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Thu June 13, 2013
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Rutherford County Judge Tells Female Attorneys to Dress Appropriately

Judge Royce Taylor

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Rutherford County judge is telling female attorneys to dress professionally at court.

The Tennessean reports that Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor says he’s received a number of complaints from lawyers concerning other attorneys' apparel choices.

Taylor says he found judges weren't holding female attorneys to the same standard as male lawyers.

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Wed June 12, 2013
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Mid-State Couple Pedal a Tandem Bike Across the Country

Martha and Larry Tolbert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state couple are peddling their bicycle built-for-two clear across the nation.

Murfreesboro residents Martha and Larry Tolbert began their journey eight days ago in Washington D.C. They hope to finish the nearly 4000 mile trip on the Pacific Coast in about eleven weeks.

Martha Tolbert says they’ve been preparing for the adventure for quite some time.

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Tue June 11, 2013
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Monday Storms Cause Scattered Damage in the Mid-State

A possible twister photographed by Debra Wilson of Franklin on Hwy 840 in the Triune area Monday afternoon. The Wilsons photographed what they believed to be a second twister on the opposite side of the road moments later.
Credit courtesy Debra Wilson

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Mid-State storms caused scattered, mostly minor damage Monday afternoon, but south-central Kentucky took quite a beating.

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down near Adairville, 35 miles north of Nashville. Meteorologists say the EF2 tornado had sustained winds of 135 mph and plowed a path estimated at five miles long and 300 yards wide.

There were three known injuries in Logan County, Kentucky, none of them life-threatening. One home was demolished and three others were damaged.

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Fri May 31, 2013
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Tennesseans Lend a Hand In Moore, Oklahoma


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Nashville command of the Salvation Army sent a volunteer team to Central Oklahoma this week to provide disaster aid.

A canteen truck left Nashville Thursday morning. The mobile kitchen has four-wheel drive and so is capable of reaching some of the hardest hit neighborhoods in tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma.

Spokesman Jason Martin says Salvation Army staff already on the ground in Oklahoma are telling the Nashville command that Moore will need help for months to come.

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Wed May 29, 2013
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Mid-State Volunteers Help Oklahoma Storm Survivors

The Whispering Oaks area of Moore, Oklahoma May 27, 2013. The Moore area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013.
Credit Andrea Booher/

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A group of 80 volunteers from Middle Tennessee were on the ground Wednesday in Oklahoma helping local residents clean up following last week’s devastating tornados.

About 80 Tennesseans from Cross Point Church in Nashville traveled west Tuesday. Children’s pastor J.T. Witcher is with the volunteers and says the group went prepared to help tornado survivors clean up their properties.

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