Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Morning Roundup: State Sets Date to Kill Woman Prisoner

Posted By on Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 7:46 AM

The state has set an execution date for Gaile Owens, who's been on Death Row 25 years for her role in the 1985 murder of her husband Ron Owens. More in the upcoming print edition of the Scene. In the meantime, it's worth revisiting this excellent John Seigenthaler piece. ... An early-morning earthquake shakes up the citizenry near Maryville. ... The bill forbidding tax dollars to be used for abortions goes to the governor. Meanwhile, the latest "English Only" bill slinks away for another week. ... Prosecutors want producers of the TV series Gangland to hand over footage that may impact an accused gangbanger's trial. ... “Things are going to get a lot worse if American citizens do not begin to act like rulers of this country and get our country back.” The rhetoric may sound like a tea party, but the speaker has liberal aims, the crowd of several hundred protesters is polite, and the occasion is silent. ...

The Spring Hill mother of four whose body was found after she went missing last weekend died of multiple stab wounds and a cut throat. ... A lawsuit alleges that a 7-year-old Maury County boy was sexually assaulted by two other boys at a Nashville Shores/YMCA function. ... At a Knoxville hospital, a gunman opens fire, killing a woman before committing suicide. ... You could be in for unhappy returns if Elmer Virula filed your taxes. ... If a Jamaican bunco ring calls to say you've broken the bank in Mega Millions, don't buy it. ... A felon free on $10K bond allegedly stops by a parking-lot sale to purchase a TV with a handgun. ... If the accused had lived next to you, you could have found out through ccc.nashville.gov. ...

Preds fans worry about high scorer Patric Hornqvist's health as Game 3 looms. ...


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