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9:12am

Mon December 17, 2012
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Helping Children Process the Connecticut Tragedy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  As the nation continues to wrestle with the shootings in Connecticut, a mid-state professor is offering suggestions on how to help children process the tragedy.

Dr. Kathy Burriss is a professor of Early Childhood Development in the  Middle Tennessee State College of Education. She suggests that the amount of news coverage about the tragedy children are exposed to should be limited, and that what they do watch should only be viewed as a family so that parents can answer any questions that may arise.

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8:24am

Mon December 17, 2012
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Burriss on Media: Newspaper

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  It seems almost an article of business faith that as revenues shrink you make the product smaller in an effort to save money. And for years it seems that newspapers have followed that model: as advertising revenue has gone down, newspapers have gotten smaller and smaller, with fewer stories, fewer reporters and, as a result, fewer reasons to buy the paper in the first place.
 

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7:56am

Mon December 17, 2012
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Tennessee Prepares to Count Its Homeless

The homeless and volunteers gather for prayer outside the offices of the Murfreesboro charity The Journey Home before sharing a meal.
Credit The Journey Home

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Agencies that work with the poor across Tennessee are gearing up to conduct the annual survey of the state’s homeless population.

Murfreesboro homeless advocate Steve Foster will be participating in the count. He says the survey will be taken in every county in the state on January 22.

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11:42am

Thu December 13, 2012
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ACLU Pans Fed Program Rutherford County Plans to Implement

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report highly critical of a federal immigration enforcement program that Rutherford County has applied to participate in.

The 287(g) program allows local law enforcement agencies to detain people on federal immigration violations.

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9:34am

Thu December 13, 2012
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Single Engine Plane Crashes at Murfreesboro Airport

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- One man was seriously injured early Thursday in the crash of a small plane at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

Murfreesboro Fire Department spokesperson Ashley McDonald reports that rescue units arrived on the scene around 8:45 a.m. They found one man injured and trapped in the wreckage of a single engine aircraft.

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