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10:44am

Tue November 4, 2014
Top Stories

Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of two former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm has been delayed because one of the defense attorneys needs surgery.

Jury selection began Monday with a prosecutor warning prospective jurors the trial would contain sexually graphic videos and photos.

A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney general's office said prospective jurors are being released and the trial has been moved to January.

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9:11am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Feds to monitor election in Tennessee county

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it will monitor elections in Shelby County today.

A statement from the department says monitors will ensure polling places comply with the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against minorities. The election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate and U.S. House, the governor's race and four proposed constitutional amendments.

Problems with elections in Shelby County, which includes Memphis, date back years.

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9:04am

Tue November 4, 2014
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Weather forecast good as polls open in Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The weather forecast calls for warm but cloudy weather as polls opened across Tennessee for a general election in which voters will decide a U.S. Senate race as several state and local offices and measures.

According to the National Weather Service, much of the state will see highs on Tuesday in the 60s and 70s.

Voters who head to the polls will decide whether to grant Republican Lamar Alexander a third term in the U.S. Senate. He faces Democrat Gordon Ball, a Knoxville attorney.

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6:50am

Tue November 4, 2014
Politics

Election officials remind voters of hotline, app

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State election officials are reminding voters where they can turn if they have questions or concerns.

They say people can call the Division of Elections' toll free hotline, (877) 850-4959, or visit www.GoVoteTN.com to get information about Tuesday's elections.

There's also a new smartphone application produced by the division.

Highlights of the app include: Election Day polling locations and hours of operation, candidates' list, county election commission information and access to election results.

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9:05am

Mon November 3, 2014
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Record snow in Smokies: Preview of things to come?

Park service webcam view of Purchase Knob November 3, 2014.
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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Officials at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park say some roads have reopened after a record amount of snow and ice fell over the weekend.

WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1wrzznK) reports Cades Cove Loop Road reopened Sunday, as well as part of Laurel Creek Road. One of the main roads in the park, Highway 441, which runs from Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to Cherokee, North Carolina, remained closed.

Some parts of the park saw record snowfall over the weekend.

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