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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Nashville Public Library is helping to mark the fifth anniversary of the historic May 2010 floods.

Nearly two dozen people died in the floods and rising waters caused billions in damages.

Old Hickory resident Harding Brewster used an old boat stored in his back yard to ferry his neighbors to safety as water surged into his neighborhood. His home was badly damaged, but he recalled that a second tragedy was the flood of unscrupulous contactors who converged on the area.

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it's preparing to conduct tests on a new reactor in Spring City, Tennessee, as it nears completion.

The federal agency says it plans to complete the Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor by December 2015. It would be the nation's first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century.

TVA senior vice president Mike Skaggs tells the Chattanooga Times Free Press that the unit will be ready next month for "hot functional testing" to determine how well equipment will perform.

Arson reported at a Murf. car dealership

Apr 29, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro auto dealership was the target of arson overnight.

The Murfreesboro Fire Department says it rolled four units in response to a vehicle fire at Star Auto on South Church Street just before 1 a.m. this morning.

Firefighters found a Dodge Charger on fire. A portion of the dealership office and a second vehicle also suffered damage before the fire could be extinguished.

The Fire Department says surveillance video shows an individual pouring a flammable liquid between the two cars just before the Charger caught fire.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s Attorney General is praising the performance of the lawyer who represented the state yesterday in the same sex marriage case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Assistant Solicitor General Counsel Joe Whalen was chosen to represent Tennessee and three other states during oral arguments in the landmark case. Whalen successfully argued Tennessee’s case before the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last year.

Names released of MTSU students shot on Sunday

Apr 29, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The names of the Middle Tennessee State students shot at an apartment complex near campus have been released by Murfreesboro Police.

The MPD says Dartavious Brittenum and Travious Miller, both 19, were shot early Sunday morning at the University Gables Apartments.

Police say they responded to a shots fired call just after 1 a.m. and discovered Miller lying in the parking lot with multiple gunshot wounds. The first officer on the scene rendered first aid until EMS arrived.