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10:38am

Fri November 9, 2012
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Rutherford, Cannon Cnty Volunteers Provide Sandy Aid

The U.S.S. Wright is U.S. Navy Ready Reserve Force vessel currently assisting with Hurricane Sandy Relief.
Credit photo courtesy U.S. Navy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — People in the Northeast are seeing some progress following back-to-back storms.

For the first time in 11 days, almost all of Connecticut's homes and businesses have power. Fewer than 20,000 New York City customers remain in the dark. But power crews still have a lot to do in New Jersey and Long Island where hundreds of thousands are still without electricity.

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12:07pm

Thu November 8, 2012
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Tennessee Volunteer Aids Hurricane Sandy Survivors

Brentwood, Tennessee resident Connie Hasty reaches out to comfort a New Jersey homeowner who has just realized a box of cherished letters and cards were ruined by Hurricane Sandy flood waters.
Credit Pauline Rick, hopeforce.org

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY (AP/WMOT) — The nor'easter that moved up the East Coast is being blamed for more than 200,000 additional power outages in the same areas that were hit by Superstorm Sandy.

More than 750,000 homes and businesses, mostly in New Jersey and New York, are in the dark. That's down from a peak of more than 8.5 million following Sandy.

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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

Credit MTSU Sports

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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