Monthly Archives: October 2013

Nissan showing off new SUV

Automotive journalist Jorge Koechlin flew into Nashville on Monday from Los Angeles to take part in Nissan’s media introduction program for the new Rogue compact crossover. Koechlin, of the Latino magazine AutoMundo, is among about 150 automotive and lifestyles reporters being hosted … Continue reading

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Challenges for Obamacare

For nearly three weeks, about three times a day, Muriel Hassell would sit down at her computer, type “HealthCare.gov” into the browser, and click the green button that says “Apply Now.” And each time, she would be met with an … Continue reading

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Haslam says deal with Federal Government’s Medicaid expansion unlikely by new year

Gov. Bill Haslam says it is unlikely the state will hammer out a deal with the federal government on Medicaid expansion before the new year. The Republican governor told reporters in Nashville on Wednesday that negotiations have been hampered by … Continue reading

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Highway Patrol amps up patrols to protect trick or treaters

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it plans to increase patrols to protect trick-or-treaters on Halloween. The THP says Halloween is one of the top days for pedestrian injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates children are four times … Continue reading

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New Firetruck to arrive in Manchester today

Manchester Fire Department leaders say the town’s new Firetruck is due for delivery today around noon. The ladder truck was bought at a cost of some $570,000 earlier this year. It marks the most substantial upgrade to emergency response equipment … Continue reading

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TVA plan involves trimming about 1,000 jobs

With a net loss for the second quarter and a projected loss for the budget year, TVA officials said the utility’s “diet and exercise plan” involves trimming about 1,000 jobs and delaying some capital projects — including work to complete … Continue reading

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One dead in Nashville Plane Crash

One person is dead after a small, non-commercial plane crashed on a runway at Nashville International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Emily Richard said the plane was a Cessna 172. The runway where the accident happened is closed while emergency workers respond. … Continue reading

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3 Tennessee ROTC Programs ending

ROTC programs at three Tennessee universities will end. The Army announced it is closing its officer-training programs at Tennessee Tech University, East Tennessee State University, and UT Martin. Nationwide, the Department of Defense is closing 13 programs. The Army says … Continue reading

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Thousands of Tennessee DUI Cases could be in jeopardy

Thousands of DUI results statewide could be in jeopardy after a TBI employee was fired this week for mishandling evidence. Of the 2,800 cases handled by the former special agent, there are 323 cases in Hamilton County alone. All samples … Continue reading

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Little Boy makes frends with Pope Francis

  This adorable little boy was on top of the world when he made friends with Pope Francis by wandering up onto the stage during the Pontiff’s address to a crowd of families. He hung out for a while, making sure that … Continue reading

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