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8:57am

Thu October 9, 2014
Politics

Mid-State county unveils federal plan for desegregation its schools

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SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — A month after federal investigators determined that Robertson County Schools have not desegregated, officials have released a proposed redistricting plan.

Robertson County Director of Schools Mike Davis told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1xqPWiT) on Monday that the new attendance zones were developed by the federal government, not the local school board.

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11:56am

Wed October 8, 2014
Top Stories

6th annual mid-state retreat for greiving teens

A teen participates in an art project during the 2013 Alive Hospice retreat for grieving young people.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Alive Hospice is hosting its sixth annual weekend retreat for high school students dealing with loss.

The camp is being held at Camp Youth Incorporated on Percy Priest Lake beginning Friday, Oct. 17.

Pam Quaintance will be one of the counselors on hand to help the teens work through their grief. She says a retreat of this kind can be especially helpful for teens.

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10:56am

Wed October 8, 2014
Business

Tennessee's rich really are getting richer, poor getting poorer

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study ranks Tennessee as one of the poorest states in the nation.

The personal finance website wallethub.com recently used census and tax data to rank incomes in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Tennessee came in 11th from the bottom, well behind neighboring states Virginia and Georgia, but ahead of Arkansas and Mississippi.

Wallethub’s Jill Gonzalez says it may be cliché, but the rich really are getting richer and the poor, poorer.

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10:32am

Wed October 8, 2014
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Murfreesboro man shot after withdrawing ATM cash

Shooting near the corner of Mercury and Middle Tennessee Blvd, October 7, 2014.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro man was shot Tuesday evening after refusing to surrender his ATM cash to a robber.

Murfreesboro Police say they were called to a shots fired incident near the corner of Mercury and Middle Tennessee Blvd just before 7 p.m. On arriving they found that 66 year-old Frank Yost had been shot in the left thigh.

Yost told police that he had just withdrawn cash from an ATM when a black male wearing a grey hoodie and dark pants approached and demanded the money.

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9:58am

Wed October 8, 2014
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MTSU student reports being sexually assaulted

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --  A student at Middle Tennessee State University tells police she was sexually assaulted.

Murfreesboro Police say they were called to an apartment on North Rutherford Blvd. on the southeast edge of campus Tuesday afternoon in response to an incident that apparently took place late Sunday night.

The victim told police that she was studying with a friend until nearly midnight. When they finished she says a man who lives in an apartment in the next building invited her to his room to talk.

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