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8:33am

Mon October 27, 2014
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31 arrested overnight in Williamson County drug sweep

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — Deputies in Williamson County are serving arrest warrants after a grand jury indicted 31 people on drug charges.

Media report the drug sweep was taking place Monday morning and targeted both dealers and suppliers.

Williamson County Sheriff's deputies and Fairview police were being assisted by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, the Tennessee Department of Correction, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and Williamson County Animal Control.

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10:23am

Fri October 24, 2014
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Will Tennessee Promise hurt the state's four-year public universities?

Credit tnpromise.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The number of students applying for free community college classes using Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative has grown to more than twice initial projections.

The Tennessean reports state officials had expected about 20,000 students to participate, but with one week remaining in the registration period nearly 45,000 have applied. That number represents about two-thirds of this year’s high school graduating class.

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9:15am

Fri October 24, 2014
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Mid-State man charged with aggravated rape of a 3 year-old

Jonathan Chambliss of Nashville was indicted on one count of aggravated rape of a child and one count of aggravated sexual battery.
Credit RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested a Davidson County man for the rape of a 3 year-old child.

Authorities say Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshalls service teamed up to capture 19 year-old Jonathan Chambliss in Nashville on Wednesday.

Police say a witness came forward to claim that back in June Chambliss sexually assaulted the child at a family gathering in the Blackman community.

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9:10am

Fri October 24, 2014
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Prosecutor wants to try Papa John's teen murder suspect as an adult

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee prosecutor says a Columbia teenager charged with the fatal shooting of a Papa John's employee should be tried as an adult.

Prosecutor Brent Cooper says he'll move to get 17-year-old Darious A. Fitzpatrick's case taken out of juvenile court.

Fitzpatrick was arrested Wednesday and charged with 22-year-old Gordon Schaffer during a robbery at the Papa John's in Columbia two days earlier. He also faces charges related to the gunpoint robberies of two Dollar General stores earlier this month.

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8:34am

Thu October 23, 2014
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Tenn. health officials preparing for Ebola cases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health care officials say they have implemented appropriate practices to handle any Ebola cases.

The Tennessee Hospital Association, Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Nurses Association issued a joint statement this week saying they're on heightened awareness for anyone showing up in their emergency rooms and physicians' offices who exhibit symptoms similar to the Ebola virus.

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