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10:40am

Tue July 3, 2012
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Muslim Community "Exhausted" by Mosque Controversy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --   The Murfreesboro Muslim community is deeply disappointed that they won’t get to celebrate Ramadan in their new mosque, according to an Islamic Center spokesman.

In a hearing on the case yesterday, Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew re-affirmed his earlier ruling that construction of the Mosque can proceed, but Rutherford County won’t be allowed to issue a certificate of occupancy for the facility once it’s complete.

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12:12pm

Mon July 2, 2012
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Summer Forecast: High Temps, Below Average Rainfall

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  The National Weather Service says the heat wave Middle Tennessee is enduring has broken high temperature records dating back to the 1870s.

The Weather Service office in Nashville says a temperature of 109 degrees was recorded at the airport on Friday afternoon, a new all-time record. Murfreesboro also set a new record, hitting an all-time high of 108 degrees.

Lead forecaster Sam Shamburger says we’re going to see some change in the weather this week.

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11:53am

Mon July 2, 2012
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Judge Again Rules Murfreesboro Mosque Can't Be Used

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County judge has reaffirmed his earlier ruling that the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will not be allowed to occupy its new mosque.

At the end of May Rutherford County Chancellor Robert Corlew voided the mosque’s construction permit, saying the county failed to provide proper notice for the meeting where the permit was approved.

Corlew allowed construction of the mosque to continue, but told the county it could not issue a certificate of occupancy for the building once it’s complete.

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11:24am

Thu June 28, 2012
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Tuition Increases Approved for TBR Schools

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Board of Regents has voted to increase tuition at the system’s six universities, 13 colleges and 27 technical schools.  

The Regents approved the measure in Memphis on Friday during their quarterly meeting. 

Students at the University of Memphis will see the largest increase, paying $269 more per semester. TBR community college students will see an increase of $75  to $85 per semester.

In a press statement, the TBR says each school requested increases based on its particular needs.

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11:20am

Thu June 28, 2012
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Reaction in Tennessee to Health Care Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reaction in Tennessee to Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act has been strong if somewhat predictable.

Within hours of the decision’s announcement, Governor Haslam had recorded and uploaded his reaction to YouTube.

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