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11:20am

Wed February 12, 2014
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Winter Takes Another Shot at Tennessee

Credit weather.gov

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The winter that wouldn't quit is having another go at Tennessee, with forecasts calling for snow, sleet and road difficulties.

In anticipation of the weather, school systems across the state canceled classes Wednesday.

Roads are expected to be icy and snow-packed in some areas, creating dangerous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service says East Tennessee is under a winter storm warning and can expect up to 8 inches of snow by Wednesday evening.

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5:31pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

MTSU Poll: Haslam Job Approval Takes Dive

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows Gov. Bill Haslam's job approval has dropped since last spring.

The poll released Monday shows the Republican governor slid from 61 percent, the last poll rating, to 47 percent.

Poll director Ken Blake says the decrease occurred primarily among the state's Democrats and political independents.

Approval among Democrats fell from 52 percent to 42 percent, while independents dropped from 69 percent to 41 percent.

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5:29pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Lawmakers: VW Incentives Threatened by UAW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are threatening that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation.

State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in a news conference in Chattanooga on Monday called the United Auto Workers campaign at the plant "un-American." He said a vote in favor of the union would lead the wide GOP majorities in the state Legislature to take a dim view of future incentives aimed at expanding production.

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12:25pm

Mon February 10, 2014
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Survivors of Fire that Killed Nine Improving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The conditions of a father and daughter who were the only survivors in a Kentucky house fire that killed nine family members have been upgraded.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials said Monday that 36-year-old Chad Watson and his 11-year-old daughter, Kylie, are both in stable condition. Hospital spokesman Craig Boerner said the two had been in critical but stable condition since they arrived on Jan. 30 but were upgraded over the weekend.

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12:23pm

Mon February 10, 2014
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Mid-State Woman Shot in Church Dies

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman who was shot inside a Putman County church last week has died from her injuries.

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office said that 61-year-old Etta Medley died on Sunday after being shot by her brother-in-law during a domestic violence incident at the Double Springs Church.

Investigators say Medley was trying to save her sister when she was shot by her brother-in-law inside the church in the Double Springs community on Feb. 2.

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