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10:35am

Wed December 17, 2014
Politics

Stage being set for battle over Medicaid expansion in Tenn.

Credit tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 80 business, health care and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Gov. Bill Haslam’s plan to expand Medicaid.

Haslam's "Insure Tennessee" plan would draw down federal money under President Barack Obama's health care law to provide health care to an estimated 200,000 Tennesseans..

AARP Tennessee is one of the coalition members. Shelley Courington is the group’s Advocacy Director.

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10:15am

Wed December 17, 2014
Politics

State lawmakers hear testimony on EPA regulations

Tenn. Senator Mark Norris and State Rep. Johnnie Turner
Credit tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A state senator has filed legislation that seeks to restrain federal regulation in Tennessee.

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville discussed the resolution yesterday during a special joint committee meeting on the effect of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the state.

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11:18am

Tue December 16, 2014
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Three days, three armed robberies in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There’s been a string of armed robberies in Murfreesboro in the past few days.

Police say that JD’s Market on Maney Ave. was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday. The clerk told police the robber was wearing all black and had his hands and face covered.

On Sunday, three different residents at the University Ridge Apartments near Middle Tennessee State were robbed minutes apart at gunpoint. In two cases the robbers forced their way into the resident’s home.

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9:48am

Tue December 16, 2014
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Report: Tenn. sacrificing the "health of its children"

Credit tobaccofreekids.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A new report chides Tennessee for spending a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars it receives in tobacco settlement money on smoking cessation programs.

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids says Tennessee will receive just over $403 million this year from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but the state will spend just $5 million on smoking cessation.

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11:11am

Mon December 15, 2014
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Nashville officer wounded, teen killed in exchange of gunfire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Nashville SWAT Team member was wounded and a teenaged robbery suspect killed in a confrontation with police.

WTVF reports that 16-year-old Xavier McDonald died in the exchange of gunfire. Forty-two year old veteran officer John Downs was shot in the leg near the groin.

Metro Police say they responded to a robbery call at around 7 p.m. last night. A man reported being robbed in the parking lot of a condo complex in the Nashboro Village area.

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