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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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Dad of Former Clarksville Soldier Also Sentenced for Money Laundering in Afghanistan

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say the father of a former soldier has pleaded guilty to helping his son launder $250,000 in bribes from contractors in Afghanistan.

   The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says 68-year-old Jerry Dennis of Horn Lake, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering conspiracy. He faces up to 20 years in prison at sentencing scheduled on Nov. 20.

   Dennis' son, former Army 1st Sgt. Jimmy Dennis of Clarksville, and another former soldier, James C. Pittman of Rossville, Georgia, pleaded guilty in May to accepting money in exchange for steering work to favored Afghan contractors.

   Prosecutors said Jimmy Dennis sent his father a hope chest containing about $100,000 in cash. Jerry Dennis deposited the money into his bank account, and both father and son used the funds for personal items.


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