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12:04pm

Wed July 11, 2012
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Rutherford County Planning Commission Mulls Mosque Vote

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is nearly complete.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn (AP/WMOT) — Rutherford County Planning Commission members are considering whether to schedule a new vote on construction of the Murfreesboro Mosque.

The county's appeal of the court ruling that prohibits occupancy of the nearly finished worship center would still go forward.

Rutherford County Regional Planning Commissioner Mike Kusch sought a lawyer's advice on the issue during a meeting Monday. Kusch says the lawyer told members the board is free to revisit the matter any time as long as public notice is adequate.

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12:15pm

Thu July 5, 2012
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Murf Near-Drowning Victim Critical

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police reported a near-drowning early Thursday morning at the Country Inn and Suites on Armory Drive.

Police said a patrolman responding to a 911 call found Matthew Tigner performing CPR on an unresponsive 23 year-old Scott Chance at the side of the hotel’s pool at about 1:30 Thursday morning.

EMS was called and Chance was transported to Middle Tennessee Medical Center. A hospital spokesperson said Thursday afternoon that Chance is in critical condition in the ICU.

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11:52am

Thu June 21, 2012
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Reward for Capture of Murfreesboro Bomb Threat Suspect

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with a bomb threat.

A felony arrest warrant has been issued for 51 year-old William T. Moon of Tracy City for making a false report. Investigators allege that Moon called in the threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building May 31.

The threat closed the Judicial building for several hours while bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the facility.

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12:23pm

Mon June 18, 2012
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Students Converge on Murfreesboro for Arts School

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON)  --  About 250 high-school juniors and seniors from across Tennessee are attending the Governor’s School for the Arts. The school is being held again this year at Middle Tennessee State University.

Schools from all over Tennessee have students enrolled in the Governor’s School for the Arts.

The school is a month long, intensive program that allows students to focus on their areas of interest, dance, music, visual arts, filmmaking, and theater.

Murfreesboro eleventh graders Max Farley and Gaven Marlow are representing Siegel High.

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11:34am

Wed May 30, 2012
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Amazon Taking Applications for Murfreesboro Jobs

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Amazon has started accepting applications for its new fulfillment facilities in Murfreesboro and Lebanon.

EDITORS NOTE: Click here for an updated version of this story.

Amazon says construction at the two sites is on schedule and should be completed on time this fall. The company is taking applications now and will follow up with in-person interviews this summer.

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