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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Three companies lined up to sell insurance on the Obamacare exchange in Tennessee in 2018 have had their premium requests approved by the state's insurance commissioner. The Tennessean reports BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Cigna and Oscar Health each received approval from Julie Mix McPeak, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) - A U.S. Marshals inspector says a man he interviewed about a missing Tennessee woman said he would plead to charges in the case, a year before another man was charged with her kidnapping and slaying. John Walker testified for the defense Wednesday at Zachary Adams' trial. Adams has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing nursing student Holly Bobo, who disappeared in 2011. The man the inspector interviewed had been a suspect but was never charged in the case.

CHARLESTON, Tenn. (AP) - Production at a Tennessee chemical plant where an explosion occurred two weeks ago likely will remain shut down for several months. In a Wacker Polysilicon news release Wednesday, global president Tobias Brandis says the Charleston, Tennessee facility won't resume production until a thorough inspection is completed and it's certain that the facility is safe. The Sept. 7 explosion briefly closed an interstate section and spurred shelter-in-place orders.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A 1-year-old boy is in extremely critical condition at a Tennessee hospital after police say he was thrown from a vehicle during a fight between his parents. Maj. Stephen Oliver with Memphis Police Felony Response unit told The Commercial Appeal that the child's parents have been detained, but no charges have been filed. Oliver said witnesses are being interviewed and the investigation is ongoing.

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