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1:16pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Politics

MTSU Poll: Gov. Haslam Gets High Marks from Voters

Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee
Credit State of Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Following the bruising political battles of the just completed election season, some surprising findings are out today concerning Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Pollsters at Middle Tennessee State University continue to release results gleaned from their October phone survey of 650 state residents.

The latest numbers indicate that Governor Haslam, a Republican, has high job approval ratings right across the political spectrum.

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7:41am

Mon November 12, 2012
Top Stories

Tennessee Health Insurance Exchange Decision Due Friday

President Obama signs the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March, 2010.
Credit White House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam appears to prefer to have Tennessee design its own health insurance exchange as required under Democratic President Barack Obama's health care law. But resistance in the GOP-controlled General Assembly may cause the state to hand that power off to the federal government.

States have until Friday to inform the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services whether they plan to set up their own health insurance markets.

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7:32am

Mon November 12, 2012
Sports

MT Basketball Begins Season with Decisive Wins

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Middle Tennessee State basketball’s gotten it’s new season off to a great start with some big wins.

The Lady Raiders kicked things off Friday night with a decisive 87-45 win against Kennesaw State in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament.

Also Friday night the Middle Tennessee men administered an equally decisive 97-53 drubbing to Alabama State in their season-opener.

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11:28am

Fri November 9, 2012
Sports

MT Raiders Begin Basketball Pre-Season Play Friday

Blue Raider standouts JT Sulton (#30) and Marcos Knight (#14) in action during a winning 2011-12 basketball season.
Credit MT Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee Men's and Women's basketball programs have both been projected to win the Eastern Division by Sun Belt head coaches. Both squads will take the Murphy Center court Friday night to defend last year’s regular season championships.

Following last years monumental 27-win season, 10 of last year's top 12 scorers are returning to the men's team, including six experienced seniors.

As for the women, the trio of Icelyn Elie, Kortni Jones, and Ebony Rowe each collected preseason first team All-Sun Belt honors.

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10:50am

Fri November 9, 2012
Top Stories

Memphis Policeman Critically Wounded by Fellow Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say that an officer who was critically wounded by a fellow officer during the search of a home was shot by a shotgun.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Friday that 32-year-old officer Willie Bryant was in critical but stable condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Rudolph said Bryant is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Police said Bryant and other officers were executing a drug-related search warrant at a north Memphis home Thursday when they were confronted by a dog.

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