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Chrysler says it has resolved its differences with the government and will recall older Jeep Grand Cherokee and Liberty SUVs that could be at risk of a fuel tank fire.More >>
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La Vergne police arrested a man suspected of holding his former girlfriend against her will at gunpoint late Sunday night.More >>
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Management at the Nashville Symphony announced Monday they have decided to end its in-house food service at the beginning of August. According to a media release on its website, the symphony will stillMore >>
Management at the Nashville Symphony announced they have decided to end its in-house food service at the beginning of August.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 12:54 PM EDT2013-06-18 16:54:33 GMT
A man that has been previously arrested for exposing himself in public is facing more charges. On Monday night, Metro police arrested Aquiles Rojas, 19, after a 14-year-old victim identified him last weekMore >>
A man that has been previously arrested for exposing himself in public is facing more charges.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-06-18 13:54:23 GMT
A woman who was fired from a West End yogurt shop is accused of harassing her former supervisor. The incident occurred between a former employer and supervisor at Pinkberry. Police said the PinkberryMore >>
A woman who was fired from a West End yogurt shop is accused of harassing her former supervisor. Morning Report More >>
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV-AP) -
The chairman of the Tennessee Conservative Union has called on Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais to resign after reports that include the congressman once urged a mistress to terminate a pregnancy.
Chairman Lloyd Daugherty said in a release on Tuesday that DesJarlais' actions have "reached a level of hypocrisy that is simply untenable."
DesJarlais, who opposes abortion rights, has argued he was using strong language to try to pressure the woman to admit she was not pregnant. The woman had also been under DesJarlais' care as a Jasper physician.
DesJarlais' campaign manager Brandon Lewis sought to discredit Daugherty on Tuesday, stating in an email that he is "neither genuinely conservative or Republican."
However, the chairman of the state Democratic Party is continuing to call for the congressman to resign.
"DesJarlais ran his medical practice like a Craigslist cathouse, and now he's mad that people are upset about it," said Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester.
The DesJarlais campaign released an internal poll Monday that indicates the voters might not care about the scandal. Their numbers show DesJarlais with a 13-point lead over his opponent, State Sen. Eric Stewart, D-Belvidere.
The polling memo also says DesJarlais has an 11-point lead with people who have heard about the phone conversations in which the congressman pressures a pregnant mistress to have an abortion.
Democrats dispute those numbers and say they have momentum in this race.
"We think this has had a dramatic effect on this campaign. As voters come to know that he had sex with two patients, that we know of, we're seeing a change in the 4th Congressional District," Forrester said.
Copyright WSMV 2012 (Meredith Corporation). The Associated Press contributed to this report.