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10:28am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Tenn. MADD, Nationwide launches holiday "Tie One On" campaign

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNNS)  --  Drunk drivers make the holidays the deadliest time of the year on Tennessee highways.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee spokesperson Kate Ritchie says that because of the increased risk, MADD is once again partnering with Nationwide Insurance for the "Tie One On For Safety" campaign.

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10:09am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Radio host Jian Ghomeshi arrested in sex case

Former CBC Radio host Jian Ghomeshi
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TORONTO (AP/WMOT) — The longtime host of a popular program heard each evening on WMOT has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

Police have arrested Jian Ghomeshi, the former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host for the program “CUE.”

Toronto police say that former CBC star has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of what they called "overcome resistance — choking."

The allegations, first reported in the media in October, rocked the Canadian public broadcaster, a much loved Canadian institution.

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9:57am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Is the news media part of the problem in Ferguson?

Prosecutor Bob McCulloch delivers the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Was St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch right to lambast the news media for complicating the grand jury review of the Michael Brown shooting case?

A mid-state journalism professor says keeping the public informed is just part of a prosecutor’s job.

McCulloch announced Monday evening that the grand jury had chosen not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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8:02am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Franklin road reopens where tanker truck burned

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Construction of a new bridge has been completed over Interstate 65 south of Nashville where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire three months ago.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the exit has been reopened to traffic at State Road 248 in Williamson County. Two lanes and a center turn lane were opened yesterday.

The truck driver was killed in the crash Aug. 15 at Franklin.

Commissioner John Schroer says demolishing two bridges and building a new one in 102 days is a record for the agency.

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7:33am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Ferguson-related protests held across Tennessee

Students gather on the MTSU campus November 25, 2014 to remember Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- There were protests held across the nation and across Tennessee Tuesday in reaction to the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri.

WSMV-TV reports a few hundred protesters marched through downtown Nashville. They ended up briefly blocking several streets, including Interstate 24. Nashville police cordoned off streets as the protesters passed to keep them safe.

The Associated Press says about 200 protesters marched peacefully in Memphis Tuesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel says about 100 people marched for Michael Brown in that city.

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