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12:15pm

Mon March 17, 2014
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Reaction to Judge's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling on Friday that Tennessee must recognize the marriages of three same-sex couples is drawing both praise and condemnation.

Nashville based U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger issued a preliminary injunction barring Tennessee from enforcing state laws that prohibit recognition of the marriages. The couples were legally married in other states and filed suit to force Tennessee to recognize their unions.

David Fowler, President of the Family Action Council of Tennessee, says the ruling was not unexpected.

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9:04am

Fri March 14, 2014
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Zebra on the Lamb in Middle Tennesse Finally Caught

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — A zebra that's been on the lam for the last five months in southeastern Tennessee has been caught.

WRCB-TV (http://bit.ly/1npbGKX) reported on Thursday that Zeke the zebra was back at home in Bradley County.

Zeke's owner, Ronald Price, said the animal escaped from his farm in Cleveland late last year by jumping a high fence.

For weeks afterward, police dispatchers took calls of reported sightings around the community — near homes, businesses and even a highway.

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9:02am

Fri March 14, 2014
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Murf. Woman Loses Appeal in MTSU Roomate's Death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman convicted of murder in the stabbing death of a Middle Tennessee State University basketball player has lost her appeal.

The Daily News Journal reports the Tennessee Court of Appeals handed down its opinion on Wednesday in the case of Shanterrica Madden, who was charged with killing her roommate, basketball player Tina Stewart. Madden argued that she killed Stewart in self-defense.

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8:18am

Thu March 13, 2014
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Some Vandy Rape Case Records Made Public

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that some records in the rape case against four former Vanderbilt football players should be released to a media group that argued the public has a right to them.

Davidson County Chancellor Russell Perkins determined Wednesday that some text messages, emails and other material collected by Vanderbilt University related to the case should be turned over to the coalition that includes The Tennessean, The Associated Press and other outlets.

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10:03am

Tue March 11, 2014
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Spring Can't Come Fast Enough!

Credit weather.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- If you’re anxious to see winter 2014 come to an end, you don’t have long to wait.

Spring officially begins in a little over a week on March 20.

The National Weather Service has released its official forecast for the upcoming season.  Brittney Coleman, a meteorologist in the Nashville office, says the forecast is mostly good news for Middle Tennessee.

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