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Preds goalie Rinne cleared for increased activity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared by doctors to increase his physical activity, and now Nashville has to decide what’s next for the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist. The Predators announced that Rinne had been cleared for the next step of his recovery after meeting with ...

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Trial begins for accused Campbell County school shooter

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Opening statements have begun in the murder trial of a former Campbell County High School student who is accused of fatally shooting an assistant principal. Police say Kenneth Bartley was 14 years old when he gunned down vice principal Ken Bruce and wounded two assistant principals ...

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UT Sex Week organizers to be condemned after House vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The House has voted to condemn the student organizers of a weeklong program about sex at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The resolution sponsored by Republican Rep. Richard Floyd of Chattanooga was approved on a 69-17 vote on the evening of Monday, Feb. 24. Opponents ...

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Health aide charged in Tenn. girl’s death in court

ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The lawyer for a home health aide charged with murder in the case of a disabled Tennessee girl who died from gangrene and infected bedsores said Monday he will dispute his client’s liability in the death. Chasara Jones cried as Shelby ...

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Memphis father sentenced for abusing son

Associated Press   MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Memphis man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison without parole for beating his 7-month-old son. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Friday that 23-year-old Ray Armstrong  was sentenced after pleading guilty to aggravated child abuse involving a ...

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Simon Cowell welcomes baby son Eric

Associated Press   LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell is a proud new father. A spokeswoman for Cowell says he and socialite Lauren Silverman welcomed their baby son early Friday evening, Valentine’s Day, in New York. The spokeswoman, AnnMarie Thomson, says the infant weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces, and is ...

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