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COOKEVILLE (AP) — Larry Elmore was high on Percocet and Xanax as he climbed a ladder onto the roof of his mother’s house to clean the gutters. On the top rung, he lost his balance and tumbled, shattering his right femur as he crashed to the ground below.

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The Annie E. Casey Foundation released national information today about the well-being of children and Tennessee has improved its ranking although the state is still ranked in the 30s.

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DENVER (AP) — Two decades after the name “Columbine” became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it’s time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings.

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Lee Academy for the Arts board members Ann Stapp (left) and Melanie Townsend prepare for the June Market to benefit the academy. The yard and bake sales will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Lunchroom at Lee. There will be home decor, holiday decor, kitchenware, furniture and childre…

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A Henry resident who was arrested early Saturday is accused of hitting his girlfriend in the head with a baseball bat during an argument.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz came under a suspected attack Thursday, setting one of them ablaze in the latest mysterious assault targeting vessels in a region crucial to global energy supplies amid heightened tension between Iran and …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog agency recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump fire one of his most ardent defenders, counselor Kellyanne Conway , for repeatedly violating a law that limits political activity by government workers.

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The following two governmental meetings are scheduled during the coming week. Both are open to the public.

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MEMPHIS (AP) — Police enforced a tense calm on Thursday in a Memphis neighborhood where 25 officers were injured by a rock-throwing crowd following a black man’s shooting death by U.S. marshals on a fugitive task force.

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Kenneth Humphreys was honored with the Person of the Year award Thursday night at the 69th annual Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

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Krider Performing Arts Center Lead Director Brooke McCord demonstrates shadowing in the theatrical makeup class she is teaching this summer. The class will run through July 17 and teach students several makeup techniques, including injury and old age.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Confronting an unprecedented sex-abuse crisis, delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention’s national meeting voted Tuesday to make it easier to expel churches that mishandle abuse cases.

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Jackson State Community College released its honor roll and dean’s list for the spring semester and included multiple students from the area.

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Henry Volunteer Fire Department member Ron Wyatt was recently honored through Modern Woodmen’s Hometown Hero Program in recognition for his service by Modern Woodmen’s Chapter 13449.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has asserted executive privilege over documents that were subpoenaed by Congress related to his administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Moments after a North Carolina man pleaded guilty to gunning down three Muslim university students, a prosecutor played a cellphone video of the slayings in the courtroom Wednesday as one of the victims’ relatives fainted, others wept openly and a man hurled an expletive …

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Henry County and state officials met with representatives of the Tennessee Department of Transportation Wednesday morning to discuss options to alleviate accidents and other problems at the intersection of East Antioch Road and Highway 79 notheast of Paris.

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YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Ryan Cooper was a 20-something Californian unsure of his place in the world when he struck up a pen pal correspondence in the 1970s with Otto Frank, the father of the young Holocaust victim Anne Frank.Through dozens of letters and several face-to-face meetings, the two…

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Kelly Forster drives nails into the base of the wall raised at the Blount County Habitat for Humanity Women Build house Thursday on West Franklin Street in Alcoa. The Women’s Build which is held every two years is an effort to get more women in joining the team as the ratio of construction v…

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A Buchanan woman wanted on multiple charges was arrested Monday night after leading deputies from two different agencies on a pursuit through Henry and Calloway counties. 

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A Paris man accused of attempted murder pleaded guilty Monday to amended charges in Carroll County Circuit Court. 

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Painters are hard at work while standing on a cherry picker Tuesday morning to reach the Gables apartment building on East Wood Street. From left, Ken Lubert, Ricky Winchester and Greg Poteete of Winchester Painters put on the paint.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — John Dean, a star witness during Watergate who helped bring down the Nixon presidency, testified Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller has provided Congress with a “road map” for investigating President Donald Trump.

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Doctors removed David Ortiz’s gallbladder and part of his intestine after the beloved former Boston Red Sox slugger known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his native Dominican Republic, a spokesman said Monday.

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Henry County Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to local graduating seniors Emily Lemonds, Abigail St. Clair and Cherish Campos. The students will be studying in the medical field, St. Clair at Freed-Hardeman University, Lemonds at Murray State Universi…