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6:04am

Tue October 28, 2014
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New Tenn. AG issues opinion on adult themed businesses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in his first legal opinion since taking office that Tennessee can continue to restrict the hours that adult-oriented establishments are open.

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11:11am

Mon October 27, 2014
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Police say argument over text messages led to MTSU student stabbing

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State was arrested over the weekend after police say she stabbed her roommate during an argument over text messages.

Police say they’ve charged 20 year-old Tamara J. Banks with Domestic Aggravated Assault in the case.

The arrest report says police were called to an apartment on Wenlon Drive Saturday afternoon where they found 19 year-old MTSU student Diamonique L. McClung bleeding from cuts to the back of her head and right forearm. McClung told police that Banks had stabbed her.

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10:42am

Mon October 27, 2014
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MTSU seminar asks: "Is college worth the cost?"

Author Joel Best will be the keynote speaker at the MTSU Seminar on student debt.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  With one one-in-five Tennesseans with student debt now defaulting on those loans, a seminar at Middle Tennessee State is set to answer the question: Is a college education worth the cost?

The list of topics to be addressed grew out of discussions Dr. Meredith Dye had with one of her sociology classes. She says her students expressed concerns about their ability to make enough money post-graduation to both live on and pay back academic loans.

Dye says her students also explored whether they were borrowing more than was really necessary.

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8:33am

Mon October 27, 2014
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31 arrested overnight in Williamson County drug sweep

FAIRVIEW, Tenn. (AP) — Deputies in Williamson County are serving arrest warrants after a grand jury indicted 31 people on drug charges.

Media report the drug sweep was taking place Monday morning and targeted both dealers and suppliers.

Williamson County Sheriff's deputies and Fairview police were being assisted by the U.S. Marshals Task Force, the Tennessee Department of Correction, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and Williamson County Animal Control.

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10:23am

Fri October 24, 2014
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Will Tennessee Promise hurt the state's four-year public universities?

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The number of students applying for free community college classes using Gov. Bill Haslam’s Tennessee Promise initiative has grown to more than twice initial projections.

The Tennessean reports state officials had expected about 20,000 students to participate, but with one week remaining in the registration period nearly 45,000 have applied. That number represents about two-thirds of this year’s high school graduating class.

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