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President Barack Obama on Tuesday tried to reassure immigrants that if they register under his new executive action they won’t be a priority for deportation in the future. Obama heard from several participants in a town hall at an immigrant community center that they are fearful to give their information to the government. One young …

President Barack Obama is in Nashville to talk at Casa Azafran on Nolensville Pike on his immigration reform plan. Air Force One landed at the Berry Field Air National Guard Base at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour ahead of schedule. With him on the plane were Tennessee Democratic U.S. Representatives Jim Cooper and …

Police have tentatively identified the second truck driver involved in a fatal wreck that closed westbound lanes of Interstate 24 north of Nashville for several hours. Media report that police were using dental records to confirm the identity of 29-year-old John Greer of Nashville. Police say Greer was hauling wood pallets on Tuesday when he …

Gov. Bill Haslam says he plans to name new commissioners for economic development and education by the first of the year. The Republican governor, who was recently re-elected to a second term, spoke at a Nashville Rotary Club luncheon on Monday. Haslam announced last month that Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Education …

Two people have died in a fiery crash that closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 24 north of Nashville. Media report the crash was reported at about 5 a.m. Tuesday and involved two semi-trucks and a car. WKRN-TV reports that an eastbound semi-truck crossed the median and hit a FedEx truck, which was then hit …

An MTSU student reported early Saturday morning that she had been sexually assaulted by an unknown assailant in a parking lot near campus earlier in the month, according to Murfreesboro police. The victim told police she was assaulted on Nov. 6 in a parking lot near 750 Jessica Street, close to the Burger King on Middle Tennessee Boulevard. She …