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12:30pm

Thu April 25, 2013
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19 Animals Seized from Walking Horse Trainer

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Humane Society of the United States says it was involved Thursday in the seizure of 19 animals from a Walking Horse training stable in East Tennessee.

The Society says trainer Larry Wheelon of Maryville was charged with animal cruelty by the Blount County Sheriff's Office in connection with the case.

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11:07am

Tue April 23, 2013
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Images of MTSU's Science Building Released

Credit mtsunews.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University's new science building is still under construction, but new video and images illustrate what the building's interior will look like once complete.

Final completion on the $147 million project on the Murfreesboro campus is scheduled to be ready for faculty and staff to move in by the fall of 2014. The first classes will start in the 2015 spring semester.

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10:42am

Tue April 23, 2013
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Governor Signs College Nondiscrimination Ban

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation to bar public universities and colleges from implementing nondiscrimination policies for student groups has been signed by the governor.

The Senate unanimously passed the measure 30-0 and the House approved it 75-21.

The legislation does not include private institutions like Vanderbilt University — a provision that caused Republican Gov. Bill Haslam to veto last year's version.

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10:54am

Mon April 22, 2013
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In Wake of Boston Bombing, Nashville Marathon Ups Security

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Organizers of the Country Music Marathon are beefing up security for their April 27 event in the wake of last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Competitor Group Inc., the group that runs the marathon, announced Friday it would increase security presence at the start and finish lines, with more than 150 private security officials added to the staffing plan. Security will control entry and exit into the 32 runner corrals. All participants may be subject to random bag checks at the April 25-26 health and fitness expo as well as at the race.

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12:22pm

Fri April 19, 2013
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MTSU Purchases Old MTMC Hospital Property

MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee, second from right, is joined by hospital and community dignitaries today to unveil signage for the university’s new Bell Street Building, formerly part of the former MTMC property. With McPhee are, from left, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess; Dr. Lee Moss, chairman of the MTMC board of directors; MTMC President and CEO Gordon Ferguson; and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg.
Credit MTSU photo by J. Intintoli

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University announced Friday that it has purchased the former Middle Tennessee Medical Center property for just over $11 million dollars.

The hospital moved to a new $267 million facility in 2010.  MTMC has been looking for a buyer ever since, and President Gordon Ferguson says he always hoped it would be MTSU.

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