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11:20am

Wed February 12, 2014
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Winter Takes Another Shot at Tennessee

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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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11:03am

Wed February 12, 2014
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Tenn. Dept. of Health Issues E-Cig Advisory

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Health is stepping into the controversy surrounding the use of e-cigarettes with a new health advisory.

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery powered electronic devices that vaporize a nicotine mixture that the user inhales. A number of stores catering to their use have opened in the mid-state in recent months.

Dr. David Reagan is the department’s Chief Medical Officer.

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10:55am

Wed February 12, 2014
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Mid-State Researcher Paying Tribute to Famed Tuskegee Airmen

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state historian will pay tribute this weekend to the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first all African-American military air corps.

Dr. Randy Johnson is an Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Johnson will be traveling to Alabama this weekend to attend a dedication of a new museum inside Hanger Two on Moton Field where the Tuskegee Airmen took their initial flight training.

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11:12am

Tue February 11, 2014
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Forecasters say Deep South Facing "Catastrophic Event"

ATLANTA (AP/WMOT) — It appears the mid-state has dodged the weather bullet again, but much of the Deep South will not be so lucky.

In a rare dire warning, forecasters say a winter storm making its way across the region could be a "catastrophic event" for residents across metro Atlanta and much of Georgia.

National Weather Service forecasters issued the warning this morning. They say the storm could reach "historical proportions."

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8:36am

Tue February 11, 2014
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Pleas in Murfreesboro Video Strangulation Case

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (SIDELINES/WMOT)  --  Verdicts have been handed down in a case that involves four MTSU students and the videotaped strangulation of a 19 year-old woman.

Reporter Quint Qualls with WMOT media partner Sidelines says three former MTSU football players and one student pleaded no contest on Friday to charges of aggravated assault in connection with the May, 2013 incident.

Former Blue Raiders defensive tackle James D. Jones faces up to 90 days in jail and six years of probation. He’ll be sentenced in mid-May.

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