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Seminole patchwork is not well-known outside the state of Florida. The Seams looks at culture through clothing — and within this hand-sewn and folded patchwork is the story of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A leading Republican legislator is suggesting that the Tennessee National Guard be used to remove from the state what he refers to as “Islamists.”

House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin tells WMOT he believes the Tennessee Department of Homeland Security should be charged with “monitoring” any “refugees from Islamic countries” who are “Islamists.”

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Fort Campbell, Kentucky woman will be spending 18 years behind bars after admitting to fatally abusing a 2-month-old boy she was baby-sitting while trying to do her homework.

The Leaf-Chronicle of Clarksville ( ) reports that 22-year-old Sheilla E. Linares pleaded guilty to first-degree felony manslaughter Tuesday, saying she intentionally caused serious injury to Thomas Castellon II from Clarksville, Tennessee in December 2013.

ERWIN, Tenn. (AP) — A group has asked the Unicoi County Board of Education to remove the Christian flag from its public meeting room.

The Johnson City Press reports ( in a letter to the board dated Nov. 10, Freedom From Religion Foundation Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert objected to the display of the flag during school board meetings.

The letter tells the board that it must immediately remove the flag and refrain from displaying it during future meetings.

MTSU student arrested for rape, robbery

Nov 18, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State University has been arrested on several serious charges, including Aggravated Rape.

The Tennessean reports that student Clinton Knox III was indicted by a Davidson County Grand Jury on one count of Aggravated Rape, one count of Aggravated Robbery, and two counts of impersonating a police officer.

Acting on an anonymous tip and armed with a sealed indictment, Murfreesboro Police arrested Knox Monday at a Wenlon Drive Apartment just north of the campus.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is making her first Tennessee campaign stops in Memphis and Nashville this week.

Clinton is scheduled to make her visit on Friday at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis before traveling to Fisk University in Nashville.

Tennessee is among the Super Tuesday states holding presidential primaries on March 1.

The former secretary of state earlier this month named a 46-member Tennessee leadership team headlined by U.S. Reps. Jim Cooper of Nashville and Steve Cohen of Memphis.

SHADY VALLEY, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they have found a 16-year-old female hiker who was reported missing last Wednesday while hiking in the Cherokee National Forest in northeast Tennessee.

According to WJHL-TV, Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece confirmed Tuesday afternoon that search crews had found Ava Zechie of Washington alive and seemingly in good condition. Reece said crews were working on bringing the girl down the mountain.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As confrontations between police and the black community once again trigger public outcry, law enforcement leaders around the country are looking for new ways to restore trust.

In Tennessee, they've turned to the Nashville library's rich archive on the movement to teach new recruits about past injustices, hoping the lessons of history will foster even-handed police work.

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler was found alone in a Tennessee home several days after her grandmother died.

The Knoxville News Sentinel ( ) reports a Maryville Police Department report says the 15-month-old girl was found Saturday.

The police report says her grandmother, 58-year-old Anette Ineichen, was found dead in the house. Officials believe she had been deceased for some period of time.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says he is asking the federal government to suspend placement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee.

In a statement released to media on Monday, Haslam acknowledges that the federal government has the authority to place refugees but states "they have said in the past they would be open to cooperating with receiving states."

Haslam says he wants to suspend placement of Syrian refugees in Tennessee "until states can become more of a partner in the vetting process."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee school board delegates have voted almost unanimously for a resolution urging the state to fund all recommendations made in years past — but recently dropped — by a state panel.


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