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8:36am

Wed April 9, 2014
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Murf Police Make Quick Arrest in Shooting Death

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Police made a quick arrest Tuesday in the shooting death of a Murfrreesboro man.

Twenty-three year old Christopher Turley died of a gunshot wound Tuesday morning at dawn near his home on E. Clark Blvd.

Tuesday afternoon Murfreesboro Police announced they’d arrested 22 year-old Anthony P. Smith, of Christiana in connection with the homicide. He’s been charged with first-degree murder in Turley’s death.

Smith's bond was set at $500,000. He’s due in court April 24.

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10:29am

Tue April 8, 2014
Politics

Haslam Free Tuition Plan to be Heard by Key Senate Panel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover a full ride at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is scheduled to be heard by a key Senate committee Tuesday.

Tennessee Promise is a cornerstone of Haslam's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by 2025 to help improve overall job qualifications and attract employers to the state.

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10:33am

Fri April 4, 2014
Politics

State Worried About Drop in Federal Transportation Funding

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The State of Tennessee has released a surprisingly lean three-year, $1.5 billion transportation program.

 

The Haslam administration says the plan takes a conservative approach because of uncertainty over future federal transportation funding. The budget contains no money to pay for new project engineering studies.

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10:42am

Fri March 21, 2014
Politics

Will Haslam's "Tennesse Promise" Result in Less Funding for Higher Education?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to provide a free community college education for all of the state’s high school graduates is moving forward in the Senate.

The "Tennessee Promise" legislation advanced out of a Senate committee this week. The House version of the bill is also advancing.

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10:04am

Fri March 21, 2014
Politics

Obamacare Insurance Open Enrollment Ending Soon

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The enrollment window to sign up for medical insurance under the new Affordable Care Act closes on March 31.

If you fail buy a policy prior to that time you won’t be able to sign up again until October.  There will be emergency exemptions, but only for people in a few specific circumstances.

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