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11:53am

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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10:13am

Fri February 14, 2014
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Murf Woman Stabs Valentine Balloon...and Her Leg

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s not every day you hear a Valentine’s Day story that involves a stabbing, but this one does.

Murfreesboro Police report that one of their officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Thursday. When the officer arrived at the North Tennessee Blvd address he found a woman with a stab wound to her leg lying on the kitchen floor.

The police report says the woman and her live-in boyfriend had been arguing. The woman then reportedly picked up a knife and began stabbing a Valentine’s Day balloon she had received from her partner.

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8:32pm

Thu February 13, 2014
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Son-In-Law Arrested in Package Explosion Deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The son-in-law of a Tennessee couple killed when a package exploded at their home has been charged with first-degree murder in their deaths.

State Fire Marshal's Office spokeswoman Katelyn Abernathy says Richard Parker is also charged with unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon.

During the Thursday evening press conference announcing the arrest, ATF Special Agent Jeff Fulton went to some length to reassure the public.

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10:36am

Thu February 13, 2014
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Fifth Murf Road Rage Incident in Six months

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The recent rash of road rage incidents in Murfreesboro continued Wednesday at the I-24 West on-ramp at Old Fort Parkway.

Murfreesboro resident Surgena Kilby told police that she may have cut off driver Kristine Clower in traffic. The two women then exchanged words while sitting at the red light at the corner of Thompson Lane .

Their accounts differ after that, but the two women ended up colliding at the on-ramp to I-24. Only light damage was done to the two vehicles. No charges have been filed so far.

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10:29am

Thu February 13, 2014
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Tenn. Enrollment in Health Exchange Up 66 Percent

Credit hopeclnc.org

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 60,000 Tennesseans signed up for coverage under the federal health insurance exchange through January, a 66 percent increase since the beginning of year.

According to nationwide statistics released Monday, 3.3 million Americans signed up from last Oct. 1 through Feb. 1.

Seventy percent of enrollees selected the mid-level silver plan, while just 5 percent chose the top-level platinum policies.

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