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8:35am

Tue December 2, 2014
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Help for Tennessee's rural poor

Credit irs.gov

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  A new study says a tax credit helping low-income working families keep more of their earnings is proving to be especially important in rural areas and small towns across Tennessee.

Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs says a Center study suggests the Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty tools.

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12:43pm

Mon December 1, 2014
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Weekend fire nearly destroys Murf. home

Credit MFRD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro home is likely a total loss following a weekend fire.

Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue responded to a two alarm blaze at 225 Wilson Avenue just before 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Fire officials say that when the first crew arrived on the scene, they found the home already heavily involved.

Fortunately, no one was home at the time and no injuries were reported.

It only took 15 minutes to get the fire under control, but officials say 75 percent of the home was damaged and will likely be a total loss.

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12:32pm

Mon December 1, 2014
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World AIDS Day: 16,000 Tennesseans HIV positive

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s World AIDS Day 2014, and state officials say the number of people in Tennessee who are living with H-I-V continues to grow.

Dr. Tim Jones is with the Tennessee Department of Health. He says there are now more than 16-thousand people in the state with the disease, with nearly 900 new cases reported annually.

Jones also says those infected are living longer.

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6:50am

Thu November 27, 2014
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ARE YOU READY FOR A WHITE THANKSGIVING?

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS A FAST MOVING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS SWEEPING ACROSS THE AREA AND COULD BRING US A LITTLE SNOW ESPECIALLY IN NORTHERN AND EASTERN AREAS OF THE MID-STATE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW IS IN EFFECT FOR A LARGE PART OF EASTERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH 9 AM. ONE INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WITH SLIGHTLY HIGHER LOCAL AMOUNTS IS FORECAST.

A HEADS UP IF YOUR HOLIDAY TRAVEL TAKES YOU ACROSS THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU THIS MORNING. YOU MAY ENCOUNTER SLICK HIGHWAYS... ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

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10:28am

Wed November 26, 2014
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Tenn. MADD, Nationwide launches holiday "Tie One On" campaign

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNNS)  --  Drunk drivers make the holidays the deadliest time of the year on Tennessee highways.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving Tennessee spokesperson Kate Ritchie says that because of the increased risk, MADD is once again partnering with Nationwide Insurance for the "Tie One On For Safety" campaign.

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