All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Tennessee’

Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest Body May Be Dug Up, Statue Sold

In South Carolina, they are pulling Confederate flags down from state buildings. Memphis, Tennessee is doing you one better. They’re planning to dig up the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. The Memphis City Council voted unanimously last week to dig up the body of Nathan Bedford Forrest and move it to another location. They have also said they …

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Tennessee Buses Crash, Three Killed

Two school buses collided on a Tennessee highway Tuesday afternoon, killing three and injuring 23. The crash occurred near Knoxville, at approximately 3 p.m., and two children and one adult died. Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch said that the adult who died was a teacher’s aide. Rausch added that three passengers who were critically injured were transported to University of …

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Millionaire Matchmaker Contestant Adam Winters Accused of Extortion

It’s looking more and more like former Millionaire Matchmaker guest Adam Winters wasn’t actually a millionaire after all. In fact, he may be a criminal. A few weeks ago the Associated Press reported that an affidavit has been filed in federal court that says Tennessean Adam Winters attempted to extort nearly 2.5 million dollars from a nuclear power plant. How …

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Bride Ties Baby To Wedding Dress, Drags Down Aisle

Bringing a whole new sense to wedding fashion, a Jacksonville, Tennessee woman strapped her newborn daughter to the tail-end of her gown as an accessory.  Like a tatter tot trapped rolling on a conveyor belt in limbo, the baby went dragging down the wedding aisle; someone took a picture, uploaded it, and the online community responded in uproar. Commenters on …

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Stacey Campfield Goes Godwin’s Law on Obamacare

Over the past two years, and particularly last fall, the rhetoric coming from Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”) has been rather heated. Opposition to the new healthcare law is one of the main issues Republicans are campaigning on for next year’s midterm elections, and conservatives across the U.S. have derided Obamacare with ferocity, even going so …

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Tennessee Policeman Fired After Choking Student

A Knoxville, Tennessee police officer was dismissed by the Knox County Sheriff after photos surfaced of the patrolman strangling a University of Tennessee student during an arrest near the site of a large party. The officer, 47-year-old Frank Phillips, choked 21-year-old Jarod Dotson while two other officers handcuffed him, until the student fell to his knees. Dotson did not appear …

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63-Year-Old Twins Found Dead In Tennessee

The story you are about to read has shocked the residents of Chattanooga Tennessee. On March 29, police visited the home of 63-year-old twins Andrew and Anthony Johnson after a concerned relative, with a key, asked the police to check on them. What they discovered was sad and disturbing. Each brother was sitting in their recliner. Doesn’t sound too odd …

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Jack Daniels Fights Whiskey Law Change

Fox News reports that there is a new whiskey rebellion a-brewing in Tennessee, and Jack Daniels may be right in the middle of it. Whiskey connoisseurs are very specific about what constitutes various types of spirits. The states of Kentucky and Tennessee have specific laws on the books that go into great detail about what the “recipe” is for a …

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Holly Bobo Suspect Zachary Adams Pleads “Not Guilty”

The man suspected of the 2011 kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo pleaded not guilty on Tuesday. Zachary Adams was arraigned on the charges related to Bobo’s death in a Decatur County, Tenn. courtroom in a hearing that lasted approximately five minutes. Attorney Jennifer Lynn Thompson entered the plea on behalf of Adams. When questioned about his role in the …

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Missing Student Nurse: Murder Charge Filed In Case

Zachary Rye Adams, a suspect in the case of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Lynn Bobo, was charged with murder and aggravated kidnapping. He is currently held without bond and is scheduled to be brought before the court on March 11 in Tennessee’s Decatur County. A week before the announcement was made on Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations searched …

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Nun Sentenced to 35 Months in Prison for Anti-Nuclear Protest

A Federal District Judge sentenced an 84-year-old Roman Catholic nun to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility on July 28, 2012. Sister Megan Rice was found guilty of damaging more than $1,000 worth of U.S. government property at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. Protesters Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, and 63-year-old Michael Walli …

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Tennessee Bombing: Man Murders In-Laws

In a tragic twist, law enforcement has determined that the culprit behind the murder of a Tennessee couple may actually have been their own son-in-law. CNN reports that an investigation by police resulted in the arrest of 49-year-old Richard Parker. Parker has been charged with two counts of felony first-degree murder and two counts of felony premeditated murder. The victims …

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Tennessee Bombing: Son-In-Law Charged

The son-in-law of the Tennessee couple who was killed by a mail bomb has been charged with their murder, investigators announced today. Police arrested 49-year-old Richard Parker on two counts of felony first-degree murder and two counts of felony premeditated murder in connection with the deaths of John Setzer, 74, and Marion Setzer, 72. The package bomb was delivered to …

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Victoria Jackson Wants To Run For County Commissioner

Victoria Jackson, the former “Saturday Night Live” comedian who made headlines with her Twitter tirade after the 2012 election, announced this week that she’s running for Williamson County Commissioner in Tennessee. The comedian and actress has petitioned to become an independent candidate for one of two seats and says that she feels the time has come for her to get …

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Sister Megan Rice, A Nun Facing Life In Prison

Sister Megan Rice is an 83-year-old Catholic nun who will likely be spending the rest of her life in prison. Her and two other peace activists were protesting a nuclear power plant when they took it a little further than just holding signs. The three are accused of breaking into the Oak Ridge nuclear facility in Tennessee. According to the …

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Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark Acquired By Japanese Company

Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark are just two of America’s favorite liquors that will now be produced under the ownership of a Japanese beverage company, Suntory Holdings Ltd. The $13.62 billion deal was announced Monday after Beam Inc. agreed to be sold to Suntory. Upon the announcement, shares of Beam Inc. rose 24% on Monday. Beam Inc., headquartered in Chicago, …

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Amazon Sales Tax Laws Expand to Three More States

Consumers in Indiana, Nevada and Tennessee will no longer get a free pass on sales tax when shopping on Amazon.com. Starting today, residents in those states will join the 16 other states in the country that automatically pay tax on Amazon purchases. South Carolina is not far behind, consumers in the Palmetto State, will begin paying taxes on all purchases …

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Tennessee Road Rage Leads to Attempted Murder Charge

A Tennessee man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after backing his SUV into one motorcyclist and shooting another. Rodney Lee Scott, who is being held on a $1 million bond, came close to hitting a motorcyclist while driving on the interstate. When the motorcyclists started waving their arms at Scott to get his attention, he made …

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Tennessee Road Rage: Man Charged with Attempted Murder

The East Knoxville County sheriff has charged 61-year-old Rodney Lee Scott with attempted first-degree murder after shooting a motorcyclist due to road rage. On Monday, 23-year-old Tyler Lakin and J.R. Trisler, 33, encountered Scott’s road rage as he was exiting I-640 onto Washington Pike. The two motorcyclists claim that Scott tried to ram them off the road as he was …

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McDonald’s Bank Deposit Accidentally Handed To Customer

McDonald’s employees at a Tennessee location were horrified to learn recently that a bag full of cash had accidentally been handed to a customer instead of the breakfast they’d ordered. “My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside,” said Stacye Terry. “He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money.” …

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Man Gets Arrested For Picking Up His Kids At School

It’s 2:00PM on a Thursday, and the children at South Cumberland Elementary school in Crossville, Tennessee have been dismissed for the day. A father arrives on time to pick up his kids, but he is arrested. The school’s new policy only allows students to be picked up at 2:00PM if their parents are picking them up in cars, you have …

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Naval Base Shooting: Two Injured At Tennessee Armory

We all remember the shooter that went wild at the Navy yard in Washington in September. Today, another naval base has been attacked by a shooter in Tennessee, causing the naval base to go on a lockdown. The gun violence in the United States has elevated to an alarming rate in recent years, and something clearly need to be done …

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Fatal Medical Helicopter Crash in Tennessee

Early on Tuesday morning, October 22, 2013, at approximately 6:20AM, a medical helicopter crashed in southwestern Tennessee near Somerville, about halfway between Memphis and the crew’s destination of Bolivar. The horrific crash killed the pilot and two Memphis children’s hospital workers, as they were on their way to pick up a boy who was in renal failure. He was located …

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Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts

If you think the only invasions of privacy you have to worry about when flying are being patted down by TSA agents and going through body scanners, think again. A federal air marshal was arrested on Thursday after someone reported him for using his cell phone to take photos up women’s skirts. Adam Bartsch (below) was kicked off a Southwest …

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FBI 2012 Crime Stats: Tennessee is Most Dangerous State

24/7 Wall St.com did an analysis last week of the FBI’s recently released 2012 crime statistics, but before anyone starts hastily comparing states, it should be noted that the FBI does remind people not to compare state violence in rankings. “These rough rankings provide no insight into the numerous variables that mold crime in a particular town, city, county, state, …

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I-40 Crash In Tennessee Leaves 8 Dead And 14 Injured

Today is a sad day for the folks in Jefferson County, Tennessee, as a terrible accident involving a tractor trailer, a bus, and a passenger vehicle have left 8 people dead and 14 injured. The accident between these vehicles happened at mile marker 423 along the Tennessee stretch of the I-40 interstate. (Source: Examiner.com). According to WBIR (the NBC affiliate …

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Messiah Baby Name Ruling Overturned

After telling Tennessee parents that they couldn’t legally call their infant son Messiah last month, Judge Lu Ann Ballew’s ruling was overturned on Wednesday. When parents of 8-month-old Messiah Deshawn Martin went to court in August to argue over what the child’s last name should be, they were in for a surprise when Ballew decided the baby’s first name should …

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Tennessee Shooting: Person of Interest Identified

Police have identified and are questioning a person of interest after they found four people were found shot to death in a car parked on a rural road in Tennessee. Jacob Allen Bennett was arrested just hours after the discovery of the bodies on an unrelated charge, and are now considering him a person of interest in the horrific murders. …

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Islamophobic Facebook Post Lands County Commish in Hot Water

Over the weekend, Coffee County, Tennessee Commissioner Barry West posted a photo on his public Facebook profile that has many in the area and across the country up in arms (no pun intended). The image, which is being called a “hate filled post targeted at Muslims,” features an older man in a cowboy hat aiming down the sights of a …

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Gigabit Internet Is Coming To Tullahoma, Tennessee

Chattanooga was one of the first cities in the nation to introduce Fiber Internet to its residents through city-owned utilities. Other cities have slowly been jumping on board with the help of Google Fiber and other organizations. Now the gigabit Internet craze has returned to Tennessee. Tullahoma is a small city in the south-central part of Tennessee. Its population is …

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