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6:12 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Daviess Man Charged In Aluminum Pickup Scheme

A Davies County man has been charged with picking up three loads of aluminum products from a Virginia company and scrapping the cargo for about $150,000 at an Owensboro recycling center.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King says 30-year-old James Scott Hale of Philpot drove to Virginia in December and picked up the loads.

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Government
6:09 am
Wed January 15, 2014

KY 911 Call Centers To Share Litigation Money

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says Kentucky's 911 call centers will receive more than $2.9 million as a result of a ruling on litigation initiated by a state board.

The governor's office said yesterday the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that TracFone Wireless Inc. improperly withheld payment of 911 service fees to the state's Commercial Mobile Radio Services Board.

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Government
6:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Hardiman Gets Mixed Ballot News In IL Gubernatorial Bid

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Illinois State election officials will consider conflicting recommendations about the future of the Democratic ticket challenging Governor Pat Quinn in the March primary.

Both a State Board of Elections hearing officer and its general counsel recommended yesterday that gubernatorial candidate Tio Hardiman be allowed to stay on the ballot after submitting enough signatures to be eligible.

But board members will have differing opinions as to whether his running mate, Brunell Donald, stays on the ticket.

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Politics
6:05 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Carbondale Mayor Resigning For Education Position

The mayor of Carbondale, Ill., says he's stepping down next month to take a job at Northern Arizona University.

Joel Fritzler announced his resignation in a statement yesterday. He is leaving to join a team of grant and contract administrators at NAU, based in Flagstaff.

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Education
6:02 am
Wed January 15, 2014

TN Business Group Showing Support For Common Core Standards

A statewide business coalition is showing its support for Tennessee's Common Core standards.

The group, called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity, is scheduled to hold a press conference today at the Legislative Plaza near the state Capitol.

The Common Core provides a set of standards for reading and math that are intended to provide students with the critical thinking, problem solving and writing skills needed to prepare them for college and the workforce.

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Government
6:00 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Almost 7K In TN Get Rural Home Loans

The U.S. Agriculture Department says more than 6,900 Tennessee families used its rural home loan program to buy a house in fiscal year 2013.

The USDA says 119 private lenders in Tennessee participated in the program, which gives buyers of homes in rural areas access to loans with competitive rates.

The USDA says the total private and public investment by those using the program topped $846 million in Tennessee last year.

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Government
7:12 am
Tue January 14, 2014

TN Healthcare Enrollment Reaches 50K

More than 50,000 Tennesseans have signed up for coverage under the new health insurance exchange established under President Barack Obama's law.

According to nationwide statistics released Monday, more than 2 million people had enrolled through the end of the year.

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Government
7:11 am
Tue January 14, 2014

IL Lottery Will Transmit Amber Alerts

The Illinois Lottery will begin broadcasting Amber Alerts through its retailers. Lottery Director Michael Jones said yesterday the agency will use advertising monitors in more than 8,200 retailers to notify customers about abducted children.

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Education
7:33 am
Mon January 13, 2014

'Reverse Transfer' Program to Help TN Students Collect Credits

Tennessee universities are trying to help students who transfer from community colleges get the associate degrees they may still lack.

The state currently doesn't have a system for students who transfer from community colleges to receive an associate degree at four-year schools.

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Government
7:31 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Head Of TN Supermarket Wine Sales Group Leaving

The campaign manager for a group advocating for supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is leaving to become the CEO of the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.

Jarron Springer has been president of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association since 2005, and also leads the Red White and Food campaign pushing for the law change.

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