8:40pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Aggravated Burglary, Assault and Weapons Charges

MTSU Student Arrested for Armed Robbery

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  --  New developments Tuesday in last week’s armed robbery here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State.

Police have arrested an MTSU student in the case. Eighteen year-old Christopher Hendrix turned himself in to authorities after campus Police obtained arrest warrants charging Hendrix with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Assault and Carrying Weapons on School Property.

Police said Hendrix told them last week’s incident in a Scarlett Commons apartment began when he and the victim got into a fight over a drug deal.

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8:32pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Mayor Dean Says High-Tech Jobs are Welcome

LifePoint Moves Headquarters to Nashville

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn.  --  Metro Davidson County has scored a rare economic victory over its upscale neighbor Williamson County.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was joined Tuesday by Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty at a press conference to announce that the LifePoint hospital group would be relocating its corporate headquarters to an office park on the metro side of Brentwood.

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8:23pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Sullivan County Makes Tough Choices

County Ends Pauper Burials

 

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —Sullivan County in East Tennessee will no longer provide pauper burials.

On Monday, County Mayor Steve Godsey told county commissioners that if they’re contacted about an indigent death they should provide the caller with the phone number for Restore Life USA.

That's a Johnson City-based nonprofit that provides human tissue for research and education.

With budgets tight, the commission this year cut the funds for pauper burials to $10,000 and Godsey says the money is nearly gone already.

5:32pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Europe

Spain's Next Leader Is Urged To Get An Early Start

In Spain, last weekend's election victory by austerity-minded conservatives hasn't done much to quell volatile markets. It's been a rude awakening for Spain's next prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, who's under pressure to enact reforms quickly — even before he takes office next month.

5:24pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Around the Nation

TSA Nears A Goal: Letting You Keep Your Shoes On

Nearly 3.5 million holiday travelers are expected to board planes this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Many dread the long lines and invasive procedures of security checkpoints. Hoping to improve the experience, the Transportation Security Administration is working on a device that would let passengers keep their shoes on through security checks.

5:13pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Politics

Huntsman Struggles For Traction In New Hampshire

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 10:01 am

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Most candidates see a strong showing in the New Hampshire primary as important. For Republican Jon Huntsman, it's essential. The former Utah governor has staked his whole campaign on the New Hampshire primary. New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers reports.

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4:38pm

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Google Scraps Renewable Energy Initiative

With a small mention on its blog, Google officially scrapped a project, which sought to drive down the cost of renewable energy.

"At this point, other institutions are better positioned than Google to take this research to the next level. So we've published our results to help others in the field continue to advance the state of power tower technology, and we've closed our efforts," Google said on its official blog.

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4:20pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Mitt Romney

Romney To Iowans: 'The Country Counts On You'

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 7:13 am

Mitt Romney, shown with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, speaks to Nationwide Insurance employees Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa. Thune, once considered a potential candidate himself, has endorsed Romney in the GOP race for the presidential nomination.
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Mitt Romney was campaigning in Iowa on Wednesday, raising his flag a bit higher in the state that begins the presidential nominating process with its caucuses on Jan. 3.

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4:05pm

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

NFL's Thanksgiving Day Lineup: Grudge Matches, Not 'Turkeys'

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 10:01 am

With five of Thursday's six teams owning winning records, the NFL's 2011 Thanksgiving Day games are creating some anticipation. In Atlanta, a fan got into the holiday spirit last week, wearing a turkey/referee hat.
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With six weeks left in the NFL's regular season, the league's traditional Thanksgiving Day Classic games have football fans excited. Almost all of the teams involved are having strong seasons. And if the day's three games have a common theme, it could be "grudge match."

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4:01pm

Wed November 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Scientists Bag Small Game In Bathroom Germ Safari

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 4:03 pm

Right this way, ladies and germs.
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Turns out Howard Hughes was right. The world is a very germy place, especially public restrooms.

The reclusive billionaire, who had the world's most notorious case of so-called germophobia, would go to just about any length to avoid contamination. He wore tissue boxes on his feet. He burned his clothing if someone near him got sick. He wrote careful instructions to his staff on how to open a can of peaches without contaminating them.

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