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12:14pm

Tue March 26, 2013
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Franklin Police Get Creative to Solve 22 Year-Old Murder

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Franklin police are getting creative in an attempt to solve the city’s only unsolved murder case.

Forty-nine year-old Franklin resident Peggy Cox was killed while working at the Hardees drive through on a February night in 1991. Police followed up on several leads at the time, but have had no luck solving the case in the 22 years since.

So Chief David Rahinksky has arranged for a society of forensic experts based in Philadelphia to review the case. The Vidocq Society draws on the expertise of forensic specialists from 17 states and 11 countries.

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12:23pm

Thu March 21, 2013
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Weather Services Says Tennessee May See a Stormy Spring

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first full day of spring is feeling a lot like winter in Tennessee.

The National Weather Service office in Nashville says Thursday morning’s low of 22 degrees was just six degrees off the record for the date. Today’s high in the 40s will be a good 20 degrees below average.

West Tennessee is under a winter weather advisory Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service says 1 to 2 inches of snow is possible in the region with the heaviest snowfall occurring Thursday evening.

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11:21am

Wed March 20, 2013
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Williamson Healthiest County, Rutherford Second Healthiest

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin ranks the relative health of people living in Tennessee's counties.

The report — out today — lists Williamson County as the healthiest among the state's 95 counties. Rutherford County came in second.

Grundy County on the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau came in last.

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11:49am

Tue March 19, 2013
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Rutherford County Deputy Caught in Drug Sting

Former Rutherford County deputy Luis Reynoldo Parra-Flores, 36, joined the department in January 2008
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy has been charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.

Deputy Luis Reynoldo Parra Flores was charged by federal authorities yesterday after a joint DEA, Nashville Police operation arrested Flores when he tried to take possession of five kilograms of cocaine from a drug courier at Nashville International Airport on March 13.

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10:29am

Tue March 19, 2013
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Tenn. ACLU Holds Annual Rights Conference for Students

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  High school students from all around the mid-state will converge on Nashville Wednesday to explore their constitutional rights.

The gathering is an annual event sponsored by the Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and is open to all public and private high school students.

Sruthi Madhu, a student at Brentwood’s Ravenwood High, will be attending the conference, and says she finds the topics to be addressed timely.

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