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NEW YORK — The Dow Jones industrial average is closing at a record high after the Federal Reserve maintained its stance on record-low interest rates.

The Hamilton County Public works Department has now completed repair work on Roberts Mill Road and the road is now open to the public.

A Chatsworth man convicted on two counts of child molestation is going to prison for 15 years.

The burial wasn’t going to be much — just a poem, a prayer and a bundle of blue and white flowers resting atop the miniature casket, the blooms not much smaller than the infant inside.

NASHVILLE - Whether it develops into a debate or not remains to be seen, but Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has accepted a Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation invitation to participate in a meet-the-candidate "forum" on Oct. 16 with Democratic rival Gordon Ball.

After winning a hotly contested GOP primary, incumbent U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann's campaign trail has been pretty quiet.

NASHVILLE— Death row inmate Billy Ray Irick is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to postpone his Oct. 7 execution pending the outcome of a challenge to Tennessee's execution protocol.

MURRAY, Ky. — A man reported missing from western Kentucky has been found dead in northern Tennessee.

SWEETWATER, Tenn. — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.

The first major development on M.L. King Boulevard in years is set to be unveiled tomorrow, as officials prepare to kick off a large student housing project some say could fundamentally transform what today is largely a forgotten, run-down district.

A man was fired from his job at TVA's Bull Run Fossil Plant after only three weeks because he has a workers' compensation claim pending due to "exposure" experienced while working at the federal agency's ash spill cleanup site in Kingston, a legal action avers.

The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the number of Tennesseans living below the poverty line increased in the most recent two-year period, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.

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