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Republican lawmakers still seething about the release about their enrollment in the state’s health care plan want to keep further coverage information from being made public. Connie Ridley, the director of legislative administration, has warned members that more details about their taxpayer-subsidized insurance could come to light even though she argues the information should be …

Hopefully Professors at MTSU made the most of their Thursday classes. The university will close at 1:45 p.m. in anticipation of “approaching inclement weather,” according to an MTSU Alert. Only services essential to public safety will remain open. While no official decision has been made about whether the University will stay open Saturday, the alert …

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — The cold might not bother Disney’s Queen Elsa, but it’s wreaking enough havoc in Kentucky that a police department announced a joke warrant for the popular “Frozen” character’s arrest. Police in the small, rural town of Harlan posted a Facebook message Wednesday about Elsa. They wrote: “Suspect is a blonde female …

As MTSU resumes classes after this week’s winter weather, students have flocked to social media to express their thoughts and concerns on campus’ icy conditions. Even though the university closed three days for inclement weather, many thought the closure should continue due to icy road and sidewalk conditions throughout Middle Tennessee. Last night, many took …

Tennessee is expected to get another wave of snow and ice on Friday. Forecasters say most of the state will see snow before transitioning over to a mixture of freezing rain and sleet, then rain as temperatures start to warm up. West Tennessee is expected to get about a quarter-inch of freezing rain on Friday, …

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says the state remains in a state of emergency as it deals with more snow, subfreezing temperatures and slick roads. The agency said on Wednesday morning that another inch of snow fell overnight between Nashville and the Kentucky border, and travel along roadways is hazardous due to the pavement re-freezing. …