Associated Press

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Williamson County Republican Party says GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will attend a rally this weekend in Middle Tennessee.

Media report Trump will speak at the Saturday afternoon rally at the Factory at Franklin.

Williamson County Republican Party Chairman Julie Hannah Taleghani said there will be about 2,000 free tickets handed out and that those without tickets will be able to gather in the parking lot.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A Franklin woman has been indicted after police say she had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old boy she met through the church where her husband is a youth minister.

Franklin Police Department spokesman Lt. Charles Warner tells local media outlets that 25-year-old Ariel Stevenson surrendered to authorities on Friday. She was indicted earlier this month by a Williamson County grand jury on charges of statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has ruled against a terminally ill John Jay Hooker’s request to die by assisted suicide.

Hooker has terminal cancer and has doctors who have expressed a willingness to prescribe him a lethal dosage of painkillers.

The doctors sought protection from prosecution if the 84-year-old Hooker was administered the drugs.

But Chancellor Carol McCoy ruled against the plaintiffs on Tuesday, saying they "do not have standing to bring this action." She said administering such drugs would be engaging in "criminal conduct."


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Nashville couple has confessed to killing a young couple and then hiding their bodies in the apartment the two couples had shared.

Nashville Metro Police told local media outlets Monday that 20-year-old Brandon Griswold and his 21-year-old girlfriend, Whitney Gray, have told investigators that they bludgeoned 24-year-old Preston Claybrooks Jr. and his longtime girlfriend, 23-year-old Alexandra Grubbs, to death while they slept. Police say a lingering dispute involving heroin use led to the attack in the east Nashville home.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.

The Tennessean reports there were 97 more deaths caused by opioid overdoses last year than in 2013. Statistics show more people died in 2014 from opioid overdose in the state than in car accidents or by gunshots.

Spokesman from the state's health department David Reagan says the highest frequency of overdose deaths are found in men and women ages 45 to 55.