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7:59am

Thu April 3, 2014
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Police: Bobo Suspect Sent a Message Threatening Brother

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping and murdering nursing student Holly Bobo is now being accused of threatening his own brother if the brother didn't keep quiet.

WTVF-TV (http://bit.ly/1j16qbe ) is reporting that a police report says that murder suspect Zachary Adams told a jail inmate to relay a message to his brother saying "if he don't shut his mouth he will be in the hole beside her."

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7:57am

Thu April 3, 2014
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Children's Services Releases Child Death Figures

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Department of Children's Services has published the first set of child fatality statistics since an agency overhaul following revelations that child welfare officials did not know how many children were dying in DCS custody.

The statistics released this week were gathered under a new process for reporting, counting and investigating deaths.

The primary concern from lawmakers and the public has been cases where DCS workers were aware of abuse or neglect allegations and may have failed to act.

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7:54am

Wed April 2, 2014
Business

Manchester Plant to Create More Than 160 Jobs

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MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says a new plant to be located in Manchester is expected to create more than 160 new jobs in Coffee County.

Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced this week that Aspen Technologies Inc. will locate the new polyurethane foam molding plant in the Manchester Industrial Park.

The company was founded in 2003 to develop, manufacture and assemble specialized polyurethane foam products for the automotive industry as well as heavy truck and sport recreation markets.

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7:35am

Wed April 2, 2014
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New Charge Against Man in Holly Bobo Case

Zachary Rye Adams
Credit tbi.state.tn.us/

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have added a charge of witness coercion against a man accused of kidnapping and killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says agents served an arrest warrant on the new charge against 29-year-old Zachary Rye Adams on Tuesday.

Adams has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping charges in the Bobo case. He is jailed without bond in Chester County.

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7:21am

Wed April 2, 2014
Politics

Senator Lamar Alexander to Face a Second Challenger

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Former congressional candidate George Flinn says he is joining the ranks of challengers to Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal (http://bit.ly/PepkBq ) reports that the radiologist and radio station owner pulled a petition last week to enter the race. The deadline to file petitions to run for office is Thursday.

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