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Tue February 18, 2014
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Lebanon Bomb Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing his in-laws with a package bomb that exploded in their rural Tennessee home has pleaded not guilty.

Richard Parker is charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder, two counts of premeditated first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon. Through a public defender, Parker pleaded not guilty to all charges at an arraignment hearing Tuesday.

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Mon February 17, 2014

Middle Tennessee Powers Past Southern Miss 81-64



MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.

Middle Tennessee (19-7, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 from long range, and never trailed in the game.

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Fri February 14, 2014

Tenn. Pharmacist Sues Over Firing, Contraceptive Sale at Issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pharmacist who says he was fired for refusing to sell the morning-after pill has filed a lawsuit against his former employer.

The Tennessean reports Philip Hall said he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. Hall says in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville that he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs."

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Wed February 12, 2014
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Winter Takes Another Shot at Tennessee



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The winter that wouldn't quit is having another go at Tennessee, with forecasts calling for snow, sleet and road difficulties.

In anticipation of the weather, school systems across the state canceled classes Wednesday.

Roads are expected to be icy and snow-packed in some areas, creating dangerous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service says East Tennessee is under a winter storm warning and can expect up to 8 inches of snow by Wednesday evening.

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Mon February 10, 2014

MTSU Poll: Haslam Job Approval Takes Dive

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows Gov. Bill Haslam's job approval has dropped since last spring.

The poll released Monday shows the Republican governor slid from 61 percent, the last poll rating, to 47 percent.

Poll director Ken Blake says the decrease occurred primarily among the state's Democrats and political independents.

Approval among Democrats fell from 52 percent to 42 percent, while independents dropped from 69 percent to 41 percent.

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