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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say they will be asking a grand jury to bring charges because investigators believe bounty hunters shot two men in a wild incident recently. Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll says authorities will ask a grand jury on Monday to bring charges after the shooting last weekend in which a man was fatally wounded. Authorities say neither man shot was the person the bounty hunters were trying to serve with a warrant.

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - The Grand Canyon National Park says a body that was found on Friday is likely of a 14-year-old hiker who went missing nearly two weeks ago while in the bottom of the canyon during a family trip. Jackson Standefer of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was crossing a creek on April 15 when he and his step-grandmother, LouAnn Merrell, lost their footing and were swept away.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Not long after seeing fellow Republicans in the Legislature reject his effort to expand Medicaid, Gov. Bill Haslam toured Tennessee to pitch another politically difficult proposal: a transportation plan that would end up including the state's first gas tax hike in nearly 30 years. Applying the lessons he learned from the earlier failure, Haslam changed tactics and scored a major victory when lawmakers passed the transportation package earlier this week.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee has selected Ryan Robinson as the university's vice chancellor for communications. Robinson will take over as the school's chief communications and marketing officer May 17. His role will include overseeing the office of communications and marketing as well as the university's radio station. Robinson currently works as Tennessee's senior associate athletic director for communications.

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