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6:55am

Fri June 6, 2014
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Tennessee Teen Pleads Guilty in Death of Mother in fire

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis-area teenager has pleaded guilty to setting a house fire that killed his mother.

The prosecutor's office says 15-year-old Jonathan Ray pleaded guilty Thursday in Shelby County Criminal Court to second-degree murder and aggravated arson. The plea agreement calls for a 25-year sentence without possibility of parole on the murder plea and 15 years on arson, to be served concurrently.

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6:53am

Fri June 6, 2014
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Flooding Leaves 1 Dead and 1 Missing, More Heavy Rain Expected

Credit weather.gov

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Flooding caused by this week’s storms have left one dead and one missing in Tennessee, and the Weather Service says more heavy rain is on the way.

Tennessee declared a State of Emergency yesterday afternoon following widespread reports of damage due to flooding and high winds.

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10:38am

Thu June 5, 2014
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June 6, 1944, Tennesseans Recall Perilous D-Day Landings

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tomorrow, the sixth of June, marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day in 1944 when U.S. led Allied forces fought their way ashore in German occupied France.

American veterans of World War II are now dying at the rate of 600 a day, so historians are pushing hard to capture their stories. Here in the mid-state, the Albert Gore Research Center at Middle Tennessee State is conducting oral history interviews with military vets.

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11:23am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Anti Horse-Soring Advocates Plan "Walk on Washington"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Animal Rights groups promoting tougher federal Tennessee Walking Horse anti-soring regulations are planning a rally later this month in Washington.

The Walk on Washington planned for June 18 in the nation’s capital is intended to pressure lawmakers to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics or PAST Act. Horses scarred by soring techniques will be on hand so that legislators can see the damage that horse soring does.

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11:11am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Murf. Homeless Ministry Worker Assaulted

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A worker at a Murfreesboro ministry to the homeless has been assaulted by a homeless man.

Journey Home Food Service Director Isaiah Whalum says that a homeless man identified as James Sneed Jr. had been told on a previous visit that he was not welcome at the shelter. When Sneed showed up Wednesday morning, Whalam asked him to leave.

The police incident report says Sneed refused and became belligerent. Whalum reports the man began to yell and cuss and make threats. Whalam says Sneed spit in his face before finally leaving the property.

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