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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state athlete who suffered a severe brain injury during a high school football game this past fall is headed home Wednesday.

The family of Baylor Bramble announced yesterday that the 16-year-old Siegel High student has recovered sufficiently to be released from a rehab facility and allowed to return home.

Anger grows over arrest of children by the MPD

Apr 20, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro’s new Chief of Police, Karl Durr, is facing his first big challenge as questions multiply about the arrests of several grade school children last week.

On Friday, an as yet undisclosed number of children ranging from 6 to 11 years of age were arrested at Hobgood Elemetary School. Parents are telling local media the children were arrested for failing to stop a fight they witnessed at an off-campus location.

GOP leader vows retribution for transgender 'blackmail'

Apr 20, 2016
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Republican leader Gerald McCormick is vowing retribution for companies that spoke out against a transgender bathroom bill in Tennessee.

While McCormick said he favored a decision to withdraw the bill for the year, the Chattanooga Republican called it counterproductive for businesses to have become involved in lobbying for the measure's defeat.

McCormick received applause on the House floor on Tuesday for suggesting that lawmakers should consider limiting tax incentives and grants to those companies in the future.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has passed a bill to allow faculty and workers with handgun carry permits to be armed on the campuses of Tennessee public colleges and universities.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville passed on a 28-5 vote Tuesday. The House is expected to take up the measure Wednesday.

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam raised concerns about the measure for not giving institutions the power to opt out of allowing more guns on campus.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opposing approaches could sink a legislative effort to defund the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee.

Some lawmakers have vowed to strip funding from the office for promoting an annual "Sex Week," recommending the use of gender-neutral pronouns on campus and advising against religious-themed parties and decorations. But they are running out of time because the Legislature is set to adjourn this week.

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