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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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9:27am

Mon June 9, 2014
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Mt. Juliet Pastor's Wife Ministers to Strippers

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — Erin Stevens isn't the kind of evangelist who stands outside a strip club with a bullhorn, yelling at customers to repent.

Instead, the Tennessee pastor's wife is inside the lobby with the strippers, feeding them a catered dinner twice a month, giving them Mary Kay Cosmetics gift sets and quietly slipping her cell phone number into their hands.

She brings no Bibles, no tracts and no lectures — just love, and an unusual mission she believes God gave her two years ago after she spent 21 days fasting and praying.

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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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9:20am

Mon June 9, 2014
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MADD Tennessee Fears Losing Major Funding Source

Credit madd.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving says it’s on the verge of losing a major source of funding.

MADD says custom license plate sales are an important source of funding for the group. But to receive those dollars from the state at least 500 plates have to be sold.

MADD Tennessee’s Kate Ritchie says at this point the organization is about 60 plates short.

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10:30am

Fri June 6, 2014
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THP Warns Against Unattended Children in Vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists not to leave children or pets in unattended vehicles, especially as summer temperatures begin to rise.

Preliminary reports indicate that eight children have already died this year due to heat stroke nationwide. None of those fatalities were in Tennessee.

According to the latest statistics, there were 44 heat stroke deaths involving children in the United States in 2013.

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