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11:06am

Wed April 9, 2014
Science

Tennessee Researchers Ask, "Is Suicide Contagious?"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A study released this month by researchers at the University of Memphis suggests suicide can be contagious, especially among young people.

Sociologist Anna Mueller and colleague Seth Arbrutyn conducted the study. Their findings indicate suicide is what Mueller calls “socially contagious.” If a friend or family member commits suicide, people they know are likely to think about or attempt suicide.

Mueller says the tendency is especially pronounced in young people

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8:46am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Senate Votes for Open Gun Carry Without Permit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.

The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.

Beavers said the measure would keep the background checks and training requirements in order to carry concealed firearms, but would allow anyone legally allowed to own a gun to carry it openly.

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8:45am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Haslam's Free Tuition Plan Headed to Full House Vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to a full House vote.

The House Finance Committee approved the measure on a voice vote on Tuesday.

Called "Tennessee Promise," the companion bill was scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance Committee.

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8:44am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Four Teen Suspects Extradited from SC to Tennessee

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — The four Tennessee teens who led South Carolina police on a 10-hour chase last week have been extradited.

Authorities say the teens arrived in Greene County, Tenn., on Tuesday night.

Prosecutors are considering whether to seek to transfer their cases into adult court. A hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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8:36am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Murf Police Make Quick Arrest in Shooting Death

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Police made a quick arrest Tuesday in the shooting death of a Murfrreesboro man.

Twenty-three year old Christopher Turley died of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning at dawn near his home on E. Clark Blvd.

Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police announced they’d arrested 22 year-old Anthony P. Smith, of Christiana in connection with the homicide. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in Turley’s death.

Smith's bond was set at $500,000. He’s due in court April 24.

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