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Mon November 3, 2014
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Record snow in Smokies: Preview of things to come?

Park service webcam view of Purchase Knob November 3, 2014.
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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say some roads have reopened after a record amount of snow and ice fell over the weekend.

WBIR-TV ( reports Cades Cove Loop Road reopened Sunday, as well as part of Laurel Creek Road. One of the main roads in the park, Highway 441, which runs from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina, remained closed.

Some parts of the park saw record snowfall over the weekend.

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Fri October 31, 2014
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UPDATE: Murf. man shot in face

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say they’ve now arrested the fifth and final suspect wanted in connection with an altercation that left a Murfreesboro man with a gunshot wound to the face.

Police took four suspects into custody just hours after the Wednesday afternoon shooting, including Deante Lawrence, Devonte Lawrence, and Lamonte Johnson all 20 years of age, along with 18 year-old Walshaude Vaughter.

Police says they’ve now also arrested 18 year-old Kourtland Johnson of 720 E. Castle Street.

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Fri October 31, 2014
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Alexander, Corker to host Ebola roundtable

Senators Bob Corker (L) and Lamar Alexander (R)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker will host a roundtable discussion in Chattanooga on Ebola preparedness.

The event is scheduled for 2 to 3:15 p.m. on Friday at the CHI Memorial Hospital.

Alexander and Corker will meet with local health officials and medical experts to discuss how prepared the state is in case of an Ebola virus outbreak.

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Thu October 30, 2014
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Murfreesboro man shot in the face, four arrrested

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro man was shot in the face Wednesday afternoon and police have arrested four men in connection with the case.

Police say they responded to a shots fired called at the basketball court at E. Lokey Ave. and Christy Ct. just before 1 p.m.

The first officer on the scene says he found Darryl Rouse suffering from what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the face. Rouse was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center by LifeFlight helicopter. Word of his condition has not yet been released.

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Wed October 29, 2014
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Trial begins for mid-state father accused in son's death

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial has begun for a Middle Tennessee man accused of murder in the death of his infant son.

The Leaf-Chronicle ( reports the trial of Jacobi Jarel Pender opened Monday afternoon with the 911 call he made after finding his 5-month-old son unresponsive in his crib. The child, Isaiah Treyvon Pender, died on Nov. 11, 2012.

Jacobi Pender is charged with felony murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated child neglect.

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