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9:41am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Pastor Arrested on Sex Charges

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky pastor who is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Tennessee on rape charges involving a juvenile.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1tk04Ma) reports 46-year-old Roy Neal Yoakem is charged with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. He is being held at the Sumner County jail.

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8:19am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Haslam to Talk with New US Health Sec. About Medicaid Expansion

DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

Haslam told reporters following a grant announcement in Dunlap on Tuesday that he's always had hope that something can be worked out. And he says Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell may be able to get "some of the logs unjammed."

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8:17am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Figures Show Decline in Tennessee July 4th Traffic Deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say preliminary figures show a decline in traffic fatalities during this year's Fourth of July holiday period.

Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state during the 96-hour holiday, a decrease from the 19 vehicular deaths during last year's holiday period.

State troopers arrested 119 individuals on suspicion of DUI and issued 1,414 seat belt citations during this year's holiday period.

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8:15am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Investigators Go to Troubled Memphis Cemetery

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say investigators have descended on a Memphis-area cemetery whose owner is charged with mishandling bodies.

Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation went to Galilee Memorial Gardens on Tuesday to gather evidence as part of a criminal probe into how bodies were buried at the cemetery.

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11:41am

Tue July 8, 2014
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Murfreesboro Man Stabbed to Death Overnight

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Media reports say a Murfreesboro man has died of stab wounds in what appears to be a case of domestic violence.

WSMV-TV reports that Murfreesboro Police were called to a home on Pine Court a little after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Officers reportedly found 23 year old Zaneil Radley stabbed on the scene. He was taken to Saint Thomas Rutherford hospital where he died of his injuries.

The MPD’s Domestic Violent Crimes Unit is reportedly investigating and will likely present its findings to the Rutherford County Grand Jury.

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