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10:09am

Thu February 26, 2015
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Without federal aid, 1 in 3 Tenn. kids below poverty line

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --   A report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation looks at the impact federal programs have on poverty rates.

The report finds those programs cut the percentage of Tennessee children living in poverty by half. The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth’s Linda O’Neil says that in spite of that assistance, 17 percent of the state’s children still live below the poverty line.

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9:21am

Thu February 26, 2015
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2 Murfreesboro, 2 Franklin massage parlors raided

Credit MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Four massage parlors were the targets of raids by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and two mid-state police departments.

Murfreesboro Police say they served search warrants on Oasis Massage on Old Fort. Parkway, Sunshine Massage on Memorial Blvd. and an apartment on Saint Andrews Drive.

Police say the three locations were being used to promote prostitution. Evidence seized will be used to file criminal indictments.

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8:23am

Thu February 26, 2015
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Most schools closed Thursday, warmer weather on the way

New snow blankets the MTSU campus Thursday morning just after dawn.
Credit WMOT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Most mid-state schools closed again Thursday, but relief from the winter weather is on the way.

Nearly all the county school systems decided to close Thursday, including Davidson County.

City systems also closing included Franklin Special, Lebanon Special, Manchester City and Tullahoma City Schools. Murfreesboro City Schools opened, but Rutherford County Schools closed.

Middle Tennessee Electric and Nashville Electric reported just handful of outages Thursday morning

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12:48pm

Wed February 25, 2015
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A third winter storm bearing down on Middle Tennessee

Storm damage near Jamestown, Tennessee.
Credit Rafferty Cleary / Stonecome Radio

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee’s winter storm death toll has now risen to 30, with another Winter Storm Advisory in effect through Wednesday morning.

Mark Rose is a meteorologist in the Nashville Weather Service Office.

 “We’re forecasting snow this afternoon and evening. We’re expecting it to begin late afternoon…Nashville Metro area probably about an inch and for the Murfreesboro area we’ll say probably 1 to 2 inches of accumulation. Then you get down to the Alabama state line and you’re looking for two to four inches.”

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12:44pm

Wed February 25, 2015
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Murfreesboro: 3 robberies, 4 hours, 1 mile

Murfreesboro robberies between Jan. 1 and Feb. 18, 2015 as reported by Crimemapping.com
Credit crimemapping.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police are reporting three robberies Tuesday night, all within a mile of each other and occurring over about a four hour period.

Around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening 39-year-old Chariot Dr. resident Sergio Valencia-Hernandez says he was robbed at gunpoint by three black or Hispanic males of more than $2,000 as he pulled into his drive.

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