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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis home where soul music legend Aretha Franklin was born may get some love from the DIY Network, officials in charge of fixing up the crumbling structure said Thursday.

Jeffrey Higgs, president of the LeMoyne-Owen College Community Development Corporation, told a judge he has been in discussions with a producer at the remodeling and home improvement cable network on a plan to repair and move the house for one of its programs.

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 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam isn't ruling out a future run for U.S. Senate.

The Republican's comments came in response to a question at a Tennessee Press Association luncheon Wednesday. He also told reporters that a possible Senate bid isn't something he's been spending a lot of time thinking about.

Haslam, who cannot seek re-election in 2018 due to term limits, said he really doesn't know what he's going to do next. He said governor and U.S. senator are two really different jobs.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee senator has locked up her state Capitol office amid a renewed feud with protesters.

About a dozen people were involved in Tuesday's protest at Republican Sen. Mae Beavers' office. Some read civil rights writings and knocked on her door inside the office.

Last week, Beavers and GOP Rep. Mark Pody abruptly ended their own news conference when protesters interrupted to oppose the lawmakers' bathroom bill and legislation defining marriage as only between a man and a woman.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's ambitious transportation plan is headed for a key vote in the House on Wednesday, though lawmakers are uncertain whether the bill that would include Tennessee's first gas tax hike since 1989 can gain enough votes to advance.

House Majority Leader Glen Casada says he hopes the House Transportation Subcommittee will either approve the governor's plan, or amend it to include an alternate proposal made by Republican Rep. David Hawk of Greeneville.

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 CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Clarksville woman has been arrested in the slaying of an Army veteran whose body was found in a wooded area of Middle Tennessee in 2015.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/2kVfLH1) reported Thursday that the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that 39-year-old Jade Amanda Rose Breeden was charged with murder in 30-year-old Melissa Sue Napier's death.

A hunter discovered Napier's body in Palmyra in December 2015. Her brother reported her missing Dec. 8.

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