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Appeals court upholds torture-slaying sentence

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Knoxville couple in 2007. Letalvis Cobbins claimed his trial was tainted by the drug use and misconduct of former Knoxville Judge Richard Baumgartner. On Friday, ...

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Memphis boy to serve time for killing sister

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis boy who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his sister has been sentenced to serve time in a youth facility until his 19th birthday. WMC-TV (http://bit.ly/1wzw6Vd) reports the sentence was handed down Monday, Sept. 15, in juvenile court. Prosecutors said the boy was 13 when ...

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit. His nostalgic country single “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” was clearly a winner after he saw the reaction that ...

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Man dies after walking in front of tractor-trailer

FESTUS, Mo. (AP) — A 21-year-old St. Louis-area man is dead after walking into the path of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 55. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Elijah Lebcowitz of Eureka was struck about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Jefferson County after walking in front of a tractor-trailer ...

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Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith suspended

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Peay point guard Damarius Smith has been suspended for the first half of the 2014-15 season over what the school is describing as a violation of athletic department policy. Smith will miss all 14 of Austin Peay’s nonconference games, though he will be able to ...

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Chattanooga overwhelms Austin Peay 42-6

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jacob Huesman threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns to lead Chattanooga to a 42-6 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, Sept. 13. Huesman, who was the Southern Conference offensive player of the year in 2013, led Chattanooga (1-2) to a 42-6 third quarter lead before ...

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