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10:06am

Thu April 18, 2013
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Storms Building, Will Sweep East Across Tenn.

Credit srh.noaa.gov/ohx/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Strong thunderstorms are expected to develop across Tennessee today and tonight and some could become severe.

The National Weather Service says stormy weather will move into the state this afternoon as a squall line moves eastward out of Arkansas.

Nashville based meteorologist Tom Johnstone says the biggest risk is in West Tennessee as the storm’s squall line moves across the state.

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12:24pm

Wed April 17, 2013
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MADD: Taking the Key’s Doesn’t Take Away the Risk

Credit madd.org/local-offices/tn/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mothers Against Drunk Driving is urging parents to talk with their children about underage drinking following the release of new data that says two-thirds of alcohol related teen deaths are not the result of traffic fatalities.

MADD has designated this Sunday “PowerTalk 21 Day:” a day for parents to have that long overdue conversation about underage drinking.

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12:19pm

Wed April 17, 2013
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Suspicious Letter Sent to Pres. Obama Has Memphis Postmark

Credit fbi.gov

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI says suspicious letters sent to President Barack Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker are related and are both postmarked out of Memphis, Tenn., dated April 8.

The FBI says the substance in both letters have preliminarily tested positive for ricin, a potentially fatal poison.

In an intelligence bulletin obtained by The Associated Press, the FBI says the letters both say: "To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance." Both letters are signed, "I am KC and I approve this message.

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7:26pm

Mon April 15, 2013
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Boston Marathon Bombing: The Tennessee Connection

BOSTON (AP/WMOT) — Boston police commissioner Ed Davis says the number of people injured in yesterday’s bombing has risen to 176, with 17 of those in critical condition

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy.

More than 260 Tennesseans were registered to run in the Boston Marathon, including a large contingent from the mid-state. There were more than 50 runners registered for the race from Nashville, 17 from Franklin, 13 from Clarksville and 10 from Murfreesboro.

There are currently no reports of injuries among race participants from Tennessee.

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7:11pm

Mon April 15, 2013
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FBI Locks Down Haslam Family Business HQ

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An FBI spokesman says agents have locked down the headquarters of the truck stop business owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

FBI spokesman Marshall Stone says the lockdown is part of an ongoing investigation but wouldn't say what agents were doing inside the Knoxville building Monday.

Pilot Flying J spokeswoman Lauren Christ says the company does not know why FBI officials closed the office, but officials are cooperating.

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