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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville.

Police Capt. Gregory Blair tells local news outlets that Teddy Grasset died after being shot early Monday.

Grasset and his friend, 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were walking near the Country Music Hall of Fame when police say a Chevrolet Impala pulled up behind them. Grasset and Niehues ran in opposite directions and a gunman from the car opened fire.

Study: Tenn. Hispanic community top 10 for integration

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Tennessee’s Hispanic community is surprisingly well integrated. compared 17 metrics including English proficiency, educational attainment and economic success and ranked Tennessee 10th in the nation.

Tennessee Hispanics scored well in cultural integration and educational success, but Wallethub’s Jill Gonzalzes says economic integration is a work in progress.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Prosecutors want Rutherford County Sheriff Arnold behind bars.

A hearing is scheduled in a Nashville courtroom for Tuesday afternoon to hear a motion to revoke Arnold’s pretrial release status.

The Sheriff is facing a February trail on federal charges that he illegally profited from the sale of e-cigarettes to inmates at the county jail he administers.

The Daily News Journal quotes prosecutors saying that following allegations Arnold struck his wife during a domestic incident on Labor Day the Sheriff should be held until his trail.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville regions. In a news release, the company says the change will affect an estimated 100,000 Tennesseans.

The decision comes a month after Tennessee officials approved an average rate increase of 62 percent for the insurer.

The company says it has lost close to $500 million on Affordable Care Act plans over three years.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The State of Tennessee will pay $100,000 in damages to a Highway Patrol trooper fired because of his Muslim faith.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell issued the order this week.

Last year, Campbell ruled the state Department of Safety discriminated against De'Ossie Dingus because of his religion. Dingus was fired in 2010 after being dubbed a budding terrorist without any proof.