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OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Meet with Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:50:04 GMT

After the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Armenia at the invitation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs had a joint dinner with them. The "referendum" in Azerbaijan's occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region will only complicate the peace talks on settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Matthew Bryza, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, told Trend Feb. 17. Bryza, who is also former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, said that Armenia's intention to hold the "referendum" contains neither logic nor motivation for an early resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.




I Just Can't Wait to be Link

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:44:00 GMT

E! News Malin Akerman recalls her nude modelling shoot with Jamie Dornan AnOther interviews John Waters. Multiple Maniacs is getting a rerelease overseas... hence the interview.




Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan re-elected Regional Transit Authority chair

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:26:54 GMT

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan has been elected to a third term as chair of the Regional Transit Authority Board of Directors. Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto was elected vice chair and Paula Mansfield, a governor's appointee from Rutherford County, was elected secretary for 2017.




Tennessee Department of Health reminds everyone to get a Flu Shot

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:00:56 GMT

Flu season is here with seasonal flu activity reported across Tennessee. The highest number of influenza cases in Tennessee is typically seen in January and February each year.




Hundreds to run for charity in their underwear in Nashville

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:02:15 GMT

Tennesseans, don't be alarmed when you see hundreds of people enjoying a quick run downtown in their underwear this weekend. People from 37 cities across the country will hit the streets in their skivvies to raise money and awareness for neurofibromatosis research and the Children's Tumor Foundation.




News 12 mins ago 11:43 a.m.Notorious Nashvillian Perry March sues over prison food

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:01:11 GMT

Perry A. March filed a more than 200-page lawsuit on Feb. 3 in federal court in Nashville, alleging the quality of the kosher diet he receives is substandard and a veiled attempt to force him to break the tenets of his religion. March is a decade into a 56-year prison term in the 1996 disappearance of his wife, Janet March, and a subsequent plot to murder her parents.




Photo: WKRN

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:51:15 GMT

"It was a tough year," TDOT supervisor Emerson Boguskie said. "Our people work so close to the side of the road sometimes."




New procedure for public records in Tennessee

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:19:43 GMT

The Comptroller's Office of Open Records Counsel established a model public records policy to assist all Tennessee Government entities. The model policy was created after Senator Richard Briggs and Representative Bill Dunn led the passage of Public Chapter 722 during the 109th Tennessee General Assembly.




More Tennessee Students Are Turning to Online Fundraising for Help With Tuition

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:19:42 GMT

GoFundMe, the DIY online fundraising platform, says that Tennessee students collected $1.3 million in tuition and education-related donations on their website last year for higher education. Today, the fundraising giant officially launched their college fundraising hub on their website that will offer guidelinees for students seeking to fundraise all or some of their college tuition.




Howell, Roberts legislation focused on tackling Tennessee welfare fraud

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:58:21 GMT

State Rep. Dan Howell said in August he wanted to tackle what he terms welfare fraud in the current session of the state Legislature. State Sen. Kenny Roberts and state Rep. Dan Howell are pictured in Nashville as they introduce a bill designed to eliminate welfare fraud and waste in Tennessee.




Greeneville Man Among Those Arrested In Fake Lien Case

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:51:35 GMT

Greeneville and Del Rio residents were among 10 men charged Wednesday with unlawfully filing liens and making false entries into records. James Michael Usinger, 64, of Greeneville, was charged with 22 counts of drawing a lien without a legal basis, and 22 counts of forgery of $250,000 or more.




Tennessee inmate sues over quality of kosher prison food

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:28:14 GMT

A Tennessee inmate has filed a lawsuit claiming the food he has to eat in prison doesn't meet kosher standards. The Tennessean reports Perry A. March sued the Tennessee Department of Correction and Philadelphia-based food vendor Aramark earlier this month in Nashville federal court.




Authorities warn of man who says he's creating a volunteer fire department

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:18:04 GMT

The Coffee County Sheriff's Department is warning the public about a man they say is scamming people across the state. Coffee County authorities say he has contacted officials in their county as well as Hickman, Crockett, Sumner, and Overton counties and other areas of Tennessee.




A bill introduced in the Tennessee Legislature could label children...

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:09:49 GMT

The bill, sponsored by Republican state Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, of Lancaster, would repeal a 1977 state law that declared children born as a result of artificial insemination to be the legitimate offspring of a husband and wife. While the legislation is being perceived as targeting same-sex couples, Chris Sanders, executive director of the Tennessee Equality Project, said all parents who opt for artificial insemination should be concerned.




Tennesseans can now text 741741 for crisis support

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:09:48 GMT

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network and Crisis Text Line have partnered to launch a free statewide 24/7 text message support line. As the leading cause of violent deaths in the state, the nation and the world, a Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network news release said that nearly 1,000 individuals in Tennessee take their own lives each year.




'Sovereign citizen' charged with fraud in Tennessee

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:03:07 GMT

A self-proclaimed "sovereign citizen" guilty of killing a father of two during a backward-driving rampage in Oak Ridge now faces charges of filing bogus liens against the officials who prosecuted him. 'Sovereign citizen' charged with fraud in Tennessee A self-proclaimed "sovereign citizen" guilty of killing a father of two during a backward-driving rampage in Oak Ridge now faces charges of filing bogus liens against the officials who prosecuted him.




Humana pulls out of Obamacare marketplace in Tennessee in 2018, leaving Blount without ACA insurer

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:46:39 GMT

Cancer survivor Melissa Nance, other cancer survivors and supporters gather at the federal building in Knoxville to protest against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in this file photo from Jan. 19. Nance talked about why the Affordable Care Act is important for her. Cancer survivor Melissa Nance, other cancer survivors and supporters gather at the federal building in Knoxville to protest against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in this file photo from Jan. 19. Nance talked about why the Affordable Care Act is important for her.