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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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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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