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10:39am

Wed October 22, 2014
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Tenn. man pleads not guilty to raping Holly Bobo

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a Tennessee woman has pleaded not guilty to raping her.

According to media reports, 26-year-old John Dylan Adams entered the plea on Wednesday in a Decatur County court. His bond was set at $25,000.

Earlier this month, a grand jury indicted him on two counts of rape in the case of 20-year-old Holly Bobo. Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Adams admitted involvement in the rape of Bobo on April 13, 2011, the day she went missing from her family's home in Darden.

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10:36am

Wed October 22, 2014
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Possible prostitution inside a Tennessee school investigated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Six West Tennessee high school students have been suspended as police investigate allegations of prostitution in their school’s bathroom.

Sheriff's Department spokesman Chip Washington told WMC-TV in Memphis that deputies are looking into whether a Bolton High School student had sexual relations with fellow students for money.

The Shelby County School District confirmed the suspensions in a statement issued Wednesday.

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8:29am

Wed October 22, 2014
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Mid-state man arrested after explosive prank at theater

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville man has been charged with pulling off what police considered an explosive — and not terribly funny — prank outside a movie theater.

The Tennessean reported (http://tnne.ws/1rqe9Rl ) that officers arrested 35-year-old Sean M. Pounds after he spread a chemical compound on the ground outside the theater Monday night. Officers say the compound made a loud popping sound when people walked over it.

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8:27am

Wed October 22, 2014
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Judge sets hearing in death of nursing student

TULLAHOMA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man seeking a new trial after pleading guilty to killing a nursing student will get a hearing before a judge.

Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Smith set a Nov. 21 hearing for Donnie Jones of Tullahoma. Jones is seeking to back out of his Feb. 4, 2013 plea in the death of 24-year-old Megan Sharpton. Her partially-burned body was discovered on the morning of July 2, 2012, near Tims Ford Lake in Franklin County.

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11:29am

Thu October 16, 2014
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Mid-State university cancels trip over Ebola concerns

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee university says it has canceled a study abroad trip to West Africa over concerns about the Ebola virus.

Jeff Rutter, director of  counseling and health services at Austin Peay State in Clarksville, told media that students won't travel next year to Senegal as planned.

He says the school hopes to begin sending students back to West Africa for study abroad programs in the future, but right now there is too much risk.

The disease has killed almost 4,500 people in West Africa this year.

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