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10:46am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Adams Faces Hearing in Holly Bobo Case

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled for Zachary Adams in the disappearance of a nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.

Adams is set to appear in Decatur County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Adams was indicted on murder and kidnapping charges in March as part of the investigation into Bobo’s April 2011 disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty.

Another man, Jason Autry, also has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the Bobo case.

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10:43am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Why Serving a Maximum Prison Sentence is a Bad Thing

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- It may sound like a positive development that the number of inmates in Tennessee prisons serving their full sentences is on the rise, but a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust suggests just the opposite.

The Pew Trust’s Adam Gelb says about 1 in 3 Tennessee prisoners serves every day of their sentence behind bars.

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7:53am

Tue June 3, 2014
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Tenn. Mom Gets 1 Year Sentence in Daughter's Death

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Chattanooga mother has been sentenced to nearly a year in jail on an abuse charge stemming from her daughter's death.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1rGWhrk ) reports Hamilton County Criminal Court Judge Don Poole sentenced Traci Carpenter to 11 months and 29 days in jail followed by three years of house arrest in the 2006 death of 18-month-old Sierra Carpenter.

Carpenter pleaded guilty in February to a single count of child abuse.

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6:18am

Tue June 3, 2014
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Tenn. Man Exonerated for Rape Added to Growing Registry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was falsely imprisoned for a rape he did not commit is part of a growing number of people who have been added to the National Registry of Exonerations.

The Tennessean reports that Randall Mills spent more than 11 years in prison but was released after DNA evidence in 2008 proved that he couldn't have raped a 12-year-old neighbor. Marshall County prosecutors finally dropped all charges against Mills on April 4, in light of the DNA evidence and the neighbor's wavering on her story about the alleged rape.

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6:16am

Tue June 3, 2014
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Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Murf. Mosque Case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the appeal of a group of neighbors who tried unsuccessfully to block the construction of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

A board member of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said he was hopeful that the refusal of the nation's highest court to hear the case will bring unity back into the community.

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