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    Man rescues missing woman found frozen to ground

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A missing woman was found frozen to the ground after last week’s ice storm. Patricia, 74, survived the freezing temperatures thanks to a man who spotted her car and stopped to see if everything was okay. Keith Sheldon works for Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation, but his true passion in life is photography. Sheldon took photos of downed power lines from the ice storm last week. “I’d taken this right before I came out and found her,” […]

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    Eddie Ray Routh found guilty in murder of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas — It took a Texas jury less than three hours to find Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder in the deaths of two men, including Chris Kyle, the author of the bestselling book “American Sniper.” Judge Jason Cashon immediately sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Jurors deliberating the case had three choices: guilty, not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity. No one disputed that Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed […]

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    Two girls high school basketball teams suspended after both try to throw the game

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Two major high school girls basketball teams have been banned from postseason play after allegedly throwing a game. Officials with the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association said both teams played to lose. “I haven’t seen this happen in the 20 years I’ve been here,” said Bernard Childress, executive director of the TSSAA. Smyrna High School played Riverdale High School in a consolation game on Saturday. A referee noticed something unethical on the court from the beginning, according to […]

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    Here are 8 easy ways to steer clear of a tax audit

    NEW YORK — Budget cuts at the IRS may mean fewer audits this year. But that doesn’t mean everyone will get away scot-free. While chances are low that your return will be targeted by the IRS, why put yourself at risk at all? Here are 8 relatively easy ways to steer clear of an audit: 1. Report all of your income. Wages from most jobs are reported on W-2 forms, while any interest, dividends and capital gains you made are […]

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    Man granted immunity in Holly Bobo case commits suicide

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A man who Tennessee authorities tried to have indicted in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a nursing student has committed suicide, his attorney told CNN on Tuesday. The investigation into the killing of Holly Bobo has not been smooth. The suicide of Shayne Austin is the latest twist. Bobo, a 20-year-old nursing student, disappeared in April 2011. Her remains were not found until last September, in Decatur County. Shayne Austin was never indicted, but was […]

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    Dash cam captures gas explosion that levels home

    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Fifteen people were injured when a house exploded in New Jersey on Tuesday morning. According to the mayor of Stafford Township, utility crews were called to the home because of a gas leak. That’s when the house blew up. The explosion was captured on dramatic dash cam video. Police evacuated between 75 and 100 homes as a precaution.

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    Third U.S. state legalizes marijuana use

    Marijuana smokers now have a new place to put on their bucket lists: Alaska, which on Tuesday became the third state to officially OK marijuana use. Following Colorado’s lead, voters passed the Alaska Marijuana Legalization ballot measure in November. Legalization became official on Tuesday, which means that now “the use of marijuana (is) legal for persons 21 years of age or older.” There are limits to this law, as there are in similar ones in other states. People still can’t […]

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    Officials: No civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in Trayvon Martin’s death

    WASHINGTON — No civil rights charges will be brought against George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday, citing what it said was insufficient evidence. Zimmerman was acquitted of criminal charges in 2013 in the killing of the 17-year-old Martin, who was black. “Though a comprehensive investigation found that the high standard for a federal hate crime prosecution cannot be met under the circumstances here, this young man’s premature death necessitates […]

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    Should school day start later so students can get more rest?

    Saginaw, Mich. — If you’re the parent of a high school student, you know how hard it can be to get the kids out the door so early. But new research is showing that waking up early may be shortchanging your children. A poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found 59 percent of 6th through 8th grader students and 87 percent of high school students in the United States get less than the recommended 8.5 to 9.5 hours of […]

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    New Cosby accuser: ‘Do you remember me?’

    Heidi Thomas has one question for Bill Cosby, “Look me in the eyes. Do you remember me? Do you remember me?” Thomas says she has held a secret for 30 years. Now, for the first time, she wants to be heard. Her secret is one that may sound familiar as she adds her name to the list of more than 20 women who have spoken out to various media outlets about allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby. Cosby’s attorney […]

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    At least 30 injured after train hits vehicle

    VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. — At least 30 people were injured after a Metrolink train struck a vehicle in California early Tuesday morning. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. near East 5th Street and South Rice Avenue (map) in Oxnard, an official with the Ventura County Fire Department said. The official said fatalities had been found inside the truck that was struck. Oxnard police Sgt. Denise Shadinger later said the department did not know of any fatalities, but confirmed at least 30 were […]

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    Early consumption may prevent peanut allergy, new study suggests

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Parents who have children with food allergies know all too well about the headaches in keeping their lives “nut-free.” But a new study suggests that peanut allergy can be prevented at a young age by embracing peanuts, not avoiding them. Eating peanut products as a baby significantly reduces the risk of developing the allergy by 80% in high-risk infants, a study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Peanuts are one of the leading causes […]

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