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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — One person has been killed and two others have been injured after a police pursuit ended in a crash in Rutherford County.

Media outlets report the crash happened early Sunday in Murfreesboro.

Rutherford County Sheriff's spokeswoman Lisa Marchesoni says in a statement that a deputy tried to pull over a vehicle for speeding, but the driver continued down the road at speeds of more than 130 mph.

Officials say the pursuit ended  when the driver lost control, rolled the vehicle and slammed into an embankment.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has declined to take up Volkswagen's challenge of a union vote at its lone U.S. assembly plant in Tennessee.

The German automaker had sought to appeal a decision that allowed the group of roughly 160 workers specializing in the repair and maintenance of machinery and robots to hold a unionization vote.

The United Auto Workers won that election 108-44, but the company declined to enter into contract negotiations while challenging the election to the federal labor panel.

Tennessee General Assembly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers are planning to vote Thursday on the state's nearly $35 billion spending plan for the budget year beginning July 1.

While hot button topics like social issues and guns tend to draw much attention during the legislative session, passing a balance budget is the chief responsibility for members of the General Assembly.

Lawmakers have spent much of this week hammering out agreements over smaller budget items, while leaving intact most of the spending plan Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed at the start of the session.

RCSO

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student attending Middle Tennessee State University is facing a charge of Aggravated Assault after police say she stabbed a woman at Raider’s Ridge Apartments this past weekend.

Twenty-two-year-old Tashley Shanice Harber was arrested Sunday afternoon by Murfreesboro Police in connection with the incident. Records indicate that Harber is a senior business major at MTSU.

bethharwell.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell is creating a task force to propose ways to improve access to health care in Tennessee.

Democrats were quick to criticize the announcement as an attempt to deflect election-year criticism for turning down Gov. Bill Haslam's Insure Tennessee plan to cover 280,000 low-income Tennesseans.

Harwell says she began conversations with health policy experts at Vanderbilt University's medical school after lawmakers rejected Insure Tennessee last year.

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