NASHVILLE (Diya TV)  — In a contentious battle over Tennessee’s soon to be vacant U.S. Senate seat, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty secured the Republican nomination, topping Indian American medical doctor Manny Sethi. Hagerty won nearly 51% of the vote, while Sethi pulled in just under 40%.

It’s been eight years since a white supremacist killed six people in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, an act of terror that lingers. With the pandemic curbing on site festivities, many commemorated the fallen online, including former Vice President Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.

Two of the four defendants involved in the 2019 murder and kidnapping of Tushar Atre at his California home were arraigned. 22 year old Kurtis Charters and 22 year old Stephan Lindsay pleaded not guilty to murder, robbery, kidnapping and a host of other charges. Their alleged co-conspirators, 24 year old Joshua Camps and 19 year old Kaleb Charters, face similar charges and will be in court next week.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.