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Epic fail: State didn't expand Medicaid

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Democratic leaders said Tuesday that Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's decision not to expand Medicaid in Tennessee eclipses his signature plan to cover tuition at two-year colleges.

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UT has new men's basketball coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job.

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Saturation patrol nets two DUI arrests

A saturation patrol conducted last weekend netted two DUI arrests and provided 16 free Dairy Queen ice cream coupons to properly restrained children.

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Soccer field renovation to cost $22,695

Renovating one soccer field at Pistole Park will cost $22,695, according to the only offer the city received when it opened the project up for bids.

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Volunteers needed for greenway expansion

People excited about a new walking trail along the Barren Fork River are asked to donate their time to create it. The clearing effort begins next Saturday.

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WCHS Scholarship Winners 2014

Warren County High School seniors were awarded over $2.6 million in scholarships with over $1.4 million coming from universities during a ceremony held Thursday at the high school.

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Partin outspending Bryant in races for public defender

The challenger has outspent the incumbent over 3-to-1 in the public defender’s race which will conclude with the Democratic Primary.

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Ladies Day to address complexities of modern life

Managing the complexities of a busy home and work life while remaining faithful to Christian values will be among the themes in the 36th annual Ladies Day at Central Church of Christ this Saturday, April 26.

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Ibarra must keep wearing monitor

The teen accused of killing a girl when his vehicle slammed head-on into a tree will have to continue wearing an electronic monitoring device if he wants to stay out on bond.

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City considers new LED bulbs for streetlights

McMinnville officials are moving forward with a measure to replace the city’s existing streetlights with LED bulbs.

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City considers new voting measure

McMinnville officials have agreed to consider a measure that will allow property rights voters to cast their city-election ballots by mail. They have until September to decide.

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Mom not jailed for kids living in filth

A mother has escaped jail time after police raided her home and found her two young children living in squalor with marijuana on the kitchen table.

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Norrod charged with teen sex crimes

A McMinnville man could face 60 years behind bars for allegedly molesting two teens and taking pictures of them engaging in lewd acts.

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Life-saving training

Recent tragedies at Rock Island State Park show how crucial it is to keep safety in mind at all times around water.

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Bob Young appointed to County Commission

Bob Young has been elected by the full Warren County Commission to fill the 7th District Commissioner seat left vacant due to the resignation of Johnnie Belle Bouldin. Young will fill the seat until a new commissioner is elected in August.

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Teen flies to Hawaii in landing gear

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) — Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security breach until the plane — and the boy — landed in Hawaii.

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Cadets brave challenges of intimidating course

Six teams of Warren County High School JROTC cadets competed in a demanding day of military-style events, pushing their physical limits during a Best Raider competition Friday at the high school.

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Shoplifting turns into police chase

Two brothers have been charged after one of them assaulted a Walmart employee as they fled the store with stolen merchandise.

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Political forum set to address major issues

The public is invited to attend a political forum this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Warren County Administrative Offices.

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Traffic Court

A 71-person docket was heard Thursday by Judge Bill Locke in General Sessions Traffic Court. Included in court action:

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