE partnership Read Story Michael CroweRead the original story

    Wednesday May 3 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The Sheriff's Office filed to participate in the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement 287 program in February. Officials first put in the request in 2013, but it was delayed. 4 comments

  10. Protesters oppose participation in immigration enforcement program Read Story Kendall MorrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 1 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    It would create a partnership between the sheriff and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Kendall Morris explains both sides of this controversial issue A crowd gathered in solidarity to voice their opposition to the Knox County Sheriff's Office's application to become a 287 jurisdiction under the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement .

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  11. Burchett for governor? The Knox County mayor isn't counting it out Read Story Tom BarclayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said he wants the county's circuit court clerk's office to better its collections in order to turn more money over to the county coffers. KNOX COUNTY - For months, many people have been asking the question "Will Knox County mayor Tim Burchett make a run for Tennessee governor?" Mayor Burchett has remained somewhat mum on the topic. 10 comments

  12. Traffic 2 mins ago 4:36 p.m.Nashville leaders considering light rail systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 27 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Mayor Megan Barry on Wednesday kicked off a legacy-defining campaign to urge Nashville voters to approve funding for a comprehensive transit system and committed to moving ahead with light rail on East Nashville's Gallatin Pike as the first spoke of a $6 billion multi-decade regional effort. Barry used her second annual State of Metro address, held outside Bridgestone Arena, to say she intends to take the necessary steps to hold a Davidson County public referendum in 2018 on dedicated funding for transit.

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  13. Bill Haslam kicks in $10.65M in extraaRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The governor's revised budget plan includes nearly $11 million in extra one-time money to help rebuild Gatlinburg, but that's still short of what some lawmakers were pushing for in recovery funding. A day after Gov. Bill Haslam's IMPROVE Act passed the House, administration officials came before lawmakers to present their revised annual spending plan, which includes $10.65 million in one-time additional funds to help the city recover from the wildfires that ravaged thousands of homes and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

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  14. Crime 19 mins ago 5:52 a.m.Vanderbilt students develop smart police vest that calls for backupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 25, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Vanderbilt University Police Department Lt. Leshaun Oliver tries on the HERMES smart ballistics vest for police officers on Monday, April 24, 2017.

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  15. Sister of TN kidnap suspect TadaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    The sister of Tad Cummins, the former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student, says he must face up to his "horrible" actions - but she still loves him. Daphne Quinn told NBC News in an exclusive interview, to be aired Monday morning on TODAY, that she wants everyone to know her brother is not a monster.

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  16. What the passage of Haslam's gas taxaRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    April 19, 2017: The Tennessee House and Senate passed different versions of Gov. Bill Haslam's gas tax bill, but leaders expressed confidence they could reach a compromise to send to the governor. Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his annual State of the State speech at the Tennessee state Capitol in Nashville on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017.

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  17. Nation-Now 14 mins ago 2:15 p.m.Missing 15-year-old Tennessee girl Elizabeth Thomas found safeRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Former Middle Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested in northern California and Elizabeth Thomas, the 15-year-old girl authorities say he kidnapped, is safe, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Just before noon, the TBI confirmed Cummins had been arrested and the girl was safe.

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  18. Crime 4 mins ago 12:34 p.m.Ex-Fentress Co. Sheriff charged with bribing inmates for sexRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Former Fentress County Sheriff Chucky Cravens is facing federal corruption and civil rights charges after investigators said he bribed three inmates to have sex with him and punched another inmate who was handcuffed. Details about the federal investigation were revealed Thursday morning in documents filed by the acting United States Attorney in U.S. District Court in Nashville.

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  19. Study says road woes cost drivers $6B yearly Read StoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    A national transportation research group's study says deterioration, congestion and lack of safety features on Tennessee roads and bridges cost the state's drivers $6 billion annually. The report by TRIP was released Tuesday, the day before a House floor vote on Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to raise the gas tax for road improvements.

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  20. Education 41 mins ago 5:41 a.m.Haslam laments failure of undocumented immigrant tuition billRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2017 | WBIR-TV Knoxville

    Gov. Bill Haslam delivers his annual State of the State speech at the Tennessee state Capitol in Nashville on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The effort suffered its latest narrow defeat last week, when the legislation failed by one vote in the House Education Administration & Planning Committee after a formerly supportive representative flipped on the issue.

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