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9:00am

Thu July 10, 2014
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1 Dead in Tennessee Armory Shooting; 1 in Custody

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says officers are questioning a person of interest in a fatal shooting at a National Guard armory.

Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine says the shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of Nashville. A longtime member of the National Guard was killed.

DeVine says the victim's name won't be released until his family members had been notified. He says a top official, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, identified him as a sergeant first-class who had been with the guard for 20 years.

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9:55am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Smyrna Officer Rescues Woman from Burning Apartment

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Smyrna police officer rescued a woman from a burning apartment overnight.

Smyrna Police say that just before 4 a.m. this morning they received a call just before 4 a.m that apartment 168 at the Imperial Gardens complex was on fire. When officers arrived heavy smoke was boiling out of the apartment.

Police Lieutenant Bart Myers broke in the front door and then crawled into the apartment on his stomach. He located the apartment’s resident, 67 year-old Hazel Starnes, ten feet from the door. He dragged her outside and Smyrna Firemen began CPR.

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9:41am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Pastor Arrested on Sex Charges

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Kentucky pastor who is a registered sex offender has been arrested in Tennessee on rape charges involving a juvenile.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1tk04Ma) reports 46-year-old Roy Neal Yoakem is charged with aggravated statutory rape, sexual battery by an authority figure and statutory rape by an authority figure. He is being held at the Sumner County jail.

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8:19am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Haslam to Talk with New US Health Sec. About Medicaid Expansion

DUNLAP, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is expressing hope that a planned discussion with the nation's new health secretary during the National Governors Association meeting in Nashville this week might rekindle talks over his plan for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.

Haslam told reporters following a grant announcement in Dunlap on Tuesday that he's always had hope that something can be worked out. And he says Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell may be able to get "some of the logs unjammed."

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8:17am

Wed July 9, 2014
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Figures Show Decline in Tennessee July 4th Traffic Deaths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Highway Patrol officials say preliminary figures show a decline in traffic fatalities during this year's Fourth of July holiday period.

Early estimates indicate seven people were killed in traffic crashes across the state during the 96-hour holiday, a decrease from the 19 vehicular deaths during last year's holiday period.

State troopers arrested 119 individuals on suspicion of DUI and issued 1,414 seat belt citations during this year's holiday period.

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