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10:04am

Fri February 6, 2015
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I-65 closed at Goose Creek Bypass this weekend

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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.

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9:38am

Fri February 6, 2015
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Poll: 79 percent approve of Tennessee's free tuition plan

 

 

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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9:05am

Fri February 6, 2015
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Lawsuit challenges Tennessee use of standardized test scores

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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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9:00am

Fri February 6, 2015
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Armed robbery, high-speed chase in Rutherford County

Suspect Darrel Lambert
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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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10:25am

Thu February 5, 2015
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New efforts to reduce military suicide rates

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --   Earlier this week the United States Senate passed the "Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act."  The measure passed the House late last year as lawmakers look for ways to reduce suicide rates in the military.

Nationally, some eight-thousand vets take their own lives each year. In Tennessee, the figure is around 200 a year and growing, says the state's director of suicide prevention, Scott Ridgway.

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