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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman has pleaded guilty to leaving a disabled man in a transport van where he died from hyperthermia and dehydration. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports 60-year-old Cliftina Jones pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide Wednesday in the death of 60-year-old Carrie Lee Parkey Jr. She was sentenced to 18 months of unsupervised probation as a first-time offender.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The National Rifle Association has endorsed U.S. Rep. Diane Black in a crowded Republican primary field for Tennessee governor. On Thursday, the NRA's Political Victory Fund said Black is the only Tennessee gubernatorial candidate with an "A" rating and a "perfect record" on Second Amendment issues. The other leading GOP candidates are ex-state economic development chief Randy Boyd, state House Speaker Beth Harwell and businessman Bill Lee. Each has been outspoken about supporting gun rights.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's leader says he is retiring as an investigation continues into allegations that he misused state funds. In a news release from his attorney, Jeff Cherry, Acting Director Jason Locke said Thursday that he's acting out of respect for the proud heritage and integrity of the bureau and its agents. Locke said his last day will be Monday, which is when David Rausch will be sworn in as the new director.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A man convicted in a 2015 shooting in a mall parking lot in Tennessee has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 22-year-old Anterrio Chambers was sentenced Wednesday by a Criminal Court judge in Memphis. Chambers was convicted by a jury in March of charges including attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.

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