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Tue February 17, 2015
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More than 60,000 Tennesseans without power


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency reports more than 60,000 customers are still without power.

The agency said in a statement Tuesday that the outages span 17 counties, with the highest numbers in Bedford, Knox and Monroe counties.

TEMA issued a state of emergency declaration for the state Monday night because of inclement weather caused by a snow and ice storm that hit Tennessee and other southern states early Monday.

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Mon February 16, 2015
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Forecasters urge motorists to stay off Tennessee roads


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Weather forecasters are urging motorists across most of Tennessee to stay off roads unless it's an absolute emergency.

A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain on Monday is expected to create up to a half-inch of ice on roads in parts of Middle Tennessee, and three-quarters of an inch in parts of West Tennessee.

The storm has caused the cancellation of some flights, and shutdown businesses and colleges.

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Thu February 12, 2015
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Shots fired Tuesday at a home in north Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro man says two men took a shot at him Tuesday as he stood outside his home on the north side of the city.

General Westmoreland Circle resident Matthew B. Jacobs says he stepped outside to smoke a cigarette around 2:45 pm. Tuesday afternoon. He tells police a black BMW pulled up and the man in the passenger seat leaned out the window and took a shot at him.

The 33-year-old Jacobs reported that he didn’t recognize either man, but did say they appeared to be Asian.

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Mon February 9, 2015
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Ruth. Cnty. encouarges residents to sign up for emergency alert service

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Emergency services agencies across Rutherford County have teamed up to provide residents with an emergency alert service.

Called “Alert Rutherford” the service is free and is designed to provide immediate notification by cell phone, land line, text, email, or voice mail. Officials say they began searching for a system in the wake of the bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013.

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Mon February 9, 2015
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Blackman High student killed in crash on I-24


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.

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