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7:46am

Mon December 10, 2012
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Tenn. Senator Gets National Media Attention for Fiscal Cliff Comments

U.S. Senator Bob Corker
Credit U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) —  Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker is getting national media attention as he weighs in on tax reform negotiations.  Republican mavericks like Corker are pressuring their leaders to rethink some of the most contentious issues, like taxes.

Corker is being quoted saying Senate Republicans would probably agree to higher taxes for the wealthiest Americans if it leads to overhauling entitlement programs. Here’s what he had to say when he spoke to reporter Judy Woodruff recently on the PBS NewsHour.

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12:09pm

Fri December 7, 2012
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A Murfreesboro "Home Away from Home" for Tennessee Vets

Andrea Lawrence (L) President of Tennessee Fisher House and TFH Board Member Colonel (Retired) Thomas Vaughn (R) stand in front of Tennessee's first Fisher House under construction on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in December, 2012.
Credit WMOT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  As the nation marks the 71st anniversary of Japan’s December 1941 surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, construction is getting underway in Middle Tennessee for a “home away from home” for Tennessee veterans.

The Tennessee affiliate of the Fisher House Foundation is building a home on the grounds of the VA Hospital in Murfreesboro. Once completed, the Fisher House will provide lodging for up to 12 veterans under treatment at the hospital and their families.

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8:36am

Fri December 7, 2012
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Price War Driving Low Fuel Prices in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro is the place to be if your gas gauge is pushing into the red.

According to Gasbuddy.com regular unleaded was selling at a number of stations around town Friday morning at $2.96.

A few stations in Nashville and Lebanon are selling regular for $2.99. A gallon of gas is selling today for $3.15 in Franklin, $3.13 in Manchester, $3.09 in Dickson and $3.08 in Clarksville.

The Murfreesboro prices are now 19 cents below the state average and 41 cents below the national average.

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12:14pm

Thu December 6, 2012
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New Meningitis Warnings from State Department of Health

Credit cdc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee health officials are once again alerting patients who received tainted steroid injections after finding that some have abscesses at the injection site that could lead to fungal meningitis.

Tennessee Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner announced Tuesday that since Thanksgiving officials have identified 22 new cases of these localized infections and one case of meningitis without an abscess. Two patients with the injection site infections also showed early signs of meningitis.

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11:44am

Thu December 6, 2012
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Tennessee's Violent Crime Victims Remembered

Gov. Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam
Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WNOT) —Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting the 10th annual "Tennessee Season to Remember" this evening, commemorating victims who lost their lives to violent crime. The ceremony begins tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Friends and families of victims are invited to attend and hang ornaments in memory of their loved ones on memorial wreaths. After the ceremony, the wreaths will be displayed at the Tennessee Tower.

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