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  • 2 arrested after fight, shooting at Hendersonville apartment(TN)

    03/13/2012 4:47:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 12 March, 2012 | Forrest Sanders
    HENDERSONVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A neighbor armed with a shotgun who rushed in to stop a fight inside a Hendersonville apartment is facing his own set of charges. Officers responded to a shots fired call at an apartment on Waterview Circle and determined that a man, identified as Charles Ferrell, 29, and a woman had been living together at the residence. Police determined that Ferrell attacked the woman, causing some minor bodily injury. During the assault, the female victim was physically forced into a bedroom. Police said when she left the bedroom, she was physically assaulted and threatened with a...
  • Final polls show Gingrich surging in Tennessee

    03/05/2012 8:11:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Tri Cities ^ | March 5, 2012 | Staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Newt Gingrich has closed the gap in Tennessee and is poised to overtake those presumed to be the victors in the delegate rich state just days ago. Real Clear Politics' tracking of the polling done across the weekend shows the We Ask America numbers putting the state in a statistical dead heat with Romney at 30%, Gingrich at 29% and Santorum at 29%. The margin of error is 3%. Likewise, PPP polling has Santorum at 34%, Romney at 29% and Gingrich at 27% The significance is these polls were taken on March 3rd and 4th. Earlier polling,...
  • ARG Poll: Newt and Mitt numbers moving in Tennessee

    03/04/2012 2:31:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    American Research Group: CHECK IT OUT Newt's numbers have moved up 4 points the same as Mitt's. But the news is that Romney is surging.
  • Gingrich campaign declares Rick Santorum has a ‘Jimmy Hoffa problem’ (Campaign Audio at link)

    03/01/2012 4:16:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies · 2+ views
    ajc ^ | 6:48 pm March 1, 2012 | jgalloway
    In a sign of where Newt Gingrich thinks he can – or needs to – gain ground, his GOP presidential campaign on Thursday launched a round of robocalls in both Oklahoma and Tennessee, accusing Rick Santorum of being a union lackey. My AJC colleague Daniel Malloy, who has been traveling with Gingrich, says campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond has been trying out a new line, saying Santorum must deal with his “Jimmy Hoffa problem” — explaining “why he tried to bury his big-labor voting record in the end zone of this primary.” The robocall is Gingrich’s first paid-media swipe at Santorum....
  • Herman Cain and Jackie Gingrich Cushman in TN This Week

    02/29/2012 2:25:15 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 9 replies · 1+ views
    February 29, 2012 | Andrew Ogles/EMail
    PUBLIC SCHEDULE Herman Cain / Jackie Gingrich Cushman Bus Tour Friday 3/2 FRANKLIN, TN 5:30pm Central - Franklin: VIP Dinner at Zolo's 20 attendees (possible donor opportunity) Contact Monty Lankford for Reservations - 615-498-3328 7:00pm Central - Franklin City Club, public reception / rally 130 9th Ave South, Franklin Tn 37064 FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday 3/3 CHATTANOOGA, TN Contact Charles Harvey 703-309-6948 9:30am - 10:00am Eastern - Chattanooga: VIP Kick Off at Gingrich Head Quarters (Meet n Greet / Load Bus) 1 Park Place, Lee Hwy, Ste 300 Chattanooga TN FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
  • Muslim Gang Sex Trafficking Trial in Tennessee Unusual in Scope, 30 on Trial

    02/29/2012 7:40:52 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/28/2012 | Pam Geller
    In another gruesome growing trend, Muslim sex trafficking gangs have come to America. We have seen these Muslim sex gangs in the UK. Photo gallery of the defendants here. Dozens of Muslim defendants are on trial in Tennessee for running a prostitution ring, forcing girls as young as 12 years old to unimaginable horror. The judge has granted the defendants’ request to take breaks consistent with Muslim prayer times. Now, that's rich. There has been at least one alleged incident of witness tampering in the case proceeding toward trial in Nashville. Three Twin Cities women — Hawo Osman Ahmed, Ifrah...
  • U.S. official discusses refugee bill with Tracy

    02/14/2012 1:36:04 PM PST · by radu
    Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | February 12, 2012 | Brian Mosely
    A top representative of the U.S. State Department was in Tennessee this week to discuss a law dealing with the state's refugee resettlement program. The Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act, which originated from the desk of State Sen. Jim Tracy, became law last July. It's the first bill of its kind. It requires the state's refugee program agency, Catholic Charities, to meet four times a year with local governments to plan and coordinate "the appropriate placement of refugees in advance of the refugees' arrival ..." The law also allows local communities to apply for a "moratorium" on refugee resettlement if those...
  • Oklahoma Lawmaker Supports Expanding 'Make My Day' Law

    01/30/2012 6:04:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views ^ | 30 January, 2012 | Chris McKinnon
    OKLAHOMA CITY - A push to strengthen the rights of citizens across the state is on the agenda as Oklahoma lawmakers look at the 2012 legislative session as a time to expand the rights of gun owners. State Senator Steve Russell said Sunday he is working to strengthen Second Amendment rights. "I think it's important constitutionally," explained Russell. "What we see are homeowners able to save their own lives and business men and women able to save their own lives. We have to keep that in view." 1/29/2012 Related Story: Oklahoma Lawmakers Look To Expand 'Make My Day' Law Several...
  • WZTV FOX 17 :: Newsroom - Top Stories - Love Triangle Turns Deadly

    01/16/2012 1:09:08 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 14 January, 2012 | NA
    The two men involved in Friday night’s fatal shooting inside 802 North Second Street were known to each other and had a romantic interest in the same woman. Police say the woman's estranged husband, 37 year old John Allen allegedly shot and killed the woman's ex-boyfriend, 33 year old Christopher Franklin. Allen told police after answering a knock at the door, Franklin aggressively entered and physically confronted him. Allen said that he shot Franklin in self defense. Allen and his estranged wife told detectives that Franklin had threatened her in the past. She believed that Franklin had been watching her...
  • New York Lawmakers Reportedly Ask for Mercy for Tourist Arrested With Gun at 9/11 Memorial

    01/02/2012 7:16:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 30 December, 2011 | NA
    New York lawmakers are reportedly asking the Manhattan District Attorney's Office to show mercy to a Tennessee tourist who was arrested for bringing a gun to the 9/11 Memorial. City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., D-Queens, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, personally asked Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office not to push for the 3 1/2-year minimum sentence for Meredith Graves, 39, the New York Post reports. “By prosecuting this woman and seeking 3 1/2 years of jail, we are shooting our own [gun-control] efforts in the foot and giving the rest of the country ammunition,” Vallone said. Graves had a .32-caliber...
  • NY’s quick-draw gun arrest

    01/02/2012 6:31:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1 January, 2012 | Keith Cappuccio
    The Issue: The arrest of a Tennessee woman after she inadvertently brought a gun to the 9/11 Memorial. The arrest of Meredith Graves highlights the absurd disconnect from prevailing national firearms policy that reigns in New York City (“Hold Your Fire,” Dec. 30). The majority of states guarantee the right of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for self-defense. Graves mistakenly believed that New York would protect her basic rights but instead was met with a felony criminal complaint, thanks to our mayor and his neurotic fear of firearms. Graves’ arrest is a disgrace, and the same can be said of...
  • Convenience store clerk shoots, kills alleged robber(TN)

    12/03/2011 11:40:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 1 December, 2011 | Staff
    Authorities have not charged a convenience market clerk after he fatally shot a convicted carjacker he said tried to rob him Wednesday night. Sm Mazahir Hamadani, 59, was working at the Kwik Tobacco Market at 619 Millwood Drive, when he said 25-year-old William England charged the counter and held scissors to Hamadani’s throat. According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Hamadani said he feared for his life, pulled a pistol that was in his pocket and shot England one time. England died shortly after arriving at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was on probation after receiving an eight-year sentence for...
  • Homeowner Shoots Would-Be Robber(TN)

    12/02/2011 6:54:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 1 December, 2011 | NA
    Memphis, Tn - Shelby County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call on Wednesday on the 7400 block of Locke Rd. The homeowner claims that upon returning to his home, he found a man in the process of robbing his residence. "As he walked in his home he saw that there was several of his items stacked against the door getting ready to be carted out," said Shelby County Sheriff's Spokesman Chip Washington. He says that when he confronted the robber, 38-year-old Jeffrey Butcher, he rushed at the homeowner, who then fired two shots at Butcher, striking him once. Butcher then...
  • 1 dead, 16 injured in Tennessee crashes involving 176 cars

    12/02/2011 5:41:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/01/11 | Dave Alsup
    1 dead, 16 injured in Tennessee crashes involving 176 carsFrom Dave Alsup, CNN updated 4:52 PM EST, Thu December 1, 2011 (CNN) -- One person was killed and 16 others injured Thursday in three separate chain-reaction crashes involving 176 cars north of Nashville, authorities said. Heavy fog and black ice were thought to have contributed to the crashes on State Highway 386 in Sumner County, said county emergency medical services Capt. Vincent Riley. The incidents began just before 8 a.m. ET, when a car ran off the highway and caused a chain reaction accident in "heavy, heavy fog," he said....
  • UPDATE: Victim Wounds Suspected Robber(TN)

    11/18/2011 6:07:43 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 17 November, 2011 | Sarah Jennings
    Chattanooga Police are still investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that occurred Thursday morning at 4409 Drummond Drive. Calvin McGhee called police immediately after the shooting and said that two black males attempted to rob him as he was leaving for work. The two men pulled guns on McGhee. McGhee then pulled his own gun and fired at both suspects, hitting at least one of them. McGhee describe the suspects as two young black males wearing all black clothes. One was believed to be at least 6 feet tall and the other around 5’07. Moments after the call was reported...
  • Haslam Refuses to Rebuke Womick for Anti-Muslim Talk

    11/15/2011 5:47:08 AM PST · by bayouranger · 15 replies
    Nashville Scene | 11-14-11 | Jeff Woods
    Muslims around the country are calling on state officials to rebuke Rep. Rick Womick, R-Murfreesboro, for saying the U.S. should purge Muslims from the military. But if they want strong denunciations, Gov. Bill Haslam isn't their guy. He might be the chief executive of this state and the head of the Tennessee Republican Party, but he clearly doesn't see standing up for freedom of religion or striking a blow against bigotry as top priorities. Asked today what he had to say about Womick's remarks, the governor declared: "I don’t think I would agree with Rick on that." OK, governor, but...
  • Tennesseans stout in support of Herman Cain (Cain 22%, Romney 14%)

    11/13/2011 2:26:07 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 40 replies
    Vanderbilt News ^ | 11-13-11 | Jim Patterson
    Businessman Herman Cain is the favorite of Tennessee voters for the state’s March 6 presidential Republican primary election, but female voters are far less likely to support him. That pattern is unlikely to change in light of allegations of sexual harassment against him, according to a new poll by the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. Cain was the choice of 22 percent of 823 likely primary voters polled Oct. 28 through Nov. 5. The poll was conducted as the sexual harassment claims started to arise. Yet Cain’s support did not change much as the story...
  • Delivery Driver Shoots Robbery Suspect(TN)

    11/06/2011 3:42:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 4 November, 2011 | Eric Lipford
    * Police say a Papa Johns driver was lured to a vacant home in Hickory Hill * The driver was ambushed by an armed robber * The driver shot the robbery suspect (Memphis 11/11/14) A teenager tried to rob a pizza delivery driver, but ended up getting shot by his intended victim. Its happened Thursday night in the 6900 block of Snyder Road, near Riverdale. Police say a 31-year-old man was lured to a vacant home in the Hickory Hill neighborhood to deliver three pizzas. Investigators say as the victim walked up to the front door he noticed the suspect...
  • ACLU Plans Lawsuit to Protect Occupy Nashville

    10/30/2011 8:47:50 PM PDT · by radu · 19 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Oct 30, 2011 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The heavy Tennessee Highway Patrol presence and curfew enforcement on Legislative Plaza came to a sudden and unexpected stop Saturday night, and by Sunday morning, Occupy Nashville protesters declared it a victory on The Hill. "At 4:30 in the morning, I walked around congratulating everybody that we took The Hill, said Clay Wright who proudly waved his Occupy Nashville flag on the steps of Legislative Plaza. "The people, the people own Legislative Plaza, and that's the way it needs to be recognized," said Wright. But a sign with a curfew enforcement states otherwise. Enforced since Thursday, it's put...
  • Deadline Approaching, Occupy Nashville Demonstrators

    10/27/2011 10:36:57 PM PDT · by radu · 74 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new policy could have Occupy Nashville demonstrators off Legislative Plaza after midnight Friday. After a lengthy meeting Thursday night, members of the group decided they will not willingly leave the plaza. That state policy could force Occupy Nashville members to leave the place they have protested for 20 days. Thursday afternoon the Department of General Services put a curfew into effect for the Capitol grounds. The group, by consensus, decided they will continue to protest on the plaza as they have since October 7th. They understand police may try to remove them from the area. *snip*...