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11:51am

Wed November 9, 2011
Cases Against Abdo and Burke Will Continue

Court Cases Against Two Ft. Campbell Soldiers Move Forward

WMOT News has learned today that court cases will move ahead against two Ft. Campbell soldiers.

Within the past hour, Ft. Campbell announced in a press release that the Army will court martial Sgt. Brent Burke for the murder of two Kentucky women in 2007. A trial date for early February has been set.

Burke faces court martial for the  slayings of his estranged wife and her former mother-in-law. Efforts to try Burke, a military policeman at Fort Campbell, in a Kentucky civilian court for the shooting deaths ended in two hung juries and two mistrials.

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12:34pm

Tue November 8, 2011
Campbell Currently on Nationwide Farewell Tour

CMA Awards Feature Tribute to Ailing Glen Campbell

Country Music great Glen Campbell's latest album is entitled "Ghosts on the Canvas" and was released back in the summer.
Surfdog Records

Country Music great Glen Campbell has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease and is currently on a nationwide tour to say goodbye to his fans.

One of the highlights of tomorrows CMA 2011 Awards show in Nashville will be a tribute to Campbell by Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban.

The 45th annual CMA awards take place tomorrow evening at Bridgestone Arena beginning at 8 pm.  The show will be carried live nationwide by ABC.

If your daily commute takes you downtown, be aware that several streets will be closed for the CMAs today and tomorrow.

12:35pm

Mon November 7, 2011
Meetings Held in Knxoville, Nashville and Memphis

ACLU-Tennessee Holds Online Privacy Discussions

Nashville, Tenn (AP/WMOT) Online privacy is the subject this week as the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee conducts a series of panel discussions statewide.

ACLU representatives will speak today in Knoxville, tomorrow here in Middle Tennessee and Wednesday in Memphis.

In a news release, the ACLU contends the laws that protect our privacy have not kept pace with social and technological change.

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12:25pm

Mon November 7, 2011
Rutherford Cnty. Sees 1800+ Homeless Yearly

Poverty in U.S. Higher Than Thought

The Journey Home's Scott Foster works with a homeless client at the agency's offices in downtown Murfreesboro.
The Journey Home

Murfreesboro, Tenn  (AP-WMOT)  New census estimates out today show the number of Americans living in poverty is higher than ever - reaching a new peak of more than 49 million poeple, or 16 percent of the population.

The new numbers are higher than the official 2010 poverty rate of 15 percent that was reported in September.

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11:52am

Mon November 7, 2011
Study Published in a Recent Edition of "Nature"

UTK Researcher Helps Confirm Bat Fungus Diagnosis

Bats killed by White-nose snydrome at Aeolus Cave in Vermont.
University of Tennessee

Knoxville, Tenn (AP/WMOT)  A University of Tennessee researcher has helped confirm a link between a fungus and the widespread death of bats.

Justin Boyles, a post-doctoral research associate, was one of the study’s authors. The study discovered that the fungus Geomyces destructans is causing White-nose Syndrome, a disease decimating the bat population.

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