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6:08am

Sat January 4, 2014
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Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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6:22am

Fri January 3, 2014
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Tenn. Had 36 Tornadoes in 2013, No Fatalities

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee had 36 tornadoes in 2013 with no fatalities.

According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd, in the Nashville office, 25 of the state's tornadoes took place in January. March and June saw four tornadoes each, and November had three tornadoes.

It was the first time since 2007 that there were no deaths reported from tornadoes in the state.

On average, Tennessee has 19 tornadoes each year with five fatalities.

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8:25am

Thu January 2, 2014
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Nashville murder rate hits 50-year low with 43

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say the 2013 murder rate was the lowest in the 50-year history of the metropolitan government.

According to police, Nashville had 43 criminal homicides in 2013. That's a 31 percent decrease over the previous year and a 62 percent decrease from 1997, the year of the city's highest murder rate with 112 victims.

The 2013 number includes three homicides that occurred in previous years. They were included in the 2013 count for various reasons, such as the September discovery of the body of a person missing since 2009.

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5:27am

Thu January 2, 2014
Sports

MTSU Issues Apologies From Coach, Linebacker

Roderic Blunt
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee has issued statements from coach Rick Stockstill and linebacker Roderic Blunt apologizing for Blunt's actions in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Blunt was ejected from Middle Tennessee's 24-6 loss to Navy on Monday after receiving two unsportsmanlike conduct penalties.

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8:55am

Tue December 31, 2013
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Mid-State Based Cracker Barrel Says it Won't Consider a Sale

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LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Cracker Barrel says it won't consider selling itself, and is rejecting a push from its biggest shareholder.

The company said Monday that it will continue pursuing its own business strategies.

Last week shareholder Sardar Biglari said he was willing to make a bid for the company and urged it to consider selling itself.

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