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2 killed when small plane crashes in Warren County, Tennessee

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White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee

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Train derails in Tennessee, more than 50 cars off track

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Family, friends say final goodbyes to Tennessee nurse killed in Las Vegas massacre

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Wife of man killed in Las Vegas remembers heroic final moments

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Tennessee city dedicates day to young hero in Nashville church shooting

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Rosanne Cash: Las Vegas shooting 'can’t be met with silence'

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Teenage suicide bomber kills at least 50 in Nigeria mosque attack, police say
Authorities said a teenage suicide bomber killed at least 50 people who had gathered for morning prayers at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria in one of the deadliest attacks in the region for years. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, which occurred in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state. The AFP news agency reported that it was blamed on extremists from the militant group Boko Haram, who are based in neighboring Borno state and have carried out numerous similar assaults   Read More ...
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Tennessee man guilty of second-degree murder in wife's death
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich's office said 38-year-old Detrick Turner will be sentenced Jan. 3 by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee. Officials said 34-year-old Sharice Turner suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the face on Feb. 21, 2014, inside her home   Read More ...
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Tennessee man accidentally shoots self, wife during church gun-violence chat
(Reuters) - An 81-year-old Tennessee man, who said he carried a gun everywhere, accidentally shot himself and his wife during a conversation in church about gun violence at houses of worship, a police chief said on Friday. The shooting on Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Knoxville, took place as church elders discussed a local sheriff’s “weapons and worship” seminar, following the massacre of 26 people at a rural Texas church earlier this month   Read More ...
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Police: Man accidentally shoots himself, wife at church
TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say a man accidentally shot himself and his wife while showing off his gun in church. Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks told The Knoxville News Sentinel that members of the First United Methodist Church were talking about guns in churches. Parks said the man pulled out .380 caliber Ruger handgun, removed the magazine, cleared the chamber, and showed the gun   Read More ...
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Two hurt in accidental shooting at East Tenn. church during discussion on church shootings
A man accidentally shot himself and his wife at an East Tennessee church on Thursday while he was showing off his gun during a discussion on recent church shootings, police said. Elder members of First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains were cleaning up about 1 p.m. after enjoying a luncheon held to celebrate Thanksgiving. They began talking about guns in churches, according to Tellico Plains Police Chief Russ Parks   Read More ...
Christopher Paul Conway: Details Emerge About Tennessee Father Charged With Rape, Murder Of Baby Daughter
Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with the rape and murder of his 9-month-old infant daughter. New details have emerged about the Tennessee man just a day after the baby’s tragic death. According to the Clarksville Police Department, shortly after 7 a.m. on November 14, police officers responded to an emergency medical 911 call from Conway’s home that indicated CPR was in progress, according to USA Today   Read More ...
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Grand Bay man arrested in Tennessee for raping and killing daughter
A Grand Bay man was arrested in Tennessee after police found his 9-month-old daughter dead Tuesday. He's been charged with rape and murder. Officers with the Clarksville Police Department responded to a medical call Tuesday morning just after 7 a.m. where they discovered a 9-month-old female victim. A CPR procedure was already in process, as the victim was unconscious as officers arrived   Read More ...
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Tennessee Father, Christopher Paul Conway, Charged With Rape And Murder Of 9-Month-Old Daughter
On Wednesday morning, 22-year-old Christopher Paul Conway was arrested and charged with the rape and murder of his 9-month-old baby daughter, according to Tennessee police. A spokesperson for the Clarksville Police Department, Jim Knoll, said in a news release Wednesday that shortly after 7 a.m. on November 14, police officers responded to an emergency medical 911 call that indicated CPR was in progress, according to USA Today   Read More ...
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Breaking: Man who murdered six people at campsite sentenced to d - | WBTV Charlotte
Brazoria County, TX - The man who was found guilty of murdering six people at an Anderson County campsite has been sentenced to death by lethal injection, according to the Palestine Herald Press. William Hudson, 35, was handed the death penalty today in a Brazos County courtroom for the murder of two families spending the weekend camping in Tennessee Colony. "Having been convicted of capital punishment I sentence you to death,” said presiding judge, the honorable Mark Calhoon   Read More ...
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Tennessee officer shoots man who grabbed stun gun
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an officer shot and wounded a man who took her stun gun during a fight. Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the female officer had stopped to question a man and a woman on suspicion of carrying stolen items from nearby homes Sunday. DeBusk says the man fought the officer to the ground and grabbed her stun gun   Read More ...
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Tennessee officer shoots man who grabbed stun gun
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an officer shot and wounded a man who took her stun gun during a fight. Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the female officer had stopped to question a man and a woman on suspicion of carrying stolen items from nearby homes Sunday. DeBusk says the man fought the officer to the ground and grabbed her stun gun   Read More ...
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Tennessee man arrested after 3-year-old shot 1-year-old with his gun, reports say
A man in Tennessee was arrested and charged with the death of a 1-year-old who was accidentally shot with his gun by a 3-year-old on Friday, Fox Carolina reported. Memphis Police said they arrested Shawn Moore, 25, and charged him with criminally negligent homicide, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence. Investigators found that a 3-year-old reportedly shot Robin Keefer, 1, after Moore placed the younger child in a bed that also held the suspect’s gun   Read More ...
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Tennessee man charged in fatal shooting of 1 year-old girl
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they have arrested and charged a man in the fatal shooting of a 1-year-old girl in Tennessee. Memphis Police announced Saturday that they have charged Shawn Moore with criminally negligent homicide, being a convicted felon with a handgun and tampering with evidence. Police have said the child was shot Friday morning at an apartment complex in the city   Read More ...
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Car crashes into Sylvan Park Restaurant in Murfreesboro; two taken to hospital
Two people were transported to area hospitals after a vehicle crashed into Sylvan Park Restaurant on Thursday. The driver of a red Toyota RAV4 at the Auto Pride car wash on Northwest Broad Street accidentally hit the gas pedal, Murfreesboro Police Department officer Amy Norville said. The car crashed into the building around 1:45 p.m., breaking through a wall in the kitchen area   Read More ...
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Tennessee manhunt under way for escaped 'armed and dangerous' homicide suspect
A manhunt is under way in Tennessee after three people -- one of them a murder suspect -- escaped from a county jail Wednesday. Dylan Cecil Ferguson, a 20-year-old homicide suspect, escaped from the Macon County Jail on Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. TBI warned Ferguson “should be considered armed and dangerous.” TOP 10 ALERT: This homicide suspect has escaped from a local jail and is on the run! He may be with two other escapees in a stolen, white, 1990 Ford F-250, TN tag: 3B5-7V2   Read More ...
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2 killed when small plane crashes in Warren County, Tennessee
UPDATE: Warren County officials have confirmed two people were killed in a small plane crash Tuesday evening. The FAA said a Piper PA-32 aircraft crashed into a field just off Tennessee Highway 287 and Sherell Road at about 7 p.m. while attempting to land at Warren County Memorial Airport in McMinnville. As of 10:25 p.m., first responders were still on scene investigating   Read More ...
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Body found in the Tennessee River has been identified
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a body that was pulled from the Tennessee River has been identified. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Niland said Monday that the body of 40-year-old Scott Ray Damon was identified through autopsy. News outlets report that Damon was reported missing from Wilson County on Oct. 21. Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher says fishermen found Damon's body Thursday afternoon   Read More ...
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Roy Halladay dies in plane crash
Two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay died when his single-engine plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, according to the Pasco Sheriff in Florida. The plane was registered to Halladay's father crashed and plunged into water that was six feet deep, according to police. Halladay was the lone passenger. The Pasco Sheriff's Office Marine Unit responded to a call at noon ET that a single-engine, light-sport category aircraft matching Halladay's tail numbers was "upside down in shallow water" and that recovery efforts were ongoing   Read More ...
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3 members of Kentucky family killed in Tennessee crash
SPENCER, Tenn. (AP) - A single-vehicle crash on a Tennessee highway has killed three members of a Kentucky family. News outlets report the Tennessee Highway Patrol report says a SUV suddenly turned left, crossed the median and rolled over four times on Sunday. The crash ejected six passengers and left one person trapped. Thirty-three-year-old Josefina Mateo Gomez and two of her children, 18-year-old Emily Mateo and 11-year-old Ivan Mateo, died at the scene   Read More ...
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Live stream: Texas church massacre briefing held
The Texas Department of Public Safety holds a briefing on the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs. More than two dozen people, half of them children, were gunned down Sunday in a church in the rural town outside of San Antonio. USA TODAY Network will provide live coverage in the player above. SHOOTING AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, TEXAS Texas community holds vigil for church shooting victims | 0:44 At least 26 people were gunned down at the First Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas   Read More ...
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Gunman opens fire at Texas church
A gunman opened fire at a church outside San Antonio on Sunday, and multiple people were shot, according to multiple media reports. Wilson County Sheriff Joe Tackitt told The Wilson County News and other media that the gunman walked into First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs and began firing, killing some of his victims. The shooter has been taken down, the sheriff said   Read More ...
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Massive recall of 40M Kidde fire extinguishers over concerns that they may not work
DETROIT — More than 40 million fire extinguishers, some on the market for more than four decades, are being recalled because they may not work in an emergency. One death has been linked to problems with the extinguishers made by Kidde, according to a notice Thursday from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. In 2014, extinguishers failed to function as they should for emergency personnel responding to a fiery car wreck   Read More ...
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Gallatin Fire Department goal: install free smoke detectors in 131 homes in one morning
In a mass effort to prevent fires, the Gallatin Fire Department will install free smoke detectors Saturday in a neighborhood considered at-risk: Clearview. "It has been known that smoke detectors save lives," said fire inspector Elizabeth Bednarcik, who heads the fire prevention division. "Most people when they go to sleep, their senses go to sleep as well, especially smell. (A smoke detector) is your first line of defense against a fire   Read More ...
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Tennessee Highway Patrol ramping up Halloween enforcement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol is ramping up its enforcement efforts for Halloween. THP commander Col. Tracey Trott says troopers will conduct traffic enforcement saturations and checkpoints throughout the evening. Seventeen people were killed in Halloween crashes last year, including seven that were alcohol-related. There have been 99 pedestrian fatalities this year in Tennessee, a 17 percent increase compared with the same period last year   Read More ...
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White supremacists chicken out of second Tennessee march: ‘There was literally three guys’
The second of two planned white supremacist rallies planned for Saturday in Tennessee fizzled when fewer than 10 pro-white marchers turned out in Murfreesboro — as opposed to thousands of counter-protesters. “I guess they decided that it either wasn’t worth the trouble or they made such silly fools of themselves in Shelbyville that they didn’t want to show up in Murfreesboro, which is awesome,” said an anti-racist protester named Kayla to The Daily Beast   Read More ...
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White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee
White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled. The demonstrations, which organizers called the “White Lives Matter” rally, were planned by The League of the South, a Southern nationalist group, according to Brad Griffin, the organization’s public relations chief   Read More ...
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White nationalists met by counterprotesters cancel second rally in Tennessee
(CNN) -- White nationalists groups that rallied Saturday in Shelbyville, Tennessee, were met by a large police presence and dozens of shouting counterprotesters. Hours later, a second rally planned in nearby Murfreesboro was canceled. The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives Matter" rally, were planned by The League of the South, a Southern nationalist group, according to Brad Griffin, the organization's public relations chief   Read More ...
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Tennessee woman, ACLU win appeal in "white supremacist" defamation suit
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A court has ruled that a Tennessee woman does not have to pay thousands of dollars to a man who she called a "white supremacist" on Facebook after she saw that his car had bumper stickers promoting a Southern nationalist group and featuring the Confederate flag. The Tennessean reports that the Tennessee Court of Appeals' Middle Division reversed a lower court's decision Thursday, finding that defendant Lisa Rung hadn't defamed Robert Weidlich and therefore doesn't owe $7,000 in damages   Read More ...
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‘White Lives Matter’ Rally In Tennessee Called Off After More Protesters Than Neo-Nazis Turn Up For The Event
“White Lives Matter” activists were in for a surprise Saturday when they were forced to cancel a rally in Tennessee’s Murfreesboro after more protesters than sympathizers turned up for the event, according to reports in the local media. The demonstrations, jointly organized by far-right white nationalist groups The League of the South and Nationalist Front, were intended to embolden anti-immigration sentiments and ideas of white nativism at a time when a wave of white supremacist rallies are being planned and organized across the country, as reported by CNN   Read More ...
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Why white nationalists rallied in these two Tennessee cities Saturday
Dozens of white nationalists held rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro They were the largest such rallies since Charlottesville, Virginia, in August (CNN)Several white nationalist groups held demonstrations on Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, sparking a major police response and effectively shutting down parts of the two cities. The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives Matter" rally, were planned by The League of the South, a southern nationalist group, according to Brad Griffin, the organization's public relations chief   Read More ...
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Why white nationalists rallied in Tennessee
Dozens of white nationalists held rallies in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro They were the largest such rallies since Charlottesville, Virginia, in August (CNN)Several white nationalist groups held demonstrations on Saturday in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, sparking a major police response and effectively shutting down parts of the two cities. The demonstrations, which organizers called the "White Lives Matter" rally, were planned by The League of the South, a southern nationalist group, according to Brad Griffin, the organization's public relations chief   Read More ...
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White nationalists hold "White Lives Matter" rallies held in Tennessee
White supremacists and neo-Nazis held rallies in two Tennessee cities on Saturday as law enforcement was on hand to prevent clashes with counter-protesters. Kimberly Davis, a reporter with Nashville CBS affiliate WTVF, joins CBSN with more. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: Watch "CBSN" live HERE: Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access   Read More ...
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Sad! Tom Brady gets trolled along with low-energy Nazis at #WhiteLivesMatter rally in Tennessee
There were a couple of so-called White Lives Matter rallies Saturday in Tennessee, and not surprisingly, counterprotesters outnumbered white supremacists at each. Here are a few photos to give an idea of who showed up in Shelbyville, Tenn., Saturday. But first, there was an excellent bit of trolling as counterprotesters played the “Jeopardy” theme while waiting for the white supremacists to show up; apparently, they were running late, although that might have been due to the security checkpoint through which they had to pass   Read More ...
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Hundreds of white nationalists, counter-protesters turn out at Tennessee rallies
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protesters turned out to exchange chants and slogans Saturday at two White Lives Matter rallies in Tennessee. In Shelbyville, site of the first rally, some 200 white nationalists — met by nearly twice as many counter protesters — carried a Confederate flag and chanted for closed borders and deportations at a mid-morning gathering   Read More ...
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200 white nationalists on hand for first of 2 rallies in Tennessee
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Around 200 white nationalists — met by nearly twice as many counter protesters — carried a Confederate flag and chanted for closed borders and deportations here Saturday at the first of two White Lives Matter rallies in Middle Tennessee.. Dozens of police officers, including canine officers, were on hand, some stationed on the roof of a strip mall with binoculars and long guns   Read More ...
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Tennessee woman wins appeal in "white supremacist" lawsuit
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A court has ruled that a Tennessee woman does not have to pay thousands of dollars to a man who she called a "white supremacist" on Facebook after she saw that his car had bumper stickers promoting a Southern nationalist group and featuring the Confederate flag. The Tennessean reports that the Tennessee Court of Appeals' Middle Division reversed a lower court's decision Thursday, finding that defendant Lisa Rung hadn't defamed Robert Weidlich and therefore doesn't owe $7,000 in damages   Read More ...
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White nationalists stage anti-refugee protests in Tennessee
SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - About 300 white nationalists and neo-Nazis took to the streets of the small Tennessee city of Shelbyville on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, which sued the federal government over the issue earlier this year. The “White Lives Matter” rally, organized by some of the same groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, drew an equal number of counter-demonstrators and a heavy police presence   Read More ...
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Tennessee braces for ‘White Lives Matter’ nationalist rallies and counterprotests
White nationalists and neo-Nazis are marching in the small Tennessee cities of Shelbyville and Murfreesboro Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, seven months after it sued the federal government over the issue. The “White Lives Matter” rally, which is expected to include some of the groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, is likely to draw counter-demonstrators, too   Read More ...
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Tennessee towns brace for white nationalist rallies
Two Middle Tennessee communities, fearful of a repeat of this summer's violent clashes in Charlottesville, were bracing for possible confrontations Saturday between white nationalist groups and counter demonstrators at a pair of White Lives Matter rallies. In Murfreesboro, wary business leaders boarded up windows downtown while residents turned out for a prayer vigil Friday night only two blocks from the rally site   Read More ...
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Tennessee cities brace for protests over refugee resettlement
(Reuters) - White nationalists and neo-Nazis are expected to converge on the small Tennessee cities of Shelbyville and Murfreesboro on Saturday to protest refugee resettlement in the state, seven months after it sued the U.S. government over the issue. The “White Lives Matter” rally, by some of the groups involved in a Virginia march in August that turned violent, is also expected to draw hundreds of counter-demonstrators and a heavy local police presence   Read More ...
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