Tue April 29, 2014
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Couple Who Died in Lincoln County Tornado Identified

FAYETTEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the two people killed in a tornado strike in southern Tennessee were a married couple who lived in a mobile home.

Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder on Tuesday identified the victims as 60-year-old John Prince and 44-year-old Karen Prince.

Neighbors said the Princes had sought refuge at a relative's nearby home during the first wave of the storm but returned to the mobile home believing the danger had passed.

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Fri April 25, 2014
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Drug and Gun Take-Back in Murf on Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — You can safely dispose of expired, unwanted and unused prescription pills tomorrow morning during National Prescription Take-Back Day.

The event is an effort to get potentially dangerous prescription drugs out of homes. Unused medications pose a public health and safety hazard because they could be accidentally ingested, stolen or abused.

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Thu April 24, 2014
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Haslam: Prayer to Help Guide Execution Decisions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee announced back in February that it had scheduled 10 executions over the next two years.

Governor Haslam says he’s making preparing for his role in those executions.

Haslam says he’ll rely on prayer and advice from experts when he’s faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution.

The Republican governor stressed at a forum hosted by the Christian group Q Ideas yesterday that he has yet to be confronted with death penalty decisions because of court-ordered delays.

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Wed April 9, 2014
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Murf Police Make Quick Arrest in Shooting Death

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Police made a quick arrest Tuesday in the shooting death of a Murfrreesboro man.

Twenty-three year old Christopher Turley died of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning at dawn near his home on E. Clark Blvd.

Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police announced they’d arrested 22 year-old Anthony P. Smith, of Christiana in connection with the homicide. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in Turley’s death.

Smith's bond was set at $500,000. He’s due in court April 24.

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Tue April 8, 2014

Haslam Free Tuition Plan to be Heard by Key Senate Panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is scheduled to be heard by a key Senate committee Tuesday.

Tennessee Promise is a cornerstone of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025 to help improve overall job qualifications and attract employers to the state.

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