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11:41am

Mon March 31, 2014
Top Stories

Missing Mother and Child Case Now a Homicide Investigation

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a missing woman and her child are still hoping for new leads in their disappearance, even though it's been 10 years since they were last seen.

Kathy Nale told WTVF-TV in Nashville that the emotional ride has been "like a roller coaster" since her daughter, Jennifer Wix, and 2-year-old granddaughter, Adrianna, went missing in Robertson County.

Three months ago new information surfaced allowing authorities to re-classify the investigation from a missing persons case to a homicide; increasing the reward to $27,000.

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12:21pm

Mon March 24, 2014
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Ouch! 7800+ Tennesseans to See Steep Flood Insurance Hikes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For many Tennessee property owners in flood-prone areas, a move by Congress to soften steep increases to subsidized insurance policies may come as little comfort.

A new law signed by President Barack Obama last week dials back some of most dramatic hikes in the price of national flood insurance, but Federal Emergency Management Agency statistics reviewed by The Associated Press show that 7,780 flood insurance policies in Tennessee still face soaring insurance rates.

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8:32am

Fri March 21, 2014
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Bill Changes Way Some Tennessee Charter Schools Authorized

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation that changes the way certain charter schools are authorized.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Dolores Gresham of Somerville was approved 20-12 on Thursday. The House version was approved 62-30 last year. It must now approve technical changes made by the Senate before heading to the governor for his consideration.

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8:28am

Fri March 21, 2014
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Johnny Cash's Great-Niece Stabbed, Stuffed in a Box

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Middle Tennessee say the great-niece of singer Johnny Cash has been found stabbed to death and stuffed in a box in a house.

Putnam County Sheriff David Andrews said Thursday that Courtney Cash's body was found Wednesday morning.

Andrews said Cash's body was found in a large chest. A man identified as William Austin Johnson, Cash's boyfriend, was being treated for stab wounds at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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10:52am

Thu March 20, 2014
Politics

Wine in Grocery Stores Bill Signed Today, Hold the Toasts Till 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to sign a bill to allow supermarket wine sales into law on Thursday.

But that doesn't mean your neighborhood grocery store will be able to stock your favorite merlot or chardonnay any time soon.

The measure passed after years of legislative debate requires voters to first approve supermarket wine sales in a referendum. And even after that, the earliest wine could be sold in supermarkets and convenience stores would be in the summer of 2016 — or a year later if they are located near an existing liquor store.

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