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Lawmakers will convene a special session today to take up Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. The proposal is simple, but the politics are not. Haslam’s plan is a two-year pilot project called Insure Tennessee. The deal calls on state hospitals to pay the $74 million state share to …

A woman reported to police that “she thought she had been raped” at the Gentleman Jim’s Bar & Grill located at 1325 Greenland Drive, according to a Murfreesboro police report. The victim told police the incident occurred between the hours of 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Murfreesboro police. The woman was transported to …

An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. Fletcher Long says the juror was asked during jury selection about past experience with the criminal justice system, as …

One student was arrested after an explosive device was found in a bathroom stall at a Tennessee high school, authorities said. The student was arrested Friday on charges of possession of an explosive device, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct, said Maury County Sheriff Bucky Rowland. Media reports say a school staff member found the device …

After months of negotiations and political wrangling, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s proposal to extend health coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans comes down to a 451-word resolution. The Republican-controlled Legislature convenes in a special session on Monday to decide whether to OK the governor’s Insure Tennessee plan — or to or leave $2.8 billion in federal …

Although she sat perched in a plush armchair inside the Student Union Building on a sprawling university campus, she was not a student, at least, not anymore. Dissatisfied with her classes and scheduling, she ceased her academic studies to pursue an education in something a little less orthodox. She decided to swap her textbooks for …