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Governor Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend healthcare coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans failed during a special legislative session on Wednesday afternoon. The Senate Health Committee defeated the Republican governor’s Insure Tennessee plan on a 7-4 vote. The Tennessee General Assembly met early Wednesday afternoon to decide whether or not to approve Insure Tennessee, the Obamacare alternative proposed …

The fate of Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans could be decided on Wednesday. Senate Health Committee Chairman Rusty Crowe said the panel may vote on the measure then. He said the Insure Tennessee plan has five favorable votes and only needs one more to advance out of his …

Murfreesboro police responded to a call around 9 a.m. Tuesday when a complainant advised there was some vandalism in the pool room of the complex, according to a police report. When they arrived at the scene they made contact with the complex’s manager, Fredia Lott, who advised that someone had “burned the exterior doors of the …

Murfreesboro Police responded to a call from a local residence in regards to a rape at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Monday. The victim reported that she had been at the Walgreens on Northfield picking up her prescription when she saw her ex-boyfriend and “became very disoriented because of her multiple sclerosis disease.” The victim told …

Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a call in regards to unidentified chemicals found in a trashcan at the Vista Inn off Westgate Boulevard on Tuesday afternoon. The caller, identified as Steve Collins, 58,  stated that as he when he was attempting to take the garbage out of the outdoor trash can he …

Tristan Jones // Contributing Writer Murfreesboro Police responded to a call about an attempted kidnapping at the Altitude Apartments off Bradyville Parkway early Wednesday morning, according a police report. The complainant, Percia McFarrin, 26, told police that she was walking to her apartment around 1 a.m. when an unknown Hispanic male “came from around the side of …