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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Tennessee lawmakers have repealed an underage drunken driving law that ran afoul of federal zero-tolerance standards.

The Senate passed the measure 31-1 Wednesday morning and the House later followed suit on an 85-2 vote.

The state law, that went into effect in July, raised the maximum allowable blood alcohol content from 0.02 percent to 0.08 percent for those drivers.

Gov. Haslam called legislators into special session to repeal the law to keep Tennessee from losing $60 million in federal road funds.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State Rep. Jeremy Durham was a rising Republican legislative star, but his increasingly erratic behavior and mounting sexual harassment allegations finally caught up with him.

Durham’s  fellow legislators voted 70-2 yesterday to expel him.

Durham faced a grilling prior to the vote. Rep. Bill Lamerth of Cottontown was visibly angry.

"For God's sake, I want to know, 'Did you do it?'  If you did that affects my vote today.  If you didn't, we all deserve to know."

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Following Tuesday’s vote to oust Franklin Rep. Jeremy Durham from his seat in the Tennessee House, lawmakers hope to move on to the reason they convened this week.

Gov. Bill Haslam called lawmakers into a special session to repeal a new state law on underage DUI. The law exceeds national standards, leading to a threat by Washington officials to withhold $60 million in federal road construction money.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Nashville prosecutors want a tougher sentence for former Vandy football player Corey Batey for his part in a gang rape at a campus dorm in 2013.

The Tennessean quotes prosecutors saying 11 emails were sent to presiding judge Montey Watkins prior to sentencing. They believe the emails influenced the judge's choice to give Batey the minimum 15 year sentence for the assault.

Prosecutors are asking another judge to give them access to the emails and a chance to argue for a longer sentence.

A hearing in the matters is scheduled for Thursday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Authorities have released more details about that officer involved shooting in Madison Tuesday morning.

Metro Police say that 38-year-old officer Jason Sweeney confronted an armed man while responding to a shots fired call. Police say 42-year-old Kevin Lillard pointed a gun at the officer during a foot pursuit.

The patrolman fired once, hitting Lillard in the mid-section. Officer Sweeney, who is white, wasn't injured.

Lillard, who is black, was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He’s reported to be in stable condition.

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