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The case against a Murfreesboro man accused of killing his wife is moving forward.
Jacob Pearman is charged with first degree murder. Investigators say he killed his wife Carla last month inside their Murfreesboro home.
During a preliminary hearing, prosecutors played a videotaped interview with Pearman. During the interview, Pearman admits to choking his wife to death.
A judge has found probable cause to send this case to the grand jury.
Prosecutors have not determined if they will seek the death penalty in this case.
"Review the facts and I will sit down with Mr. (Paul) Newman, and also probably with the family of the young lady, and discuss that, and make a final determination of which way we'll proceed," says DA Bill Whitesell.
Pearman remains in the Rutherford County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
Monday, March 11 2013, 11:47 PM CDT
Pipeline work can continue at state natural area
May 24, 2013 11:16 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee environmental officials have given Piedmont Natural Gas permission to resume drilling on a Nashville pipeline project.
Work was halted on May 11 when a mixture of bentonite clay and water spilled from a drill into Otter Creek at the Radnor Lake State Natural Area.
The mud was later scraped out of the creek using buckets and hand tools.
Meredith Benton, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/199LA54 ) that Piedmont agreed to 11 new terms and conditions to prevent a recurrence of the spill.
Those include creating a pit to capture any spilled slurry and daily water quality monitoring.
Benton said the department has not decided whether to issue fines or citations.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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