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12:21pm

Fri November 2, 2012
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Tennesseans Pitch-in to Aid Hurricane Sandy Survivors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are at work on the East Coast, helping get Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts underway.

The Church of Christ Disaster Relief ministry in Nashville says it’s already sent two semi-trailer loads of emergency food supplies to locations in New York and New Jersey.  Two more truckloads will be leaving Nashville Friday. Volunteers were in the ministry’s warehouse Friday morning filling additional boxes with food.

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12:16pm

Fri November 2, 2012
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MTSU Bowl Eligible After Hard Fought Game

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State is now Bowl Game eligible, thanks to a down to the wire win last night over archrival Western Kentucky.

Middle Tennessee eked out 34-29 victory, moving them into second place in the Sun Belt Conference.

The hard fought game was tied three different times.

In the final minutes Reggie Whatley ran 96 yards for a touchdown to put the Blue Raiders ahead. Kenneth Gilstrap pulled down a crucial interception to stall WKU’s final drive.

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12:11pm

Fri November 2, 2012
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Superstorm Sandy Snows Strand Appalachian Hiker

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — National Park rangers were trying to rescue an Appalachian Trail hiker in trouble in 4-5 foot snowdrifts left by Superstorm Sandy Friday.

Two rangers were searching on foot Friday morning, looking for the man in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

A park spokeswoman says the hiker used his cell phone to call 911 Thursday afternoon. He spoke to dispatchers again Friday morning and said he was hunkering down at his location and might not be able to hike out.

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6:16am

Wed October 31, 2012
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Blue Raiders Fight to Stay Bowl Eligible

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  After a 38-21 win Saturday over the Mean Green of North Texas, Middle Tennessee heads to Bowling Green to take on rival Western Kentucky.

Middle Tennessee has what could be the biggest game of the season Thursday, as they face the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.

The Blue Raiders fell short against the Hiltoppers in Floyd Stadium last year, losing in double overtime 36-33.

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11:03am

Tue October 30, 2012
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Tenn. Volunteer Lineman Help with Sandy Recovery

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Eight Tennessee utility districts have sent volunteer line workers to help get the power back on in Virginia and Maryland as part of Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

Trent Scott of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association says 60 lineman are already in the northeast waiting in staging areas for the go-ahead to begin repairs. Nashville Electric says it’s released an additional 20 contract line crews for recovery duty.

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