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9:10am

Fri October 24, 2014
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Prosecutor wants to try Papa John's teen murder suspect as an adult

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor says a Columbia teenager charged with the fatal shooting of a Papa John's employee should be tried as an adult.

Prosecutor Brent Cooper says he'll move to get 17-year-old Darious A. Fitzpatrick's case taken out of juvenile court.

Fitzpatrick was arrested Wednesday and charged with 22-year-old Gordon Schaffer during a robbery at the Papa John's in Columbia two days earlier. He also faces charges related to the gunpoint robberies of two Dollar General stores earlier this month.

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8:34am

Thu October 23, 2014
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Tenn. health officials preparing for Ebola cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health care officials say they have implemented appropriate practices to handle any Ebola cases.

The Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement this week saying they're on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and physicians' offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.

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8:27am

Thu October 23, 2014
Politics

Groups spending millions to influence Tenn. elections

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposed amendment to the Tennessee Constitution to give lawmakers more power to regulate abortion has caused a flood of television advertising to try to influence voters ahead next month's election.

A new study released by the non-partisan Center for Public Integrity on Thursday finds that opponents of Amendment One have spent $1.3 million to run nearly 1,400 ads through the start of this week, while supporters have run 730 ads at a cost of about $606,000.

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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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