- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Services held for couple killed in package blast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A funeral service has been held for a Lebanon couple who were fatally injured when a package exploded at their home.

Seventy-four-year-old Jon Setzer, a retired lawyer, was killed by the package bomb that detonated at his Lebanon home on Feb. 10. Seventy-two-year-old Marion Setzer died later at a hospital.

Sellars Funeral Home in Mount Juliet confirmed that a funeral for the couple was held Saturday in Nashville at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Family members say they have received an outpouring of support.

WKRN-TV in Nashville reports (https://bit.ly/1l9Du3I) relatives that of the Setzers sent out a statement Saturday morning thanking supporters for “calls, emails, messages, meals, visits and most of all prayers.”

The couple’s son-in-law, 49-year-old Richard Parker, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths.


Worker injured in Tenn. plant blast

TOONE, Tenn. (AP) - An explosion at a manufacturing plant in western Tennessee injured at least one person Saturday.

WMC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1l9k8vPhttps://bit.ly/1l9k8vP ) the blast happened around 10:50 a.m. at a plant in Toone owned by the Kilgore Flares Company.

The worker suffered severe burns and was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. The worker’s condition was not known Saturday afternoon.

The TV station reports that more employees were hurt, though the extent of those injuries was not known.

Emergency crews put out the fire at the plant, which makes air and naval decoy flares for the military.

The company released a statement Saturday afternoon, confirming the accident and the injury of one employee.


Interment set for MIA special forces soldier

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - More than 50 years after their father left home, the children of Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods are preparing to say their final goodbyes.

Woods will be interred next month at Arlington National Cemetery. His name will be added to a headstone and his remains placed with the partial remains of six others who died when their plane went down in Cambodia in 1964 near the border of Vietnam.

The military found and recovered Woods’ remains last year near the site of the crash.

Woods was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Special Forces Group at Fort Campbell.

Woods’ children told The Leaf-Chronicle (https://leafne.ws/N6GzDe) they and other relatives plan to attend the ceremony on March 21.

Lawrence Woods left his home in Clarksville, Tenn., in 1963 to deploy to Vietnam.


Police cite armed man waiting near library

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Clarksville issued citations to a man found waiting behind a library with guns, knives, chemical protection suits and nerve agent antidote kits.

Clarksville Police say an officer spotted a man sitting in a parked car behind the Montgomery County Library and stopped to check on him, The Leaf-Chronicle reports (leafne.ws/MNXlY2).

Police say 26-year-old Daniel Joseph Slusher, of Clarksville, was dressed in black with a tactical vest when the officer approached him Thursday night. He said he was trying to get a job and was waiting for someone to meet him.

The officer found six knives, two collapsible batons and a .45 caliber handgun. There was a revolver under the seat.

The officer cited Slusher for unlawful carrying of weapons and prohibited weapons, but he was not arrested.


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