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Ky. woman's meningitis death boosts toll to 15

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Hospital spokeswoman Rebecca Climer told The Tennessean 71-year-old Carol Wetton of Guthrie, Ky., died Tuesday of complications from an original infection.

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Pill and paper disposal event Saturday in Shelby

Posted: 04/18/2013 - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs host the shredding and disposal at the sheriff's training academy on Dovercrest.

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Man convicted of smothering East Ridge woman

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Reed took the stand Wednesday and told the jury he didn't kill Stokes, whose body was found with her head wrapped in cellophane and her wrists bound behind her back with zip ties.

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Lipscomb ranked in top 25 for veterans

Posted: 04/18/2013 - Lipscomb University's college of business is being ranked among the top 25 in the country for veterans returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Man convicted of contempt in sex trafficking case

Posted: 04/18/2013 - A man who repeatedly refused to testify in a sex trafficking case involving alleged Somali gang members has been convicted by a federal jury of contempt and obstruction charges.

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State must release information in 50 child deaths

Posted: 04/17/2013 - The state Department of Children's Services must turn over to the media records from the case files of 50 children who died or nearly died after the agency became involved with them.

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4 doctors disciplined by state board

Posted: 04/17/2013 - A doctor caught with narcotics when arrested for shoplifting has been reprimanded by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners.

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Contractor points finger at suspect at trial

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Randall Reed is accused of binding the woman's hands and placing cellophane over her head during a robbery. He is being tried this week on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery. He has denied killing her.

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2 construction workers killed on Interstate 55

Posted: 04/17/2013 - A preliminary report says 34-year-old James Rains of Marion and 55-year-old Marshall Turner of Memphis, Tenn., were killed Tuesday night when they were working in a closed lane on I-55 in Marion.

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Former Saks CEO leads University of Memphis

Posted: 04/17/2013 - Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan appointed Martin to the temporary post Tuesday and Martin said he will not be a candidate to succeed Raines.

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Senate OKs Tenn. animal abuse reporting bill

Posted: 04/16/2013 - A proposal that would require anyone recording images of animal abuse to submit unedited footage or photos to law enforcement within 48 hours has passed the Senate.

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3rd trial in officer killing ends in mistrial

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The Commercial-Appeal says a Shelby County jury reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday that it was deadlocked in the trial of former death row inmate Timothy McKinney.

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