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TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second time in less than a month a mid-state motorist is dead after being struck by suspects fleeing police during a high speed pursuit.

WTVF-TV reports that 66-year-old Tullahoma resident Joe Moon was killed in a crash early Thursday morning. Oficials say he was struck by a vehicle occupied by an 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man. The pair were being pursued after police tried to stop them in Manchester.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the first-degree murder convictions of a Hendersonville woman who is serving at least 51 years in prison for the 2011 smothering deaths of her infant twins.

The Tennessean reports the court on Tuesday rejected an appeal for 29-year-old Lindsey Lowe to be given a new trial.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who has led Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 higher education initiative will now head the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Mike Krause will replace Russ Deaton, who has been interim executive director since the retirement of Richard Rhoda in 2014. Deaton will become deputy executive director.

Will Tennessee get some love from the ESPY's?

Jul 13, 2016
goblueraiders.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee will be featured prominently in tonight’s ESPY Awards on ESPN.

WKRN-TV reports that the late Zaevion Dobson will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award posthumously during tonight’s ceremony. Dobson was shot and killed in December while shielding bystanders with his body when gunfire erupted in his Knoxville neighborhood.

The 15-year-old’s mother, brothers and football coach will be on hand to accept the award on Dobson’s behalf.

City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second time in a week a Nashville Police Officer is facing disciplinary action for a post on social media.

Metro officials say Officer Christopher Taylor was decommissioned Sunday after a photo of Black Panther members brandishing guns was seen on his Facebook page.

WZTV says one of its reporters spotted the image, an iconic photo of two members of the 1960s era Black Nationalist group. The photo has since been removed.

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