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5:36pm

Sat September 29, 2012
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MTSU Downs Georgia Tech., Career-Best Game for Benny Cunningham

MTSU's Benny Cunningham racks up yards during a career-best victory over Georgia Tech Sept. 29, 2012
MTSU Sports

ATLANTA, Ga.  (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee garnered its first ever victory against Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon on the strength of 510 yards rushing and 5 Benny Cunningham touchdowns.

The Blue Raiders downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 49-28, in front of just over 39,000 in downtown Atlanta’s Bobby Dodd Stadium.

The game was tied 21-all at half time, but a career-best performance by MT tailback and Nashville native Cunningham quickly pushed the game safely out of Georgia’s reach.

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11:34am

Sat September 29, 2012
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Suspect in Dozens of Home Burglaries Arrested After High Speed Chase, Crash

Burglary suspect Keith Churchill of Murfreesboro arrested after high-speed chase and crash
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Investigators with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office believe they’ve captured the thief responsible for as many as 30 home burglaries in Rutherford and Wilson counties.

Murfreesboro resident Keith Churchill, 31, was arrested in the case last Friday. 

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10:59am

Sat September 29, 2012
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Alcohol Enemas a New Fear for University Officials

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas.

Thanks to the drunken exploits of a fraternity at the University of Tennessee, the bizarre way of getting drunk is giving parents, administrators and health care workers a new fear.

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10:54am

Sat September 29, 2012
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Children's Remains Not Found In Second Look at Burned Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities have issued an Amber Alert for two Bedford County children missing since a fire burned down their home five days ago, saying there is no evidence they were victims of the blaze.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued the alert Friday evening. Investigators earlier in the day had returned to the scene of the Shelbyville house fire in which two bodies were found, tentatively identified as the children's step-grandparents.

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11:54am

Fri September 28, 2012
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Teacher's Union Finds Voucher Task-Force Deliberations "Disturbing"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A task force appointed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has skipped over the question of whether to create a school voucher program. Instead, the panel's most spirited debate earlier this week was about how soon vouchers could begin to be offered in Tennessee.

Jerry Winters is a spokesman for the state’s largest teacher’s union, the Tennessee Teacher’s Association. He’s attended four of the task force meeting and says it’s clear the panel members have already made up their minds to recommend a voucher program.

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