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10:34am

Wed January 22, 2014
Top Stories

State of Emergency Declared as Freeze Hits Tenn.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  As sub-freezing temperatures settle in here in the mid-state, local charities report that some of the region’s most vulnerable residents are having trouble keeping the heat on.

Jane Sharp, Co-Director of Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro, says her agency is hearing from a lot of people who are having trouble buying enough propane or heating oil to keep their homes warm.

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12:37pm

Thu January 16, 2014
Top Stories

Haslam Proposes More Anti-meth Cold Medication Restrictions

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing legislation that would require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines that are used to make methamphetamine.

In a press event that wrapped up just a few minutes ago the governor said that the bill is meant target the purchase of large amounts of medicines from a variety of stores, a practice known as "smurfing."

The monthly amount of cold medicines - like Sudafed - that could be purchased without a prescription is the equivalent to the average total purchased by Tennesseans each year.

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2:14pm

Wed January 15, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Business Coalition Supports Common Core

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statewide business coalition is showing its support for Tennessee's Common Core education standards.

The group, called Businesses for Tennessee Prosperity, held a press conference at Legislative Plaza near the state Capitol on Wednesday afternoon to announce the effort.

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9:45am

Tue January 14, 2014
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"Inciting to Riot" Charge Against UTC Student Dropped

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A judge has dismissed most of the charges against a University of Tennessee at Chattanooga student who was arrested after trying to approach a street preacher on campus.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Cole Montalvo is no longer facing charges of inciting to riot, disorderly conduct and obstruction of justice. However, Hamilton County General Sessions Court Judge Gary Starnes sent one charge — resisting arrest — to a grand jury.

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9:02am

Tue January 14, 2014
Politics

36K in Tenn. Enroll Through Insurance Marketplace

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — More than 36,000 Tennesseans have signed up for coverage under the new health insurance exchange established under President Barack Obama's law.

According to nationwide statistics released yesterday, more than 2 million people had enrolled through the end of the year.

Three out of every four people eligible for the exchange also qualified for financial subsidies.

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