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9:40am

Tue July 2, 2013
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'No Refusal' DUI Enforcement Over Holiday Weekend

Credit tn.gov/safety/thp.shtml

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol will conduct "no refusal" DUI enforcement in 16 counties over the Fourth of July weekend.

The practice allows troopers to get search warrants for blood samples in cases involving suspected impaired drivers.

Stepped-up traffic enforcement begins statewide at 6 p.m. Wednesday and lasts through midnight Sunday.

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9:12am

Tue July 2, 2013
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Tenn. Couple 1300 Miles into Cross-Country Cycling Adventure

Martha and Larry Tolbert onboard a ferry crossing Lake Michigan.
Credit larryandmarthasbigride.blogspot.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Tennessee couple peddling a bicycle built-for-two are 28 days into their cross-country adventure.

Murfreesboro residents Martha and Larry Tolbert began their journey in early June in Washington D.C. They hope to finish the nearly 4000 mile trip on the Pacific Coast in about seven more weeks.

The Tolberts began their Tuesday ride from Crandon, Wisconsin. Marthan Tolbert says Wisconsin has been a pleasant surprise.

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12:25pm

Fri June 28, 2013
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2012-13 TCAP Scores Show Solid Improvement

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee student achievement scores are out for the 2012-2013 school year and the numbers are up for the third straight year.

Nearly half of all students in grades three through 12 are still performing below grade level in Tennessee, but the scores have shown significant improvement in recent years even though academic standards were raised in 2009.

Math scores saw some of the largest gains, jumping more than 15 percentage points over the last four years.

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12:21pm

Fri June 28, 2013
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Police Need Help Identifying Robbery Suspect

Murfreesboro Police are looking for the man in this bank photo in connection with a robbery of the Bank of America at 120 E. Main St. June 28, 2013
Credit Murfreesboro Police

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Bank of America on East Main in Murfreesboro was robbed Thursday afternoon and police hope you can identify the suspect from surveillance photos.

A teller at the bank says a man stepped up to her window Thursday afternoon at about 2:30 and handed her two, small, brown paper bags and a note demanding money.

The note said that the teller would die if the instructions weren’t followed. The teller gave the man an undisclosed amount of cash and he fled in what bank employees believe was a white mini-van.

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8:57am

Thu June 27, 2013
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Judge Says DCS Official Should Go to Jail

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has suggested someone from the Department of Children's Services should go to jail for making extensive redactions to the records of children who died.

Judge Carol McCoy earlier this year ruled that the department had to release to the media the records of children who had died or nearly died after DCS was supposed to be helping them. She authorized some redactions, but a recent batch of 44 files blacked out a lot of other information.

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