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8:26am

Fri December 27, 2013
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Lawsuit Against Mid-State Drug Rehab Center Settled

CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (AP) — A lawsuit filed over a death at New Life Lodge rehabilitation center has been settled.

The Tennessean reports terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2011 and sought $32 million in compensatory and punitive damages in the death of 29-year-old Lindsey Poteet, who had a 17-month-old daughter when she died in September 2010.

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8:13am

Fri December 27, 2013
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THP Identifies Body Found Along Interstate-40

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the body of a man found on Interstate 40 in Roane County on Christmas Day.

Investigators told the Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1dcPqMS) that the man was 42-year-old Brian William Taylor of Heath Springs, S.C.

The highway patrol says it received a call early Wednesday that a body of a man in his 40s had been found on the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 364.

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6:30am

Fri December 27, 2013
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Priscilla Presley Taking Back Walking Horse Trophy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Priscilla Presley says she is taking back the Graceland Challenge Trophy, which has been offered at the nation's premier walking horse competition for three decades.

Presley said she didn't know the trophy was still awarded at the annual Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville.

She donated the trophy in memory of her ex-husband, Elvis Presley, after attending the event in 1983. It was part of an exhibit featuring Ebony's Double, the last walking horse Elvis bought.

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6:28am

Fri December 27, 2013
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One Killed in Nashville Crash After Police Pursuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say one person is dead and two others injured after officers attempted to stop a vehicle they believed was stolen and the driver fled.

Police say officers pursued the vehicle as it sped away Thursday morning, and then the driver lost control and slammed into a parked truck, forcing the truck into a home. Nobody inside the home was injured.

Killed was 16-year-old Kristopher Howard of Nashville, a passenger who was partially ejected.

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6:24am

Fri December 27, 2013
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Tenn. Highway Patrol Plans 'No Refusal' Enforcement

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Highway Patrol plans a "no refusal" enforcement campaign in several counties across the state during the New Year's Eve holiday period.

Tennessee's "no refusal" law allows officers to seek search warrants for blood samples when they suspect a driver to be impaired.

The special enforcement includes saturation patrols; bar and tavern checks; and checkpoints for seat belts, sobriety and driver's licenses. It begins at 6 p.m. Monday and ends at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.

The aim is to deter impaired driving and fatal crashes.

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