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1:01pm

Mon September 24, 2012
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After a Sweltering Summer - a Warm, Dry Fall Predicted

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  Autumn's arrival Saturday closes the door on one of the hottest, driest summers ever recorded in Tennessee.

Tennesseans got a break from the sweltering heat in the latter part of July and all of August, but June was both very hot and extremely dry.

Nashville set an all-time heat record on June 29 when the temperature reached 109 degrees.

Meteorologist Sam Herron of the Weather Service office in Nashville says he’s expecting fall temperatures slightly above normal, and as for rain…

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12:48pm

Mon September 24, 2012
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MTSU Student Reporters Begin Unique Journalism Project

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Seven students from Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication will make up the inaugural staff of the Seigenthaler News Service.

The initiative is named after John Seigenthaler, founder of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former editor and publisher of The Tennessean. Seigenthaler convinced editors to allow the students to work out of the Tennesean's newsroom.

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2:00pm

Fri September 21, 2012
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Benefit for MTSU Student Who Died of Meningitis

MURFREESBORO, TN (AP/WMOT) – A benefit will be held Sunday night in Murfreesboro for the family of former Middle Tennessee State University student Jacob Nunley.

Nunley died at Vanderbilt Medical Center September 10th while being treated for bacterial meningitis.

Eighteen year-old Nunley was a Dyersburg native, a freshmen at MTSU, and a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

WSMV-TV reports that the fraternity will hold a benefit for Nunley’s family Sunday night at the Boulevard Bar and Grill in Murfreesboro from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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1:48pm

Fri September 21, 2012
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Tenn. Jobless Rate Up 4 Months in a Row

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's unemployment rate rose slightly in August to 8.5 percent, the fourth consecutive month there’s been an increase.

Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis says that the increase is one-tenth of a percentage point increase over the previous month.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has now climbed four-tenths above the national  unemployment rate of 8.1 percent.

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1:45pm

Fri September 21, 2012
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Tennessean Says Child Deaths Need Closer Look

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Tennessee Department of Children's Services says 31 children whose care the department had under investigation died in the first half of this year.

Tennessean reporter Anita Wadhwani and state Rep. Sherry Jones partnered to bring the numbers to light.

According to Wadhwani, 10 of the children were the subjects of ongoing investigations by DCS. None of those children were more than one year old.

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