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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration is offering more than 2,000 state workers to apply for buyouts.

Letters detailing the offers were sent out last week, but weren't expected to reach the affected workers until Tuesday because of the Memorial Day holiday.

A spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Human Resources said details about the packages and a breakdown of how many buyouts are being sought by the state agency wouldn't be available until sometime Tuesday.

The deadline to apply for the buyouts is July 17.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 9,000 Tennessee adults have signed up for free technical college education under a new statewide grant that covers tuition.

WPLN-FM reports (http://bit.ly/1AqH2I7 ) a program called Tennessee Reconnect was instituted by the state to help citizens earn degrees. It also has helped publicize the state's 27 colleges of applied technology.

Students at technical colleges earn certificates and degrees in fields including welding, cosmetology and information technology.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Thursday over a lawsuit calling for the city of Nashville to force the release of records in a case involving former Vanderbilt football players charged with rape.

The Tennessean reports a coalition of media outlets, including The Tennessean and The Associated Press, are seeking records obtained by Nashville police, including text messages between coaches and their football players after the rape.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police are checking out how other big-city law enforcement agencies are using body cameras before deciding whether to use the cameras.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1PHrkiW ) reports the Nashville Metro Police Department wants informed policies drawn up before body cameras become a part of policing in the city. Metro police spokesman Don Aaron says the agency hopes to learn from the experiences of other departments.

Shots fired at Murfreesboro DCS office

May 22, 2015

FROM THE MURFREESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT: MPD Officers were called to the DCS building at 434 Jayhawk Ct. shortly after 7:00am this morning in reference to property damage. 

Investigators discovered that someone had fired several rounds at the building during the overnight hours when the building was unoccupied.  The building sustained minor damage.  Investigators collected physical evidence at the scene. 

Anyone with information should call the CID at 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP(7867).  

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