Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

May 9- May 15, 2014

What to do when your kids lie about drug use

These days, kids are faced with non-stop pressure to drink or take drugs. Even if they know their parents don’t approve, some choose to lie and sneak around.   Their parents, meanwhile, are often in denial. It’s difficult to accept that their son or daughter would deceive them. They want to believe their excuses, no […]

Haslam’s free tuition proposal advancing in House

(AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to create a community college program for all high school graduates is a step closer to a full House vote. The “Tennessee Promise” legislation advanced out of the House Education Committee on a voice vote. The proposal would cover a full ride at two-year schools for any high school […]

NYC explosion kills 3, injures 60 or more

  (AP) — A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two apartment buildings on Wednesday, March 12, killing at least three people, injuring more than 60 and leaving nine missing. A tenant said residents had complained repeatedly in recent weeks about “unbearable” gas smells. By evening, rescue workers finally began the search for […]

Suspect in Holly Bobo case pleads not guilty

(AP) – A Tennessee man pleaded not guilty Tuesday, March 11, to charges of kidnapping and killing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo, whose highly publicized disappearance happened almost three years ago. Despite an arrest in the case, there are plenty of questions authorities have yet to answer. What was the connection between the suspect, Zachary […]

Arizona governor vetoes anti-gay bill

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced that she has vetoed a bill that would have allowed state businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers. “The bill is broadly worded and could result in unintended and negative consequences,” Brewer told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday. “After weighing all of the arguments I have vetoed […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in package-bomb deaths

(AP) — A Tennessee man accused of killing his in-laws with a package bomb that exploded in their rural home was at his mother-in-law’s bedside before she died from the blast, a pastor said.   Richard Parker pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and unlawful […]

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