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12:31pm

Wed July 23, 2014
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Murf. Parking Lot Confrontation Results in Aggravated Assault Arrest

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police are reporting an arrest in a parking lot confrontation that could have turned deadly.

Police say they were called to the Rutherford Blvd. Walmart Tuesday evening. Murfreesboro resident Jason Hill told officers a woman he exchanged words with threatened him with a gun.

The police incident report states that Hill yelled at a driver to slow down. Hill said the woman was speeding in the parking lot and had narrowly missed striking his son.

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12:27pm

Wed July 23, 2014
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Walking Horse Group Forms Advisory Panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has formed a veterinary advisory committee.

The three-member panel will be composed of veterinary doctors Jerry H. Johnson, Dallas O. Goble and Phillip D. Hammock.

Johnson will chair the committee and said its primary mission is to protect the horses and set a gold standard that he hopes will be utilized by the industry.

The panel will be in charge of rules and regulations pertaining to the safety and well-being of the horses that are too often abused by their owners or trainers.

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12:26pm

Wed July 23, 2014
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Police: Cross Burned at Church in Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Clarksville are investigating who burned a cross in front of a church and why.

Sgt. Charles Gill told The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1mDrMu3 ) the case is classified as a hate crime because it met all the criteria for reporting hate crimes to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and the FBI. Gill says investigators have no leads initially.

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12:11pm

Wed July 23, 2014
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Tennessee Man Accused of Threatening to Kill Obama

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others.

According to an affidavit filed by prosecutors in Nashville on Friday, Jimmie Johnson Jr. called the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security three times July 11 and again July 12, leaving profanity-filled voicemail messages.

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9:59am

Wed July 23, 2014
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Mid-State to Get New Area Code by Spring

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A growing population and the explosive expansion of the use of hand-held electronic devices has prompted the creation of a new area code for the mid-state.

 

Tennessee Regulatory Authority spokesman David Foster says that the 629 area code and 10-digit dialing will go into place Feb. 28, joining the 615 area code in everyday use.

Foster says the two phone codes won’t be divided into separate calling areas, but the codes will instead overlap each other.

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