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10:02am

Sat October 27, 2012
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MTSU Poll: Rise of the Independent Voter?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The latest MTSU Poll shows Mitt Romney enjoying wide support in Tennessee, but there are a couple of interesting findings.

The twice-yearly poll, released Saturday, is conducted by researchers at Middle Tennessee State University. The election preview edition of the poll shows only 34 percent of likely voters voicing support for President Obama, while nearly 60 percent favor Gov. Romney.

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1:45pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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Another Meningitis Death Reported in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another person has died in Tennessee from a fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections for back pain.

The State Department of Health says a total of 74 people who received the injections in Tennessee have been sickened and 10 of them have died.

State health officials said earlier this week that the great majority of risk for stroke or death associated with the outbreak is gone by 42 days after the injection. By Nov. 8, all 1,009 people in Tennessee who got the contaminated steroids will have passed the 42-day mark.

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1:34pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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East Tenn. Judge Forced Off Notorious Murder Case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court removed a senior judge from presiding over a notorious East Tennessee murder case because of questions about his impartiality.

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee in Knoxville has approved a request by state prosecutors to recuse Jon Kerry Blackwood from the retrials of three men stemming from the January 2007 slayings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

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1:28pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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Blue Raiders Fight to Stay Bowl Eligible

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BEASLEY)  --  The Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders are on the verge of becoming bowl eligible, but first they have to win Saturday versus North Texas.

Saturday, Middle Tennessee will return to conference play and take on Sun Belt opponent North Texas.

Not only is this the Blue Raiders signature Black Out game, but also the Salute to Armed Services/Veterans game. Pre game schedule includes a Memorial Service, Pre-Game Picnic, and the Presentation of the Joe Nunley Award.

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1:23pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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State to Appeal Voter Photo ID Ruling

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —Secretary of State Tre Hargett says Tennessee will ask the state Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that upholds the new voter photo ID law but orders the state to accept an ID issued by the Memphis public library.

Hargett says he was pleased the Court of Appeals upheld the new law’s constitutionality, but also says the Haslam Administration will continue to fend off any challenges to the measure.

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