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11:29am

Mon January 14, 2013
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Bad Weather Weekend, More on the Way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.

With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.

Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.

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10:04am

Fri January 11, 2013
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Tennessee Hit Hard by an Early Flu Season

Credit cdc.gov

NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — Health officials say the flu is more widespread across the nation this year, and Tennessee is one of the states hardest hit.

Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is widespread in 47 states.

Dr. Kelly Moore  is with the Tennessee Department of Health.

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9:46am

Fri January 11, 2013
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HOPE Scholarship Funds Running Out for Some

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Some students may lose their lottery scholarships just as they enter their final semester, thanks to a bill passed by the Tennessee legislature two years ago.

A 2011 statute limits HOPE Scholarship funding to the minimum hours required for a degree program.

According to The Knoxville News Sentinel, nearly 3,000 students are expected to run out of scholarship funding over the next two years, before the end of their fourth year in school.

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10:01am

Fri December 21, 2012
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THP Saturation Patrols Through Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol will be stepping up enforcement over the Christmas holiday. 

Christmas is one of the most dangerous times of the year for motorists due to an increase in impaired driving. According to the Tennessee Department of Safety, the increased enforcement begins just after midnight tonight and runs through midnight Dec. 25.

THP Captain David McGill says it includes saturation patrols, bar and tavern checks, and driver license and sobriety checkpoints.

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10:26am

Thu December 20, 2012
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Assistance for Tennesseans Threatened with Foreclosure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee is stepping up to help homeowners faced with possible foreclosure.

The state attorney general's office is recommending homeowners in trouble call the Tennessee's Mortgage Assistance Hotline to get reliable information and referrals to free foreclosure prevention counseling.

The hotline is a partnership between the state and the Homeownership Preservation Foundation — a nonprofit that’s been operating a national hotline for the past five years.

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