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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Davidson County man has been arrested for threatening to blow up a runway at the Nashville International Airport. Twenty-five-year-old Zachary Smith is charged with filing a false report and tampering with evidence.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. A spokeswoman with the Office of Emergency Management in Tennessee's Claiborne County says searchers went door to door amid debris of ruined homes last night in the community of Speedwell.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - With an especially long primary ballot, Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett is recommending that voters cast their ballots early. Early voting ends Saturday.

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is accepting public comment on a proposal to allow only heat-treated wood to be brought in for campground fires. The park says the proposal aims to limit the spread of non-native, tree-killing insects.

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