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Man arrested after discussing drugs on 911 call

MOUNT PLEASANT, Tenn. (AP) — A Columbia man has been arrested after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call. WKRN-TV (http://bit.ly/1tKVF4v ) reports Grant O’Connor was charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after his Friday, Sept. 5, arrest in Mount Pleasant. Dispatchers traced the ...

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Heavy rain in Shelby County causing problems

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say heavy rains have caused roads to flood in parts of Shelby County, leading to the evacuation of homes in a neighborhood. The National Weather Service says several inches of rain have fallen in West Tennessee and north Mississippi since about 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. ...

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Another teen from juvenile jail breakout is found

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve captured another teen who escaped during a mass breakout from a troubled Nashville detention center and that the teen had been living in a vehicle. Local media reports that U.S Marshals arrested the teen at an apartment complex in nearby Murfreesboro on Wednesday ...

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9/11 commemoration amid renewed terror threat

NEW YORK (AP) — With the solemn toll of a bell and a moment of silence, the nation paused Thursday, Sept. 11,  to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks at the hallowed site just hours after President Obama promised to root out and destroy a new group ...

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Florida Georgia Line host new country awards show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Florida Georgia Line has plenty of experience on award stages after numerous accolades for their monster hit “Cruise,” but as hosts of the American Country Countdown Awards, the country duo has less background to rely on. “We’ve hosted a couple of pool parties at my house before,” ...

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Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones weren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, Sept. 9, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010. The move is ...

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