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Fri November 7, 2014
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Tenn. case may trigger final Supreme Court showdown on same-sex marriage.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An appeals court decision upholding Tennessee’s gay marriage ban is likely to trigger a final, nationwide showdown on same sex marriage in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Yesterday, a federal appeals court upheld Tennessee law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages. The ruling marks a rare victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court victories for supporters over the past year.

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Thu November 6, 2014
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MTSU student beaten by several men, suffers a broken jaw

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State University is recovering from a broken jaw and broken nose after being assaulted by several men last night.

Murfreesboro Police say that 21 year-old Alexander T. Dave reported being attacked by several black males near the old hospital in Murfreesboro just after dark Wednesday evening.

Dave says he had just left a friend's apartment near the MTSU campus when he was attacked. He suffered a broken jaw, broken nose, cuts to the face and a loosened tooth as a result of the beating.

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Wed November 5, 2014
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Early morning blaze displaces Murfreesboro family of six

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro fire officials say a family of six have lost their home to an early morning fire.

Murfreesboro Fire Department spokeswoman Ashley McDonald says two adults and four children were displaced after a fire broke out at 2836 Vickwood Drive around 7:15 Wednesday morning.
In a press statement the department says a neighbor called 911 to report a fire and possible explosion next door. The home’s six residents were all out of the house by the time firefighters arrived.

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Tue November 4, 2014
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Vanderbilt rape case delayed until January

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The trial of two former Vanderbilt football players accused of raping a student in a campus dorm has been delayed because one of the defense attorneys needs surgery.

Jury selection began Monday with a prosecutor warning prospective jurors the trial would contain sexually graphic videos and photos.

A spokeswoman for the Davidson County district attorney general's office said prospective jurors are being released and the trial has been moved to January.

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Tue November 4, 2014
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Murf. man shot in the face, suspect surrenders at local church

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An update now on that altercation that left a Murfreesboro man shot in the face.

A police arrest report out today reveals that the fifth and final suspect arrested in that case made contact with police through a third party and ultimately surrendered at a local church.

Police were called to the corner of Lokey Ave. and Christy Ct. just before 1 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. They discovered Murfreesboro resident Darryl Rouse with a gunshot wound to the face.

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