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3-year-old fatally shoots deputy’s wife with his gun at Tennessee cookout

A cookout in Tennessee ended in tragedy over the weekend when a 3-year-old child accidentally shot and killed the wife of a Wilson County sheriff’s deputy. According to WSMV, the toddler found the pistol and discharged it during a gathering at Deputy Daniel Fanning’s residence on Saturday. Deputies said that…

Tennessee 3-year-old shoots self with handgun left out

A 3-year-old boy from Manchester, Tennessee was left in critical condition over the weekend after being shot while handling a small gun that an adult left sitting on a nearby counter-top. Police told NBC affiliate WSMV-TV in Nashville that the child’s aunt set her .380 handgun down to tend to…

Tornadoes batter Ohio Valley and Southeast

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Tornadoes, high winds and hail, battered the U.S. midsection on Friday, with reports of nearly three dozen tornadoes causing damage across five states and prompting urgent warnings to take cover across the region. No deaths had been reported, but seven people were hurt by suspected tornadoes…

Bistro boots brunching lawmaker over anti-gay remarks

A restaurant in Knoxville, Tennessee has refused service to a state lawmaker over his anti-gay views, The Raw Story has confirmed. An employee of Bistro at the Bijou told Raw Story that owner Martha Boggs turned away state Sen. Stacey Campfield (R) over the weekend. “He just came in for…

Tourist arrested with loaded gun at September 11 memorial

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A tourist from Tennessee was arrested after she brought a loaded handgun to the National September 11 Memorial in her handbag, and she could face a possible prison term, authorities said on Thursday. Meredith Graves, 39, was trying to visit the New York City memorial on…

TN: man fired for being gay; owner dares him to sue since there’s no ENDA

It’s a brazen act of homophobia and it’s completely legal. I am actually pleased the bigoted owner of the ARTE’ Hotel dispensed with any other reasons for firing David Hill. It brings into stark relief how essential it is to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), since states where there…

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