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Freeze Warning, Cumberland Plateau Advisory

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend. A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night. Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area. Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro. Breezy NW winds will add to the chill. Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.

In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. A dusting of snow on grassy surfaces will be possible by Saturday morning for areas just west of the Plateau and up to 1 inch of snow along the Plateau. 
 
A snow storm is expected in east Tennessee with up to a 15 inches in elevations greater than 5000 feet. 

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WASTE WATCH: Tax Dollars Pay for Sex Ed Classes in Africa -- Eric Alvarez

Updated: Wednesday, August 6 2014, 10:44 PM CDT

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The federal government is planning to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to teach sex education classes to girls as young as 10 in the small country of Malawi.

It's part of a $10.4 million grant from the Agency for International Development.

Part of the grant will pay for reading classes for girls in primary school, but another part funds classes to teach girls to "adopt positive sexual and health-care seeking behaviors," according to the online grant application.

Danny Duke, who has been homeless in Nashville for six years says he'd like to see more tax dollars helping families in Middle Tennessee.

"There's nothing wrong with helping somebody," Duke said.  "I don't deny that but help people here at home first."

The agency behind the grant could not be reached for comment.

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WASTE WATCH: Tax Dollars Pay for Sex Ed Classes in Africa -- Eric Alvarez


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