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10:44am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of two former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm has been delayed because one of the defense attorneys needs surgery.

Jury selection began Monday with a prosecutor warning prospective jurors the trial would contain sexually graphic videos and photos.

A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney general's office said prospective jurors are being released and the trial has been moved to January.

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10:42am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Murf. man shot in the face, suspect surrenders at local church

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An update now on that altercation that left a Murfreesboro man shot in the face.

A police arrest report out today reveals that the fifth and final suspect arrested in that case made contact with police through a third party and ultimately surrendered at a local church.

Police were called to the corner of Lokey Ave. and Christy Ct. just before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. They discovered Murfreesboro resident Darryl Rouse with a gunshot wound to the face.

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9:23am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Maury Cnty deputy, 2 Sumner Cnty teens die in seperate overnight wrecks

SPRING HILL, TN (WSMV) – Sad to report that a Maury County sheriff's deputy and two Sumner County teens died in traffic accidents overnight.

WSMV-TV says 42 year-old deputy Darrell Perritt was killed when his cruiser crashed on Clara Mathis Road in Spring Hill

Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland says Perritt leaves behind three children - ages 11, 17 and 21 - and a wife of 22 years.

According to the sheriff's office, Perritt was rushing to back up another officer when his car left the roadway.

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9:11am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Feds to monitor election in Tennessee county

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections in Shelby County today.

A statement from the department says monitors will ensure polling places comply with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against minorities. The election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, the governor's race and four proposed constitutional amendments.

Problems with elections in Shelby County, which includes Memphis, date back years.

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9:04am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Weather forecast good as polls open in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The weather forecast calls for warm but cloudy weather as polls opened across Tennessee for a general election in which voters will decide a U.S. Senate race as several state and local offices and measures.

According to the National Weather Service, much of the state will see highs on Tuesday in the 60s and 70s.

Voters who head to the polls will decide whether to grant Republican Lamar Alexander a third term in the U.S. Senate. He faces Democrat Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney.

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