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{FD} Police: bounty hunters shot 2 men, one died; charges sought

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Police in Tennessee say investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident last weekend that began in a Wal-Mart parking lot, fatally wounding one of them, but that neither was the person they were trying to serve with a warrant. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee man changes plea in shooting that killed police officer

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A Tennessee man accused in a shooting that killed a police officer in 2015 changed his plea to guilty Friday on federal carjacking and ammunition charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Man changes plea to guilty in shooting of Tennessee officer

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An ex-convict facing federal charges in the fatal shooting of a Tennessee police officer has changed his plea to guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee inmates picking up highway trash find woman’s body

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Tennessee female prisoners on a highway cleanup detail found the badly decomposed body of a female jogger on Thursday, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Family sues after school janitor charged with raping boy

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The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee high school student has filed a lawsuit against Roane County Schools and the contractor who employed a female janitor accused of raping the boy during school hours. Continue reading

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{FD} Jefferson Muzzle ‘awards’ take aim at free-speech offenders

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A Tennessee sheriff accused of deleting atheists’ comments on a county Facebook page, a school chief who dismissed a teacher who stepped on the American flag in class, and the U.S. Senate for a bill targeting speech on college campuses are among the winners of the Jefferson Muzzles — satiric awards bestowed annually by a free-speech group. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Teacher planned to take girl to Mexico, documents show

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A Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run, according to federal court documents filed Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Off-duty Tennessee police officer robbed, shoots at suspects, cops say

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An off-duty police shot at multiple suspects after they robbed him at gunpoint. At least two suspects are on the run. The Memphis Police officer was not hurt. Continue reading

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{FD} County commissioner arrested on assault charge in Memphis

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A Tennessee local official has been arrested after police said he choked his girlfriend at a fast food restaurant. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Kidnapped teen back with family, lawyers say

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Attorneys for Elizabeth Thomas, who allegedly was kidnapped in Tennessee last month, say she is “comfortable and resting” in a safe location with family and friends. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl’s recovery ‘just beginning’

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A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl’s family says. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Rescued teen showed no anger toward her teacher

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The Latest on the missing Tennessee high school student who was found in California with a teacher (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Father of missing Tennessee teen found safe says she was brainwashed

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The father of the Tennessee girl found safe after being kidnapped by her teacher said Friday that he thinks that his daughter was brainwashed. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer tells rape trial jury women are ‘good’ at lying

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A defense lawyer is being criticized for telling a Tennessee jury that women are “especially good” at lying “because they’re the weaker sex.” The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports (http://memne.ws/2p2pSzy ) attorney Steve Farese made the comments durin… Continue reading

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{FD} Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

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After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert over: Tip leads authorities to Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas in California

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Authorities were able to end their nationwide manhunt after receiving a tip last night that led them to a remote county in Northern California, where 50-year-old teacher Tad Cummins and the 15-year-old girl he’s accused of kidnapping, Elizabeth Thomas,… Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Father of Tennessee girl says he is overjoyed

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The Latest on a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher more than a month ago and has been found safe in California (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert over: Tad Cummins, Elizabeth Thomas found in California

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A Tennessee teacher and the teenage former student he was suspected of kidnapping were found in Northern California on Thursday, ending a manhunt that stretched on for more than a month, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Tennessee student, teacher found in California

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Authorities say a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher last month has been found safe in California and the teacher has been arrested. Continue reading

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{FD} Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, past newspaper publisher, 96, dies

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Ruth Sulzberger Holmberg, longtime publisher of The Chattanooga Times and a member of the family that controls The New York Times, has died at her home in that Tennessee city. Continue reading

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{FD} Deadly school bus crash inspires Tennessee legislation to require seatbelts

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Tennessee Legislature is pushing bills that would require seatbelts on new school buses. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Tennessee school: Teen missing in Grand Canyon

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The Latest on the search for two missing hikers at Grand Canyon National Park (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: Florida teacher accused of child porn kills himself

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Authorities say a Florida middle school teacher accused of producing and receiving child pornography has killed himself in Tennessee. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee couple admits to drug use hours before toddlers vanished

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A Gallatin couple has been arrested after they smoked crack and marijuana in the hours before two toddlers disappeared from their home. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge declares mistrial in infant starvation case

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A judge has declared a mistrial and dismissed all charges against parents in the starvation death of their baby. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: DA willing to jeopardize criminal case to bring teen home

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In an unprecedented move, Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper released details about evidence in the case Wednesday, particularly a note Tad Cummins left for his wife the day he went missing. Continue reading

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{FD} Amber Alert: Kidnapping suspect left note for wife, may need blood pressure meds

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New details are being released by 22nd District Attorney Brent Cooper regarding AMBER Alert subject Mary Catherine Elizabeth Thomas and her accused kidnapper and former teacher Tad Cummins. Continue reading

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{FD} 1 shot dead, 2 wounded outside Tennessee automotive plant

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At least one person died Tuesday after a shooting outside of an automotive plant in Tennessee. Continue reading

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{FD} Court rebukes Memphis police in animal hoarder’s death

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A federal appeals court has rebuked Memphis police for sending a tactical team to serve a misdemeanor warrant on a 67-year-old animal hoarder who was later killed by an officer, but the court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against the city. Continue reading

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{FD} Police: 13-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting

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Police in Tennessee say a 13-year-old boy wounded in an accidental shooting has died. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Family of Elizabeth Thomas makes legal plea for more information

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Thomas’ father is petitioning the Maury County court to have witnesses and those who might have information in the case to come forward. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight heats up over plan to move President Polk’s body

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A lawyer for a museum that wants to have the body of former President James K. Continue reading

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{FD} Court papers: Missing Tennessee student ‘scared’ of teacher

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Court papers filed in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old Tennessee girl and a former teacher allege that she feared the man and he told her she would face repercussions at school if she resisted him. Continue reading

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{FD} Sheriff: 5 dead after house fire in Tennessee

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A sheriff says five people are dead after a house fire that burned in northwestern Tennessee. Continue reading

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{FD} Watch: Giraffe born in front of zoo visitors in Tennessee

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Move over April, Memphis just welcomed a baby giraffe Monday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Watch: Giraffe born in front of zoo goers in Tennessee

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Move over April, Memphis just welcomed a baby giraffe Monday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing teen’s dad calls teacher ‘nothing but a liar’

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The father of a Tennessee teenager says the 50-year-old teacher she vanished with last month is “nothing but a liar.” Anthony Thomas tried to deliver a message to his missing 15-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, on Wednesday by telling WKRN-TV (http://bit…. Continue reading

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{FD} Historical Commission objects to plan to exhume Polk’s body

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The Tennessee Historical Commission has come out against a plan to exhume the body of former President James K. Continue reading

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{FD} UN human rights chief says Trump torture talk unsettling

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Ex-student describes similar ‘friendship’ with wanted teacher

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A former student of a Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping another student and sparking an ongoing Amber Alert says she’s now haunted by similar “friendship” behavior she experienced from him years ago — and a love song he sang for her. Continue reading

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{FD} Rally in Memphis for equality on anniversary of MLK’s death

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Activists claiming an imbalance in economic and social equality rallied at a Memphis church on Tuesday, the 49th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading

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{FD} Legal challenge over Fred Thompson’s estate concludes

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A legal fight over the estate of actor-politician Fred Thompson has ended. Continue reading

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{FD} Immigrant tuition break gaining support in Tennessee

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A deeply conservative state, Tennessee voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump and his tough stance on immigration. Continue reading

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{FD} Historical marker dedicated to MLK at Memphis airport

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A yearlong series of events taking place ahead of the 50th anniversary of The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, has kicked off with the unveiling of a historical marker commemorating the civil rights leader’s final flight. Continue reading

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{FD} Wife of teacher with Tennessee Amber Alert teen files for divorce

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The ex-Tennessee school teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student is being sued for divorce by his wife of 31 years. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: Missing teen spotted with teacher in Oklahoma

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Tennessee authorities say there’s been a confirmed sighting of a 15-year-old girl who disappeared more than two weeks ago with her 50-year-old teacher. Continue reading

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{FD} Amber Alert: Sighting of missing teen, teacher at Oklahoma Walmart confirmed

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says there has been a confirmed sighting of Amber Alert teen Elizabeth Thomas and her suspected kidnapper Tad Cummins in Oklahoma. Continue reading

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{FD} Elizabeth Smart’s father worries missing Tenn. student is being manipulated

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The father of Elizabeth Smart said Wednesday that he is worried the 15-year-old Tennessee student who is believed to have run off with her 50-year-old teacher is being manipulated. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Reported sighting is not ex-teacher, missing teen, police say

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Authorities in Tennessee investigated a new possible sighting Thursday of an ex-school teacher and a student he’s accused of kidnapping that turned out to be an unfounded report. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Possible sighting of ex-teacher, missing teen

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Authorities in Tennessee are investigating a new possible sighting Thursday of an ex-school teacher and a student he’s accused of kidnapping. Continue reading

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