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Light Snow and Rain Expected

A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in S. KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thurs. morning. Up to .5 inch is possible in S. KY and nearby TN counties. Those along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thurs. morning.

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Supreme Court Postpones Tennessee Execution

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Supreme Court has postponed the execution of convicted murderer Billy R. Irick.


The 55-year-old has been on death row since 1986 for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl.


He was scheduled to die Jan. 15. But the Supreme Court this week changed the date to Oct. 7, saying there are legal challenges surrounding a drug the state now wants to use for its executions.


Tennessee announced in September that it's switching from a three-drug lethal injection method to using only the sedative pentobarbital to put an inmate to death.


Irick's attorney did not immediately return a call to The Associated Press on Thursday.


Correction Department spokeswoman Dorinda Carter didn't comment on the court's ruling, but said the state was prepared to execute Irick next month and it will be in October.


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