Tue April 3, 2012
Middle Tennesse Temps Highest in the State

Warmest March, Winter on Record

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The month just ended was the warmest March on record across Tennessee.

National Weather Service records for Middle Tennessee show the average temperature was more than 11 degrees above normal. Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities were all more than 10 degrees warmer than normal.

That news comes on the heels of Weather Service announcements that the winter just ended was also one of the warmest on record. Jason Wright is Weather Service Senior Meteorologist in Nashville.

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Mon April 2, 2012
Symposium Wednesday on the MTSU Campus

Tennessee's Sex-Trafficking Problem Explored

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A symposium on human trafficking will be held this week here in Middle Tennessee.

The conference is scheduled for Wednesday at Middle Tennessee State University and will feature a Special Agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The TBI released its first ever report on trafficking in Tennessee last year. Margie Quin, Special Agent in Charge, described the numbers as shocking.

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Mon April 2, 2012
Conflict Deserves More Media Attention

Tennessean with Ties to Syria is Frustrated

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  The death toll in Syria continues to climb. Three more deaths were reported Monday as the year-old uprising there continues.

There’s a sizeable Syrian refugee population here in Middle Tennessee. They’ve been active in recent months, staging local rallies in support of the Syrian people.

Murfreesboro resident Lema Sbenaty is of Syrian ancestry and has family still living there. Her aunt’s home was badly damaged recently by government shelling.

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Mon April 2, 2012
Police Make No Move to Arrest Protesters

Homeless Advocates Occupy Legislative Plaza

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Legislative plaza was briefly occupied once again Sunday night, but not by the Occupy Movement.

About 30 homeless advocates slept overnight on the plaza in defiance of a new state law that prohibits camping on state property. Advocates say the law, recently passed by the Tennessee legislature specifically to dislodge occupy protesters from the plaza, makes homelessness a criminal offense.

Lindsey Crank is a divinity student at Vanderbilt University and has worked with Nashville’s homeless for the past five years.

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Fri March 30, 2012
Students Head to Hollywood This Weekend

MTSU Students Up for College TV EMMY

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Three students from Middle Tennessee State are headed to Hollywood this weekend to pick up the college version of an EMMY Award.

Erica Doyle, Fadia Patterson and former student Marquee Doyle will attend the 33rd Annual College Television Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The trio will represent the program KOURE-TV, a variety show that airs on MTSU’s student run station MT-10.

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