Associated Press

Doggart campaign

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in the trial of a Tennessee man accused of planning an attack on a mosque in New York say he stockpiled weapons and ammunition in his home.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that an FBI agent on Tuesday showed jurors an M-4 rifle seized from the home of Robert Doggart.

Doggart is on trial on charges that he planned to attack a Muslim community called Islamberg in upstate New York. He has pleaded not guilty.

State of Tennessee

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has introduced legislation seeking to ban any open alcohol bottles or cans in vehicles traveling on Tennessee roads.

Tennessee currently bans drivers from drinking at the wheel, but does not extend that prohibition to passengers. That conflicts with federal open container guidelines, which causes about $18 million in federal road money to be redirected toward drunken-driving enforcement.

tnrtl.org

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee anti-abortion group is urging lawmakers emboldened by President Donald Trump to hold off on passing new abortion restrictions in the state until the courts decide the fate of several major abortion laws.

Tennessee Right to Life is asking lawmakers to go slow until a federal appellate court weighs in on a constitutional amendment that laid the groundwork for more stringent abortion restrictions.

MNPD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman accused of causing the death of a Nashville police officer who tried to save her has been arrested and charged on the same day a public memorial was held for the decorated 18-year police veteran.

Court records show that 40-year-old Juli Glisson was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide on Monday. The records do not list an attorney for Glisson. Her bail was set at $100,000.

Doggart campaign

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Trial is underway in Chattanooga for a 65-year-old Tennessee man accused of planning an attack on a mosque in New York.

Robert Doggart, who ran for Congress in 2014 in East Tennessee and finished with 6 percent of the vote, went on trial Monday in U.S. District Court.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports prosecutor Saeed Mody spoke to the 12-person jury first after lawyers spent the morning choosing jurors from a pool of 32 people.

Doggart has pleaded not guilty to the accusations.

The trial is expected to last about a week.

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