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Bobo family

DECATURVILLE , Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney representing one of the men charged in the kidnapping and killing of nursing student Holly Bobo has filed motions asking that evidence be turned over, charges be dropped or the prosecutor be held in contempt.

Zachary Adams and Jason Autry were charged last spring with murder and kidnapping and both have pleaded not guilty.

tnschoolchoice.com/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation to create a school voucher program in Tennessee is headed for a vote on the Senate floor.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga was approved 9-2 in the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday and is now being scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.

The legislation is similar to a measure Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed last year that failed.

Under Gardenhire's proposal, eligibility would be opened to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent.

wallethub.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Tennessee may never be considered progressive, but it turns out that Murfreesboro is a place where women can find a surprisingly high level of equality, at least where work life is concerned.

The personal finance website Nerdwallet.com decided to rate the nation’s cities for workplace equality and Murfreesboro clocked in at fourth in the medium sized cities category.

WMOT remembers Bob Parlocha (1938 to 2015)

Mar 17, 2015
WFMT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT is saddened to report that overnight Jazz host Bob Parlocha died this past weekend.

Estin Usher of radio station WFMT says in an email that Parlocha died of a heart attack Sunday. He had reportedly been in poor health for about a year. He was 76 at the time of his death.

Parlocha’s shows as heard on WMOT are produced by the Jazz Network based at WFMT in Chicago. Parlocha had been with the network since 1995.

TNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  It’s Poison Prevention week and the Tennessee Poison Center notes that poisoning is the leading cause of injury death killing more people than car accidents.

Alysha Behrman with the Drug and Poison Information Center says 90 percent of all poisonings occur in the home, and it’s crucial to act quickly. Behrman says most poisonings involve children under age five, and include exposure to cosmetics, household cleaners and pain medications.

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