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10:49am

Tue June 11, 2013
Top Stories

Monday Storms Cause Scattered Damage in the Mid-State

A possible twister photographed by Debra Wilson of Franklin on Hwy 840 in the Triune area Monday afternoon. The Wilsons photographed what they believed to be a second twister on the opposite side of the road moments later.
Credit courtesy Debra Wilson

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Mid-State storms caused scattered, mostly minor damage Monday afternoon, but south-central Kentucky took quite a beating.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Adairville, 35 miles north of Nashville. Meteorologists say the EF2 tornado had sustained winds of 135 mph and plowed a path estimated at five miles long and 300 yards wide.

There were three known injuries in Logan County, Kentucky, none of them life-threatening. One home was demolished and three others were damaged.

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10:29am

Tue June 11, 2013
Arts

Bonnaroo Headliner Postpones Dates Due to Illness

Credit mumfordandsons.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Bonnaroo headliner may not make it to Tennessee this weekend.

Mumford & Sons bassist Ted Dwane has a blood clot on his brain that requires surgery.

The Grammy Award-winning folk-rock group has already postponed concerts scheduled this week in Dallas and New Orleans. A statement on the group’s website says there are no current plans to postpone or cancel any other appearances on the current tour.

Mumford & Sons is scheduled to appear Saturday at Bonnaroo in Manchester.

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12:30pm

Wed May 22, 2013
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Tenn. Woman's "Fresh Start" Ends in Tragedy

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WMOT) — A Tennessee woman who moved to North Carolina two weeks ago for a new job and a fresh start is dead and charges have been filed in her murder.

Authorities in Wake County, North Carolina, say they've found no prior connections between Melissa Dawn Huggins-Jones and the three people charged with killing her.

Huggins-Jones' 8-year-old daughter found her mother covered in blood inside their new home and sought help from construction crews working nearby.

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11:17am

Mon May 20, 2013
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Bonnaroo Site to Host Additional Events, Economic Impact Grows

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Bonnaroo released a  new economic impact study Monday indicating the annual music festival contributes more than $50 million dollars to Middle Tennessee’s economy each year.

Greyhill Associates of New York conducted the study, which says festival goers directly spend about $36 million annually, while also generating indirect expenditures amounting to $15 million.

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10:28am

Mon May 20, 2013
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New Convention Center Opens, Expansion Plans Already in the Works

Ribbon cutting ceremonies opening Nashville's new convention center were held Monday, May 20.
Credit City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Metro Nashville held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday morning for its new Music City Center convention facility.

The official opening actually came on the second day festivities marking the center’s completion.

Officials say about 15,000 visitors turned out Sunday to tour the new facility, enjoy live music, and try out an indoor zip line.

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