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5:22pm

Sun March 2, 2014
Top Stories

Police Seek Help in Solving Middle Tenn. Murder

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a Middle Tennessee mother nearly four years ago.

WTVF-TV reports (http://bit.ly/NgmGde ) that 27-year-old Lydia Gutierrez was killed in front of her two children in a Sumner County home in August 2010. Detectives said she was suffocated with a plastic bag, then stabbed multiple times.

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10:02pm

Fri February 28, 2014
Top Stories

Search Warrants Executed in Holly Bobo Case

CAMDEN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has been searching in Decatur and surrounding counties and conducting interviews in the case of a nursing student who has been missing nearly three years.

Holly Bobo was 20 years old when she disappeared from her family's rural west Tennessee home near Parsons in April of 2011. Her brother told police he saw a man wearing camouflage leading Bobo into the woods.

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6:08am

Fri February 28, 2014
Arts

Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg Headline Memphis Music Fest

Credit memphisinmay.org

 

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kid Rock, Snoop Dogg, Alabama Shakes and Jerry Lee Lewis are among the 60-plus acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in May.

The lineup also includes Foster the People, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Motorhead, Patti LaBelle, Avenged Sevenfold and the North Mississippi All-Stars.

The three day festival begins May 2 at Tom Lee Park on the banks of the Mississippi.

The festival is part of the month long Memphis in May tourist event, which also features the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

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6:01am

Fri February 28, 2014
Politics

No Sign of Expansion at Plant Where UAW Dealt Loss

Senator Bob Corker
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Friday marks the end of the two-week period within which U.S. Sen. Bob Corker promised Volkswagen would announce another line at its factory in Tennessee if workers rejected representation by the United Auto Workers union.

So far there's little sign of any pending announcement.

Workers at the Chattanooga plant ended up voting 712-626 against the UAW, in an election the union claims was tainted by threats and intimidation from Republicans like Corker, Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers.

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12:34pm

Tue February 25, 2014
Politics

Gov. Haslam Punts Medicaid Expansion to the Feds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he has asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make a counterproposal to Tennessee's efforts to carve out a special deal for Medicaid expansion.

Haslam told reporters Monday that he had met with Sebelius twice during a Washington visit and that she was aware of the state's requests to use the federal money to subsidize private insurance and promote healthier lifestyles through a series of incentives.

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