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12:46pm

Wed January 28, 2015
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Shoplifter pulls a Houdini on Murfreesboro Police

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A routine shoplifting call turned into quite a tussle for a couple of Murfreesboro police officers overnight.

Police say they were called to the Old Fort Parkway Walmart just after midnight regarding possible shoplifting. When they arrived an employee pointed out two me, believed to be hiding merchandise in their clothing.

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12:42pm

Wed January 28, 2015
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Will Tennessee Promise students need extra help to succeed?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About 90 percent of Tennessee's 2014 high school graduates have applied for the first year of Tennessee Promise, the program that offers eligible seniors the chance to go to a community college or technical college tuition-free.

 

The Tennessean reports that amounts to about 58,000 students and exceeds predictions by tens of thousands.

Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan says, not only will there be more students, but they’ll likely need more help to succeed.

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12:28pm

Wed January 28, 2015
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Vanderbilt rapists to be sentenced March 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The mid-state is bussing today about the verdict reached in the Vanderbilt rape trial Tuesday and the story has receive national attention.

The two former Vanderbilt football players convicted of raping a former student are scheduled to be sentenced on March 6. They face the possibility of decades in prison.

The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty Tuesday afternoon.

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12:31pm

Tue January 27, 2015
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Tenn. doctors have reservations about new Medicare payment plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tennessee hospitals seem happy with new guidelines outlining the way the federal government pays for Medicare patients, but Tennessee’s doctors are expressing concerns.

Under the new rules, doctors and hospitals can be punished financially if the cost for caring for a patient gets too high. If a patient, picks up an infection requiring additional care while in the hospital, the hospital and doctor could lose money on the case.

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12:27pm

Tue January 27, 2015
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Get ready for ten digit phone dialing in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A growing population and the explosive expansion of the use of hand-held electronic devices has prompted the creation of a new area code for Middle Tennessee.

The Tennessee Regulatory Authority says that a 629 area code and 10-digit dialing will go into effect at the end of February, joining the 615 area code in everyday use.

Beginning February 28, everyone in the mid-state will have to dial 10 digits for every call, regardless whether the call is local or long distance.

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