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11:23am

Mon August 13, 2012
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Murf. Police Asking for Public's Help Locating Murder Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are searching for Domynik Jaleel Green, also known as “City."
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — Murfreesboro Police are asking for the public's help locating a murder suspect.

The MPD is searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting one person and wounding another before sunrise Sunday morning.

Police say 21-year-old Domynik Green is wanted for the shooting death of of Terrelle Shannon, also 21. A second person was wounded in the shooting, but received only minor injuries.

Green is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and with being a felon in possession of a weapon.

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6:39am

Mon August 13, 2012
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Local Muslims Worship in New Mosque

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Muslims in the Tennessee city of Murfreesboro were able to celebrate Friday prayers in a new mosque after more than two years of controversy about the building.

Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro who sued to try to halt construction were nowhere to be seen. Instead the worship space was filled with smiling men, women and children.

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6:03am

Wed August 8, 2012
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Tennessee's Record Breaking Weather Continues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The run of unusual weather continued in Tennessee this past month.

Memphis was dry in July while rainfall in the Tri-Cities set an all-time record. The mid-state almost caught up on annual rainfall.

National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Gant says a stubborn high pressure ridge has taken up residence over western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. It blocks storm systems from moving into the Mississippi Valley. The farther away from the ridge, the better chances of rain.

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5:31am

Fri August 3, 2012
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Six Tenn. House Members Defeat Primary Challengers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six congressional incumbents have defeated their challengers in Tennessee's primary election.

Republican Reps. Chuck Fleischmann and Diane Black won their races, following some of the state's toughest campaigns.

The other winners were Republican Reps. Jimmy Duncan in the 2nd District, Stephen Fincher in the 8th District and Scott DesJarlais in the 4th District. Democratic Rep. Steve Cohen prevailed in the 9th District.

Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker also easily won nomination.

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10:43am

Thu August 2, 2012
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More Changes to Tennessee Education Standards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Education is preparing to revise teacher licensing standards.

The department says the revisions will be written in partnership with the state board, the Educational Testing Service and review teams consisting of teachers, district administrators and higher education faculty.

Department spokesperson Kelli Gauthier says the standards are past due for an update.

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