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Top 9@Nine for April 1, 2014

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1. Former Republican Representative Greg Wren of Montgomery has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor ethics violation and has agreed to cooperate with state prosecutors. The plea came shortly after Wren resigned Tuesday from the legislature.

2. The Senate Health Committee approved three abortion-related bills Tuesday, including the fetal heartbeat bill. The three bills passed the House earlier and now go to the Senate for a vote.

3. Crews spent early Tuesday morning battling a fire that broke out in the back of a car wash on North Memorial Parkway. The fire started just before 3:00.

4. The man charged in with the murder of Holly Bobo now faces another charge. On Tuesday, a Tennessee Grand Jury added the charge of coercing a witness for 29-year-old Zachary Adams. He's already charged with first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of Bobo.

5. Police are investigating the discovery of the decomposed bodies of 63-year-old twins in a Chattanooga home. Investigators think they died in early 2011 based on the bodies' conditions.

6. Congress is demanding answers from the new CEO of General Motors about why it took 10 years to recall cars with a defective part that is now linked to 13 deaths. GM has recalled 2.6 million cars for the faulty ignition switch.

7. The White House is reporting more than 7 million people signed up for health care through the exchanges by Monday night's deadline. The number could climb even higher.

8. The Pentagon says there were no U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan in March. It's the first zero-fatality month there since January 2007. The Pentagon says there are about 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

9. Tiger Woods won't be playing in this year's Masters. Woods underwent back surgery Monday for a pinched nerve that had been causing him pain for several months.

 

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