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9:15am

Thu July 10, 2014
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Father Charged with Murder after Daughter's Death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have charged a Middle Tennessee man with murder 22 years after he beat his infant daughter causing injuries that an autopsy says led to her death last year.

The Daily News Journal reports that 41-year-old Anthony Shannon Lane was charged Monday in the death of Amanda Michelle Lane-Woodall, who died last year at age 22.

According to a statement, Rutherford County cold case Detective Sgt. Dan Goodwin and Detective Steve Kohler questioned multiple doctors and other witnesses before presenting the case to the district attorney's office.

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9:11am

Thu July 10, 2014
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Tennessee Accused of Failing to Follow Health Law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government is accusing the State of Tennessee of failing to provide health services required by the new health care law.

State health officials say they dispute several accusations made in a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

According to the letter dated June 27, of seven critical success factors required of states, Tennessee had met only one. Federal officials have given the state 10 days to submit a correction plan.

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9:00am

Thu July 10, 2014
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1 Dead in Tennessee Armory Shooting; 1 in Custody

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers are questioning a person of interest in a fatal shooting at a National Guard armory.

Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine says the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of Nashville. A longtime member of the National Guard was killed.

DeVine says the victim's name won't be released until his family members had been notified. He says a top official, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, identified him as a sergeant first-class who had been with the guard for 20 years.

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11:14am

Wed July 9, 2014
Arts

Mid-State Musical Lampoons Controversial State Senator

Actor Chad Webb portrays the title character in “Casey Stampfield: the Musical.”
Credit E. R. West

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WEST)  --  Knoxville Republican State Senator Stacey Campfield’s conservative political antics have earned him national media attention. Jon Stewart has skewered him not once, but twice, on the Daily Show.

Now Campfield is being lampooned on stage in a witty new production entitled, “Casey Stampfield: the Musical.”

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9:55am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Smyrna Officer Rescues Woman from Burning Apartment

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Smyrna police officer rescued a woman from a burning apartment overnight.

Smyrna Police say that just before 4 a.m. this morning they received a call just before 4 a.m that apartment 168 at the Imperial Gardens complex was on fire. When officers arrived heavy smoke was boiling out of the apartment.

Police Lieutenant Bart Myers broke in the front door and then crawled into the apartment on his stomach. He located the apartment’s resident, 67 year-old Hazel Starnes, ten feet from the door. He dragged her outside and Smyrna Firemen began CPR.

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