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LA VERGNE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a high school wrestler was killed in a car crash on Interstate 24 in La Vergne, and his teammate who was driving the vehicle could face criminal charges.

According to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 16-year-old Daniel J. Winters of Murfreesboro died after the vehicle struck a rock wall and overturned around 2:15 a.m. Sunday.

THP Lt. Bill Miller told The Associated Press later Sunday that criminal charges are pending against the driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Michael Brobeck. An investigation is ongoing.

I-65 closed at Goose Creek Bypass this weekend

Feb 6, 2015
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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Interstate 65 at the Goose Creek Bypass in Franklin will be closed this weekend, as construction crews continue repairs on a bridge damaged last year in the fiery crash of a fuel tanker.

Traffic will be diverted to the on and off ramps at St. Rt. 248 to get around the closure. The southbound lanes will be closed Saturday from 6 a.m. till just after lunch. The northbound lanes will be closed Sunday on the same schedule.

St. Rt. 248 will be closed both days at the overpass to allow for continuous flow of traffic off and back on the interstate.

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A new poll by Middle Tennessee State University shows overwhelming support for Gov. Bill Haslam's program to make community college and technical schools free for upcoming graduates.

 

The poll found that 79 percent approve of the program known as Tennessee Promise. The poll showed 12 percent against it, 8 percent were unsure and the rest gave no answer.

Here’s how the governor described Tennessee Promise when he introduced the initiative last year.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —  The state's largest teachers union has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state's use of standardized test scores to evaluate teachers.

 

The TEA has long argued that the Tennessee Value-Added Assessment System, or TVAAS data, shouldn't be relied upon because it's a statistical estimate and could lead to a flawed evaluation of a teacher.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County man has been booked into the Adult Detention Center for the 24th time yesterday following an armed robbery and high speed pursuit.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Darrell Lambert is facing multiple charges in the case.. Authorities say Lambert robbed the Lascassas Drug Store at gunpoint. He fired a shot into the store’s ceiling and walked away with a duffel bag full of narcotics.

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