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flynashville.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)  --  Nashville International Airport is starting to see flight cancelations to the northeast as a major snow storm snarls air travel nationwide.

Almost 1,900 flights scheduled today have been canceled, according to the flight tracking site FlightAware. Nearly 1,800 additional flights have been scrapped for tomorrow.

Emily Richard is a spokesperson for Nashville International.

goblueraiders.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — MTSU Men’s basketball trailed for much of their game against Charlotte, but pulled ahead in the final seconds to win 72-69 Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders lost the lead early in the first half and didn’t get it back until Jaqawn Raymond's hit a 3-pointer with 1:49 remaining. Reggie Upshaw made two free throws to extend the lead to three with 43 seconds remaining.

Jacquez Rozier scored 13 points and Jacob Ivory tied his career high with 12 to lead Middle Tennessee. The team is now 12-8 on the season and 5-2 Conference USA.

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is touring the state this week to promote his Medicaid expansion plan to cover about 200,000 more low-income Tennesseans.

Haslam began the tour yesterday, at hospitals in Jackson and Memphis. The governor says he’ll make up to eight more stops around the state in advance of a special legislative session he’s called for Feb. 2 to consider his Insure Tennessee  initiative.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's State of the Union address is drawing critical reviews from Tennessee Republicans.

Senator Lamar Alexander’s reaction was blunt, saying the ideas the president put forward were little more than “partisan proposals that don’t have any chance of becoming law.”

State Senator Bill Ketron was equally disparaging, suggesting that rather than promoting additional spending, the president should follow Tennessee’s example and balance the federal budget.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether news media are entitled to records related to a rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.

The Court of Appeals in September ruled that records sought by a statewide media coalition should not be made public because they’re part of a continuing police investigation. The decision reversed a lower court that found that some records given to police should be made available.

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