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A 12 year old from Murfreesboro is hoping that her story will help others struggling with weight issues, not to do what she did. Marinda Mood says she took to her smartphone for help losing weight after being bullied. The tween says she downloaded and followed the advice of an app that said she needed 1200 calories, but after passing out learned that’s not enough. Marinda was released after being treated for dehydration. She says she hopes sharing her story will warn kids like her of the risks of taking advice from the Internet, and more importantly, to remind young people that they don’t have to look a certain way to be happy
University of Tennessee Head Football Coach Butch Jones could name a starting quarterback for the Vols very soon. Senior Justin Worley and sophomores Nathan Peterman and Joshua Dobbs have been battling it out throughout spring and fall practice, with Worley the early favorite for the job. Worley played in eight games for the Volunteers last season, finishing with 1239 yards and 10 touchdowns, while Dobbs played in five games, throwing 695 yards with two touchdowns and Peterman appeared in four games, throwing for 45 yards with no touchdowns.
An 8 year old White County boy has died following an accidental shooting Sunday night. White County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Chris Isom says the boy found a gun and shot himself. Officials say the incident occurred in the Cassville area, about 10 miles west of Sparta. No further details have been released at this time.
A Crossville man is accused of getting violent during his second arrest in two days. Deputies called to a residence in Kentucky where they say 30-year-old James Shaffer began fighting with them. According to reports, Shaffer kicked one of the deputies in the chin, chest and arms several times. Investigators say Shaffer was extremely under the influence. Shaffer had been arrested the night before in the same area for public intoxication – controlled substances.
Family members of Christopher Newsom are seeking signatures for a petition to keep one of the people convicted in the murders of Newsom and Channon Christian behind bars. The Newsom family says they are seeking justice for the pair who were brutally tortured and murdered after finding out that Vanessa Coleman could be released as early as December if her request for parole is approved-after serving less than 2 years of a 35 sentence. Coleman was convicted of facilitating murder, theft, rape and kidnapping in the 2007 case.