ATLANTA (AP) — A judge plans to order that Martin Luther King Jr.'s bible and Nobel Peace Prize be placed in a safe deposit box controlled by the court pending the outcome of a legal dispute over who owns the items.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney made the decision Wednesday. King's estate is controlled by his two sons, Martin Luther King III and Dexter King. They asked the judge to order that their sister, Bernice King, turn over the two prized items.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 84-year-old nun has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into and defacing a storage bunker holding bomb-grade uranium in a peace demonstration at a Tennessee weapons plant.
Megan Rice was sentenced Tuesday along with activists Greg Boertje-Obed (bohr-CHEE' OH'-bed) and Michael Walli. The men were sentenced to more than five years in prison.
The three activists cut through three fences on July 28, 2012, and reached a storage bunker that holds the nation's primary supply of bomb-grade uranium.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A proposal to protect wedding-related businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to provide services to same-sex couples is dead for the session.
The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville was withdrawn from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Under the measure, a person or group wouldn't have to provide services for a domestic partnership or marriage not recognized by the state if doing so would violate their religious beliefs. Tennessee does not recognize same-sex marriages.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been scheduled Saturday for a couple who died after a package bomb exploded in their rural Tennessee home.
Jon Setzer, a 74-year-old retired lawyer, died when the package detonated at his Lebanon home on Feb. 10. Setzer's 72-year-old wife, Marion, died later at an area hospital.
The couple's son-in-law, 49-year-old Richard Parker, is accused of killing them both and is facing charges in connection with the crime. Parker pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and unlawful weapon charges at a hearing on Tuesday.