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9:54am

Tue January 15, 2013
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Murfreesboro Police to Hold Gun Exchange Thursday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Murfreesboro Police Department will conduct a firearms exchange this Thursday afternoon.

The MPD is partnering with the Murfreesboro NAACP and the Central Christian Church for the exchange in an effort to keep unwanted and unused weapons off city streets.

Anyone turning in a gun or guns will receive a Kroger gift card in exchange. MPD spokesman Kyle Evans wouldn’t say how much the gift cards will be worth, but did say that it’s a considerable amount and that the award will increase with the number of guns surrendered.

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11:29am

Mon January 14, 2013
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Bad Weather Weekend, More on the Way

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.

With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.

Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.

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11:19am

Mon January 14, 2013
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Spring Semester Begins at Mid-State Universities

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There's good news out this week for university students as they return to classes for the spring semester.

Students at Tennessee State University returned to class Monday. Students at Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State, and Austin Peay State head back to classes on Thursday. Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb and Trevecca all got their spring semesters underway last week.

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8:33am

Mon January 14, 2013
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Burriss on Media: Newtown Conspiracy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  Here’s a little computer exercise for you to try: go to Google and search for the name “Emilie Parker.” The first entry includes pictures of young Emilie and President Obama. But the web site claims there is something odd about the photos: the pictures were supposedly taken after Emilie was shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
 

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10:04am

Fri January 11, 2013
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Tennessee Hit Hard by an Early Flu Season

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NEW YORK (AP/WMOT) — Health officials say the flu is more widespread across the nation this year, and Tennessee is one of the states hardest hit.

Flu season started early this winter, and includes a strain that tends to make people sicker. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu is widespread in 47 states.

Dr. Kelly Moore  is with the Tennessee Department of Health.

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