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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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House passes watered down switchblade bill

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The state House has passed a watered down version of a bill that originally would have lifted a ban switchblades and knives with blades longer than 4 inches.

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Judicial redistricting plan passes Senate

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The proposal would create separate judicial districts for Rutherford and Williamson counties because of population growth in the Nashville suburbs over the last three decades.

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Lawyer sued over handing of estate

Posted: 04/16/2013 - A lawsuit against a former court-appointed conservator claims he misappropriated at least $450,000 from the estate of an elderly woman.

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Power equipment company expanding in Martin

Posted: 04/16/2013 - MTD makes both residential and commercial outdoor power equipment. The company's operations in Martin include a lean manufacturing facility with stamping, welding and assembly, along with logistics.

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House OKs bill to let cities form school systems

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville was overwhelmingly approved 70-24 on Monday evening. The companion bill was also scheduled to be taken up by the full Senate.

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Senate panel OKs school security bill

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A proposal that would allow school districts to hire individuals with prior law enforcement experience to handle security is headed for a full Senate vote.

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EpiPen bill headed to governor

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Legislation that would authorize at least two epinephrine auto-injectors be placed in all public and private schools in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

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