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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Middle Tennessee are trying to find the ashes of a cremated teen after they were stolen and then thrown in the trash.

The Franklin Police Department sent a statement to media on Thursday saying they had arrested two men accused of breaking into a home and taking items including a pink purse with the cremated remains Whitney Tuck, who died in 2005 at age 19 from leukemia. The statement says the suspects threw the purse into a trash can at a gas station.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security says a new driver license system is expected to reduce long waits at service centers across the state.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( reports the update is the first for Tennessee's driver service system in three decades.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County man placed on Tennessee’s Most Wanted List in connection with multiple sex related charges has been arrested in Florida.

Edward Willian Tarras Jr. was placed on the most wanted list by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation last summer. The TBI says 39-year-old Tarras is wanted by the Smyrna Police Department after failing to appear in court to face some two dozen charges, including Rape, Sexual Battery, and Especially Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor.

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DECATURVILLE , Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney representing one of the men charged in the kidnapping and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo has filed motions asking that evidence be turned over, charges be dropped or the prosecutor be held in contempt.

Zachary Adams and Jason Autry were charged last spring with murder and kidnapping and both have pleaded not guilty.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  It’s Poison Prevention week and the Tennessee Poison Center notes that poisoning is the leading cause of injury death killing more people than car accidents.

Alysha Behrman with the Drug and Poison Information Center says 90 percent of all poisonings occur in the home, and it’s crucial to act quickly. Behrman says most poisonings involve children under age five, and include exposure to cosmetics, household cleaners and pain medications.