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Mon March 9, 2015
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An entire month's worth of rain expected this week

Credit NWS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The good weather news is winter seems to finally be behind us, but the bad news is this week’s expected heavy rains could lead to flooding here in the mid-state.

Forecasters with the National Weather Service Office in Nashville say we could see another cold snap before old man winter loosens his grip on Middle Tennessee, but it isn’t likely.

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Fri March 6, 2015
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Gov. Haslam requests probe of 11 hypothermia deaths in Feb.

Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has asked the Department of Health to investigate why 11 people froze to death during last month's winter storm.

Some were found dead in their homes after being without heat. At least two were elderly people who froze outside their homes after falling down.

Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner told WPLN-FM ( the homeless are most at risk for hypothermia, but people in homes can also die if their heat is out. The situation can be worse if a person is on medication or abusing alcohol.

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Thu March 5, 2015
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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A statewide coalition working to eliminate the use of capital punishment is helping establish a conservative group also against the death penalty.

Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is working with Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, a national network of political and social conservatives questioning the alignment of capital punishment with conservative principles and values.

TADP plans to launch a Tennessee chapter of the organization.

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Thu March 5, 2015
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Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

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Wed March 4, 2015
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Group to hold closed-door security briefing at Tenn. Capitol

Tenn. State Capitol Building

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private group called the Tennessee Task Force on National and Homeland Security is holding a closed-door briefing for lawmakers at the Capitol Wednesday.

Spokesman Jeff Hartline says the group is "all about safety, security and sniffing out threats." While leaders tout expertise in Islamic terrorism and electromagnetic pulse weapons, Hartline says the group is concerned with all manner of security concerns.

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