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NASHVILLE — Efforts to let senators double the amount of campaign contributions they get from special interests and individual donors over the four-year course of their term belly flopped in the House this afternoon.

Two people have been arrested and charged in an April burglary at Michigan Avenue Baptist Church in Bradley County, a news release from the sheriff''s office states.

A group opposed to city benefits for domestic partners today launched a push to defeat the measure in a November voter referendum.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say 53 people were killed in Alabama fires in the first three months of 2014, putting the state near the top nationwide in the number of deadly blazes.

NASHVILLE — Legislation implementing a one-year delay in the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core curriculum is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama towns along U.S. 80 will be participating in a massive yard sale Friday and Saturday that also stretches across Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

NASHVILLE -- A bill allowing Tennessee to resume executing convicted murders through electrocution is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — A vitamin company is planning to expand its operations in Opelika in a move that's expected to bring more than 50 new jobs to the eastern Alabama community over three years.

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., met with local mayors and municipal officials today to discuss ways the federal government can help with local issues.

NASHVILLE — A bill overhauling Erlanger Health System’s board and removing Chattanooga city government’s long-held seats on the panel is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam.

The Chattanooga Transportation Department has reported two street closings this weekend to accommodate special events.

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves will no longer allow some off-duty police officers to carry guns at Turner Field, which has prompted objections.

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state fire marshal's office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville.

Frozen Yogurt will soon be around the corner for neighbors of Ooltewah's Cambridge Square development.

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Three Douglas County High School students are facing possible disciplinary action after school officials say they took turns releasing pepper spray from a can inside the school.

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