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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say that three people have been shot outside an auto parts plant in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The Cookeville Police Department said on its Facebook page that police received a call shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday reporting the incident. The statement said the shootings took place outside the Ficosa plant but did not give any details on the victims, the shooter or a motive.

The condition of the victims is also not known at this time.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An effort to strip a proposed gas tax hike from Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost transportation funding in Tennessee is scheduled for a vote in a key House committee on Tuesday.

The change supported by Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell would rewrite the legislation to instead draw the bulk of the funding for new road and bridge construction from sales taxes paid on new and used vehicles. It would also create new taxes on electric and hybrid vehicles, and increase registration fees.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahead of an expected committee vote, several conservative Tennessee representatives are decrying a push by fellow Republicans to offer in-state tuition rates to public college students whose parents brought them to the country illegally.

At a news conference Monday, Republican Rep. Judd Matheny of Tullahoma led more than a dozen lawmakers in contending that state taxpayer money shouldn't be spent on tuition breaks for students here illegally or under temporary status through an order by former President Barack Obama.

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CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Officials say a Tennessee prison is on lockdown after three correctional officers were stabbed multiple times during a disturbance involving more than a dozen inmates.

Tennessee Department of Correction spokeswoman Neysa Taylor told WSMV-TV the inmates attacked the officers, holding one of them hostage, Sunday afternoon at a housing unit at the Turney Center Industrial Complex. The prison is located in Hickman County, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southwest of Nashville.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Metro Nashville Police Department has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that allows the bureau to investigate deaths involving the use of force by officers.

The Tennessean reports that under the new agreement, Davidson County District Attorney General Glenn Funk will ask the bureau to investigate any death involving the use of force by an on-duty Metro police officer.

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