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10:27am

Wed June 11, 2014
Science

A New Mosquito-Borne Virus in Tennessee?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials in Tennessee say they are investigating what could be a new mosquito-borne virus in the state.

The Tennessee Department of Health told media outlets on Tuesday that the state may have its first cases of the chikungunya (chik-un-GUHN-ya) virus, which is painful but not usually fatal.

Officials said those exhibiting symptoms recently traveled to the Caribbean, where the disease has reached an epidemic state. Symptoms, including a high fever, nausea and joint pain, can be severe.

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10:23am

Wed June 11, 2014
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Two More Men Charged in Holly Bobo Case

LEXINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Police have charged two more men in connection with the 2011 disappearance and slaying of a Tennessee nursing student.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine told media outlets that two brothers, Jeffrey Kurt Pearcy and Mark Pearcy, face charges of tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in the Holly Bobo case.

DeVine declined to release more details, but an affidavit in Henderson County court says investigators believe Jeffrey Pearcy has possession or knowledge about a video that would benefit prosecutors.

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12:25pm

Tue June 10, 2014
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Officials: Manchester Man Killed Woman; Dismembered, Ate Body

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a Manchester man is accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse.

Coffee County District Attorney Mickey Layne tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that 37-year-old Gregory S. Hale was arrested at his home late Sunday and is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse.

Layne says a neighbor told police he'd had a conversation with Hale and had reason to believe a homicide had been committed.

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10:00am

Mon June 9, 2014
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More Tennessee Women Seek Handgun Carry Permits

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The number of women issued handgun carry permits in Tennessee is on the rise.

According to the Daily News Journal, the number of permits issued to women by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security more than doubled between 2011 and 2013.

Rutherford County firearm safety instructor Amy Davis says she has noticed an increase in women interested in learning about guns. Local resident Kelli Beam received her handgun carry permit last year. She says she decided to obtain it for protection.

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9:22am

Mon June 9, 2014
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Tenn. Veteran's Charity Officer Gets 10 Year Prison Sentence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The former volunteer treasurer for Tennessee Disabled American Veterans has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for theft.

According to the Nashville district attorney's office, Thomas Keller, of Murfreesboro, pleaded guilty in April and was sentenced on Friday in Davidson County Criminal Court.

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