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11:28am

Fri November 9, 2012
Sports

MT Raiders Begin Basketball Pre-Season Play Friday

Blue Raider standouts JT Sulton (#30) and Marcos Knight (#14) in action during a winning 2011-12 basketball season.
Credit MT Sports

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee Men's and Women's basketball programs have both been projected to win the Eastern Division by Sun Belt head coaches. Both squads will take the Murphy Center court Friday night to defend last year’s regular season championships.

Following last years monumental 27-win season, 10 of last year's top 12 scorers are returning to the men's team, including six experienced seniors.

As for the women, the trio of Icelyn Elie, Kortni Jones, and Ebony Rowe each collected preseason first team All-Sun Belt honors.

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10:50am

Fri November 9, 2012
Top Stories

Memphis Policeman Critically Wounded by Fellow Officer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police say that an officer who was critically wounded by a fellow officer during the search of a home was shot by a shotgun.

Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said Friday that 32-year-old officer Willie Bryant was in critical but stable condition at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. Rudolph said Bryant is being treated in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Police said Bryant and other officers were executing a drug-related search warrant at a north Memphis home Thursday when they were confronted by a dog.

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10:38am

Fri November 9, 2012
Top Stories

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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12:21pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Politics

Tennessee Democrats Want More Money for Pre-K

Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner
Credit State of Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democratic leaders say they plan to talk with Gov. Bill Haslam about expanding pre-kindergarten classes after the state's education commissioner said he doesn't plan to request funding for an expansion.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Commissioner Kevin Huffman spoke earlier this week during the governor's budget hearings. Haslam has asked state departments to develop plans for a 5 percent cut in spending as a fallback.

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12:16pm

Thu November 8, 2012
Sports

TSU Freshmen Collapses, Dies During Football Practice

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Tennessee State University football player collapsed and died yesterday during an evening practice.

TSU reports that William Wayne Jones, III, a 19-year old freshman defensive back from Smyrna, Tenn., passed out 4 p.m. and couldn’t be revived. He was sent by ambulance to Baptist Medical Center where efforts to resuscitate him failed and he was pronounced dead at 5:50 p.m.

The Associated Press reports Jones collapsed following a series of sprint exercises.

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