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6:05pm

Tue October 2, 2012
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JUST ONE QUESTION: Chris Sanders, Tenn. Equality Project

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barak Obama and presidential challenger Mitt Romney are spending the day preparing for their first debate, scheduled for Wednesday night.

President Barack Obama is in Henderson, Nev., for a strategy run-through ahead of the debate in Denver.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to spend most of Tuesday in debate prep at a Denver hotel.

As the debate season gets underway, WMOT News is asking Tennesseans what one question they would ask the candidates if given the chance.

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5:52pm

Tue October 2, 2012
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More Mid-State Meningitis Cases Under Investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)– New meningitis cases are being reported in Middle Tennessee for the third time this week and the fourth time in a month.

WTVF-TV says officials are reporting four to seven cases of viral meningitis Tuesday among students at Oak View Elementary in Williamson County. Cleaning crews are in the process of disinfecting the school.

Monday the Centers for Disease Control reported that they’re investigating 11 cases of meningitis tied to a Saint Thomas facility in Nashville. Two patients involved in that case have since died.

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1:28pm

Mon October 1, 2012
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Summer Drought Impacts Murf. Tree Restoration Project

Tenn. Environmental Council

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Middle Tennessee farmers aren't the only ones feeling the impact of this summer's heat and drought.

The Tennessee Environmental Council says that about 80 percent of the tree seedlings it planted last year along the Murfreesboro creek that runs parallel to North Rutherford Blvd. have since died.

Dozens of local residents, including a large contingent of students from Middle Tennessee State University, helped the environmental group plant the trees.

Council Director John McFadden says it's important to get the the seedlings replanted.

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1:17pm

Mon October 1, 2012
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Tennessee Voter Registration Ends October 8

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans have one week to register to vote in the upcoming presidential election. Registration closes on Monday, Oct. 8.

Voters should keep in mind that Monday is Columbus Day, a national holiday, so post offices will not be open that day. Anyone planning to mail in a registration will need to have it postmarked by no later than Saturday, October 6.

Voters also need to remember that Tennessee has a new voter photo ID requirement.  Bedford County Election’s Coordinator Summer Leverette explains.

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5:36pm

Sat September 29, 2012
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MTSU Downs Georgia Tech., Career-Best Game for Benny Cunningham

MTSU's Benny Cunningham racks up yards during a career-best victory over Georgia Tech Sept. 29, 2012
MTSU Sports

ATLANTA, Ga.  (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee garnered its first ever victory against Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon on the strength of 510 yards rushing and 5 Benny Cunningham touchdowns.

The Blue Raiders downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 49-28, in front of just over 39,000 in downtown Atlanta’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The game was tied 21-all at half time, but a career-best performance by MT tailback and Nashville native Cunningham quickly pushed the game safely out of Georgia’s reach.

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