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{FD} Holly Bobo trial: Prosecution casts doubt on ‘confession’ by ‘Chester the Molester’

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A former U.S. marshal testified Wednesday that a convicted sex offender implicated himself in the 2011 murder of Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo during a jailhouse conversation — a narrative prosecutors portrayed as dubious and possibly coerced. Continue reading

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{FD} Holly Bobo trial: Defense blames ‘Chester the Molester’ for killing

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Attorneys for the man accused of killing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo argued Tuesday that investigators had arrested the wrong person and attempted to raise suspicions about a local sex offender known locally as “Chester the Molester.” Continue reading

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{FD} NAACP pushes to remove Battle of Chickamauga monument in Tennessee

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Exactly 154 years ago, the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga was raging in parts of Tennessee and Georgia. Continue reading

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{FD} Holly Bobo murder trial: Gruesome testimony from defendant charged in nursing student’s rape, killing

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One of the men facing charges in the 2011 murder of Holly Bobo told jurors in graphic testimony Thursday about how he was asked to help dispose of the Tennessee nursing student’s body after she had been kidnapped and raped. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee woman charged with shooting homeless man who told her to move Porsche

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Katie Quackenbush has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville last month. Continue reading

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{FD} Holly Bobo murder trial: Prosecutors describe chilling details in death of Tennessee nursing student

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A man who lived in a “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine abducted a Tennessee nursing student from her rural home, then drugged, raped and shot her before dumping her body and bragging about it to friends, prosecutors said Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NBA star Tim Duncan, country singer Kenny Chesney vow to help devastated Caribbean island

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Retired San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the U.S. Virgin Islands which was decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-NBA star Tim Duncan, country singer Kenny Chesney vow to help devastated Caribbean islands

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Retired San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is asking for help for the U.S. Virgin Islands which was decimated by Hurricane Irma just days ago. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis Grizzlies coach speaks out on Confederate monument removal

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The head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies is calling for Confederate statues in the city to be removed from public spaces and instead placed in museums. Continue reading

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{FD} Remains of WW II ‘Hell’s Fury’ crew member return after 74 years

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A World War II soldier from Tennessee is finally coming home nearly 74 years after his death. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee funeral home fined for reusing caskets

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A Tennessee funeral home and its director have been fined more than $3,000 for reusing caskets without reupholstering them after they were rented. Continue reading

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{FD} 4 female escorts charged with murder in death of man who stopped to fix flat tire

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Four women from an escort service have been charged with killing a Missouri man who stopped to help them when their car got a flat tire, according to reports. Continue reading

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{FD} Pistol-packing bride arrested for pointing gun at groom

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Talk about a shotgun wedding. Continue reading

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{FD} Dentures left at scene lead to Tennessee man’s rape conviction 16 years later

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A 67-year-old man who previously served prison time in the murder of a 6-year-old child, pleaded guilty to a 2001 rape after investigators linked him to the scene of that crime through a pair of dentures he left behind. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

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Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Continue reading

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{FD} County jail to snip 30 days off prison sentences if inmates get a vasectomy

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Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmates could get out of jail earlier if they get a vasectomy or birth control

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Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. Continue reading

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{FD} Inmates who get vasectomies could get out of jail earlier in controversial program

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Officials in White County, Tennessee have given inmates the option of ending their jail sentence early if they voluntarily agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant. Continue reading

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{FD} Theft of electricity leads Memphis cops to stolen gun cache

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Memphis cops zapped thieves who were stealing guns and electricity, according to a report. Continue reading

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{FD} Man in Superman robe jumps to his death from Tennessee high-rise

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A man wearing a Superman robe jumped to his death Friday from the balcony of a high-rise building in downtown Memphis, officials said Continue reading

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{FD} Tattoo parlor’s ‘adult entertainment’ label KOs opening

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A Tennessee tattoo parlor has been forced to redraw its plans dueto a law that labels the business “adult entertainment.” Continue reading

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{FD} Bicyclist hit-and-run in Tennessee caught on video; school administrator arrested

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A Tennessee school administrator was arrested after he allegedly struck a bicyclist and fled the scene Saturday morning — an incident that was caught on video. Continue reading

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{FD} State laws expand concealed gun rights to college campuses, public facilities

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Laws allowing concealed guns on college campuses took effect Saturday in Georgia and Kansas. Continue reading

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{FD} Nashville mall shooting: Inmate killed after attacking officer

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An inmate was shot and killed Wednesday after attacking a sheriff’s deputy at a Nashville mall, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Nashville mall shooting: Inmate killed after getting weapon, opening fire at officer

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A sheriff’s deputy was shot Wednesday while transporting an inmate at a Nashville mall who was later shot dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy threaten US southeast with flooding

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Remnants of Tropical Depression Cindy is threatening to drench and bring possible flooding to parts of Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia on Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee courthouse shooting: 2 deputies injured after inmate grabs gun

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Two deputies were shot at a county courthouse in Tennessee after an inmate grabbed a gun during a hearing Monday, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Hero homeowner loaded guns, prayed before inmate escapees surrendered

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The hero Tennessee homeowner who deputies say helped nab two escaped inmates wanted in the killings of two prison guards says it was divine intervention that helped him. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee teen accidentally kills girlfriend with a gun he received as a graduation gift

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A Tennessee teen was allegedly admiring a gun he received for graduation when he accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis shooting: 2 people hurt at Sheraton hotel

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Two people have been shot in Memphis at the downtown Sheraton hotel, police have confirmed. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee Amber Alert: Grand jury indicts Tad Cummins on federal charges

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A federal grand jury indicted a former Maury County teacher Thursday for his alleged role in taking a 15-year-old girl across state lines, putting them at the center of an AMBER Alert and month-long nationwide search. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight breaks out during Memphis high school graduation ceremony

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A woman was handcuffed and another woman was escorted out of Arlington High School’s graduation, after a fight broke out Tuesday night. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee police searching for man who drove over officer

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Clarksville Police are searching for a Nashville man after he drove over a police officer’s leg on Tuesday and is still on the loose. Continue reading

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{FD} Fight at Memphis high school graduation caught on video

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A fight that erupted at a Memphis church on Tuesday night during a graduation ceremony for Arlington High School was captured on video. Continue reading

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{FD} Memphis IHOP shooting: Air Force veteran killed trying to defend woman

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A young father and Air Force veteran was the man shot and killed outside an IHOP restaurant Sunday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Man dies after setting himself on fire while on Facebook Live, police say

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Memphis Police Department told FOX13 they responded to an incident relating to Facebook Live in the 1500 block of Madison early Saturday morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Undercover agents find registered church to be sex club

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Undercover inspectors have determined that a building registered as a church was being operated as a sex club. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge rules accused Tennessee kidnapper must remain in custody

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A Tennessee judge said Friday the former school teacher accused of kidnapping a teenager before fleeing to California will remain in custody. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for white Nashville officer in black man’s death

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A white Nashville police officer won’t face charges for shooting and killing an armed black man after a traffic stop in February. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri inmate who died asked to see counselor

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A 28-year-old inmate who died after a jail altercation had asked police to see a counselor and authorities received mental health evaluations that prompted them to keep him in custody, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley told reporters Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} No charges for white officer who shot, killed black man

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The Nashville district attorney general says that a white officer won’t faces charges for shooting and killing an armed black man after a traffic stop in February. Continue reading

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{FD} Mother files wrongful death suit against bounty hunters

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The mother of a Tennessee man who authorities say was killed by bounty hunters has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against seven men charged with her son’s death and two bail bond companies. Continue reading

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{FD} Widow acquitted in third trial in 2003 death of husband

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A judge in Tennessee has acquitted a woman accused of killing her husband and staging his death to look like a suicide after testimony wrapped up during her third trial. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee elementary school’s Bible club halted by atheist complaint may return

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An elementary school Bible club that was suspended due to church-state concerns raised by an atheist group may return next academic year. Continue reading

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{FD} Teacher accused of kidnapping teen in court in Tennessee

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A teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and taking her to California is back home in Tennessee, facing charges that could leave him in prison for life. Continue reading

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{FD} Attorney: Officer wants report released on fatal shooting

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An attorney for a white police officer who shot and killed an armed African-American man in Nashville in February said his client wants the investigative report on the fatal confrontation to be released to the public. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Giant air tanker to attack vast Georgia wildfire

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The Latest on a vast wildfire threatening communities near the Georgia-Florida state line (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Tennessee agency asks court to release report on shooting

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and a district attorney have taken the unusual step of asking a court to release a TBI report on the death of an armed African-American man shot by a white officer in Nashville. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-teacher accused of kidnapping student jailed in Kentucky

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A former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student and taking her to California has been returned to face charges and is being held in a Kentucky jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Authorities: inmate at Tennessee county jail hangs himself

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Authorities say a male inmate at a county jail in northeast Tennessee has hanged himself. Continue reading

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