Tue April 10, 2012
Canadian Cold-Front Responsible for Low Temps.

Frost Possible Wednesday and Thursday Mornings

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  During those extra-warm March days a lot of folks couldn’t resist buying and set out their spring plants. Those tender shoots may be at risk the next couple of mornings as temperatures fall to near freezing.

Trevor Boucher, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Nashville says Middle Tennessee could see some frost the next two mornings.

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Mon April 9, 2012
MTSU Economist Says Exports Up 15% in 2011

Tenn. Exports Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s exports have reached pre-recession levels according to an economist with Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Steven Livingston is with the Business and Economics Research Center at MTSU. He says Tennessee exports were up 15 percent in 2011. Livingston says that last year the state exported more than $29 billion worth of products.

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Mon April 9, 2012
Individual Making Less than $57, 000 May Qualify

United Way Provides Free Tax Prep.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The deadline for filing your 2011 taxes is quickly approaching. The Internal Revenue Service says Tuesday April 17, one week from tomorrow, is the last day to file taxes without penalty.

Here in Middle Tennessee, United Way is offering free tax preparation assistance. Individuals and families earning up to $57,000 a year may qualify for help with their taxes. You can call the 211 United Way help line to confirm that you qualify, to get the address of the nearest tax prep site, and for a checklist of items you’ll need to bring along.

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Sat April 7, 2012
Ten Tennessee Counties Get Disaster Declarations

FEMA Pays $640,000 to Tenn. Tornado Survivors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Over 900 Tennesseans have registered for federal disaster assistance following the severe weather that swept the state February 29 and March 2.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it’s already paid out more than $640,000 in disaster recovery assistance to residents in the 10 Tennessee counties that were declared disaster areas by President Obama.

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Sat April 7, 2012
20 Rapes on Tenn. College Campuses in 2011

Sex Assaults on College Campuses Up 47 Percent

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to look at the results of the 2011 “Crime on Campus” report released this week.

Compiled by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the report shows a more than 4 percent increase in crime on the state’s college campuses last year. One of the more dramatic findings was the sharp increase in the number of sex oriented crimes.

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