POLICE SNIFFING OUT PERFUME THIEVES IN FRANKLIN

Saturday, August 23, 2014Franklin police are searching for four people accused of stealing nearly $8,000 of perfume. Officials said the suspects walked into the JCPenny in Cool Springs Galleria  and walked away with 60 to 70 bottles from the store. Surveillance video showed three women stuffing bottles into large bags. Police urge anyone with information…

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LEAST POPULAR BABY NAMES OF THE YEAR

Saturday, August 23, 2014Way down at the very bottom of the official U.S. Popular Names List are those baby names given to only five children each year. (The Social Security Administration doesn’t publicize those names given to fewer babies because of privacy concerns.) Most of these rare names are spelling variations of popular names (Izebella and Jacub),…

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Tenn. inmates sue to stop electric chair ‘torture’

Saturday, August 23, 2014A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan — the electric chair — is an unconstitutional “torture device.” The inmates are locked in a battle with the state over whether they have a right to know how they will be…

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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after choking deaths

Saturday, August 23, 2014About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open. A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from…

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