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10:48am

Tue July 22, 2014
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Rash of Murfreesboro Auto Burglaries Continues, Arrest Made

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Eleven vehicles were burglarized in Murfreesboro yesterday, but police made an arrest that may at least slow the recent rash of thefts.

Early yesterday morning a Murfreesboro patrolman says he spotted a man in a car in the parking lot of the Nottingham Apartments on Greenland Drive. When confronted, the officers says the man fled on foot but was soon captured.

Police have now identify the suspect as 29 year-old Brian Terry Helton of Woodbury.

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7:54am

Tue July 22, 2014
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Dozens of Guns Found in Carry-Ons at Tenn. Airports

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Transportation Security Administration agents found a loaded gun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Memphis International Airport over the weekend.

The TSA said agents working at a security checkpoint found the .40-caliber Smith and Wesson on Sunday morning.

Agents alerted airport police, who took possession of the carry-on bag and cited the passenger on local charges.

So far this year, 11 firearms have been found by TSA agents at the Memphis airport's security checkpoints. Eighteen firearms were found at Memphis' airport in 2013.

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7:21am

Tue July 22, 2014
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Mid-State Pastor Avoids Maximum Sentence in Child Porn Case

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A one-time youth pastor from Shelbyville has been sentenced to three years and four months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.

U.S. District Judge Harry S. "Sandy" Mattice could have leveled a 20-year sentence on 38-year-old Joseph Todd Neill on Monday for downloading "violent" and "sadistic" prepubescent child pornography on his home computer.

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11:30am

Mon July 21, 2014
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Cherokee descendants Retrace Trail of Tears by Covered Wagon

Gene Glasscock and Noquah Elisi
Credit E. R. West

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WEST)  --  Walking in to the livestock barn at Middle Tennessee State University, Gene Glasscock and Noquah Elisi sat in worn lawn chairs with their dog Bell in front of their home for the next few months.

Elisi, 61, playfully swatted at Glassclock, 79, as they joked about their time on the road as newly wedded couple.

“Now I liked to be bossed around, and she does the bossing,” Glasscock laughed under his wide brimmed hat. “But really it’s an exercise in bringing two people together.”

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5:12am

Tue July 15, 2014
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Haslam-Owned Truck-Stop Chain Won't be Charged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam may have put the worst behind it after federal attorneys agreed not to prosecute Pilot Flying J for cheating customers.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the nation's largest diesel retailer acknowledges that employees cheated trucking companies out of promised fuel rebates and discounts. Prosecutors said Monday that Pilot has agreed to pay a $92 million penalty, which is within the range of what the company would pay if convicted at trial.

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