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10:02am

Wed January 7, 2015
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New prosecutor appointed in abduction, killing of Holly Bobo

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DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Deputy District Attorney General Jennifer Nichols of Shelby County has been appointed to prosecute the Decatur County case involving the 2011 kidnapping and killing of a Tennessee woman, Holly Bobo.

Media report Decatur County Circuit Court Judge Creed McGinley on Tuesday approved the selection of Nichols by the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference.

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10:47am

Tue January 6, 2015
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Flu at epidemic level in Tenn., could peak this month

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NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials across the country and here in Tennessee say the flu has reached epidemic levels in 43 states and could peak soon.

Dr. Kelly Moore with the Tennessee Department of Health says this year’s flu vaccine isn’t working as well as hoped, but still recommends you get that shot.

“The vaccine is still the best tool we have to prevent or reduce the severity of illness of the flu, so we’re still strongly recommending that you get it.”

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10:22am

Tue January 6, 2015
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Appeal against corps over 2010 Nashville flood denied

Nashville, Tenn., May 4, 2010 -- FEMA is completing aerial preliminary damage assessments over Tennessee following the severe storms and floods that have damaged or destroyed homes and businesses in May 2010.
Credit David Fine/FEMA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was responsible for flood damage at the Grand Ole Opry in 2010.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1vZl7PD) reports Gaylord Entertainment Company appealed the primary ruling that said the government has legal immunity under the Flood Control Act of 1928.

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10:05am

Tue January 6, 2015
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Mid-state homeless charities prepare for cold snap

The Journey Home's Scott Foster speaks to a homeless client.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state charities that serve the homeless say they’re prepared for this week’s cold snap.

Shelters here in Murfreesboro have a cooperative arrangement in place for any night that falls below 30 degrees called the Coldest Nights Program. On those nights all drug testing requirements are waived and anyone seeking shelter is cared for.

Scott Foster directs the homeless charity called The Journey Home.

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9:52am

Mon January 5, 2015
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Mid-state teen charged with reckless endangerment after rescue

Mid-state teen is rescue from the Stones River Sunday.
Credit Adam Rose, Special Operations Response Team

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee teen is facing a charge of reckless endangerment after crews had to rescue him from a rain swollen stream.

The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office says that 18-year-old Clinton Cole Powers drove into rushing water covering a portion of Elam Road Sunday and his truck ended up in the Stones River.

A statement from the agency says Powers was rescued by swift water technicians from the Emergency Medical Services' Special Operations Response Team. His passenger, 21-year-old Brentan Mihm, swam to shore.

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