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Man gets probation for firing gun at MTSU
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MURFREEESBORO (AP) — A former Middle Tennessee State University student has pleaded guilty to firing a gun on campus on Valentine’s Day and hitting a student in the hand.
Justin Macklin of Memphis accepted a conditional plea deal in court Thursday to charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and having a weapon on school grounds.
He will be placed on two years of supervised probation, WSMV-TV in Nashville reported.
Macklin was accused of firing a gun in front of the Student Union on Feb. 14. The bullet hit the sidewalk and struck former student Austin Morrow in the hand.
The shooting caused a campus-wide lock down while police searched the campus for Macklin.
Macklin was dismissed from the university following the shooting. Macklin was also ordered to pay Morrow's medical expenses.

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LAVERGNE (AP) — Wonton Foods has purchased a building in LaVergne for a manufacturing and distribution center that will employ 75 workers.
Wonton bills itself as the country’s largest manufacturer of noodles and fortune cookies.
The 184,000-square foot building, bought for $3.6 million, is in the Interchange City Industrial Park south of Nashville off Interstate 24.

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BRISTOL (AP) — Police have arrested a second man accused of sleeping in caskets at a Bristol funeral home.
Police in Bristol announced they had arrested 18-year-old Larry Stumbo, for whom no address was available, according to The Johnson City Press.
When employees of Weaver’s Funeral Home arrived Tuesday, they discovered two men sleeping inside caskets. Both fled through a window and police arrested Barrett Lance Hartsock a short time later.
Police said the intruders did more than $9,000 damage to the caskets.

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OAK RIDGE (AP) — Twenty-nine Oak Ridge National Laboratory employees are being laid off this week due to funding cuts.
Lab director Thom Mason first told The Knoxville News Sentinel the layoffs stem from funding shortages in multiple program areas including scientific staff, administrative personnel, and technicians.
He said there were layoffs earlier in fiscal 2011. The lab has about 4,800 employees.
Mason said it's not unusual to have to make small personnel reductions because there are numerous funding sources for its large number of research projects. Most of the lab funding is federal money.