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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues to run the upper chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in January. Republicans hold 31 of the 45 lieutenant governorships in the country.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two men are facing murder charges in connection with the overdose death of a Tennessee man who had used heroin and other drugs. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that Gregory Blockman and Tommy Armstrong have been indicted on second-degree murder and drug charges in the death of 28-year-old Christopher Holley in August.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee are investigating the shooting deaths of a teen and a man at a Chattanooga cemetery as a gang-related crime. Media outlets report former Chattanooga city councilman Manny Rico saw two bodies around 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Memorial Gardens Cemetery and called 911.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - The attorney for a former Eastern Tennessee State University student says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights when police say he disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying a rope and bananas. Patrick Denton, attorney for 19-year-old Tristan Rettke, said he's working on a motion to challenge the law used to bring a civil rights intimidation charge against Rettke.

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