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9:18am

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/fema.gov

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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8:34am

Wed May 29, 2013
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Auto Production Jobs Paying up to $28.94 an Hour Offered Saturday

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state company paying up to  $28.94 dollars an hour for jobs in vehicle production will hold job fairs in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville on Saturday.

Yates Services will be accepting applications for Nissan vehicle assembly and electric vehicle battery plant jobs in Smyrna and Decherd.

The positions to be filled include assembly, materials handling, maintenance, warehousing, and tool and die workers.

After two years workers hired for the positions may be eligible to become Nissan employees as Main Line Production Associates.

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7:32am

Wed May 29, 2013
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Walking-Horse Breeders Group President Says Change Needed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association says the walking horse industry has "clearly lost the public."

According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/10H5Rbx ), association president Tracy Boyd posted a message this week on the group's website, stating he believes modern-day show horses are cleaner than they've ever been. But Boyd said no one outside the industry believes it after a series of horse soring cases came to light.

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6:56am

Wed May 29, 2013
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TennCare Fraud: 1,700 Arrests, $3.5 Million in Restitution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The TennCare Office of Inspector General says there have been more than 1,700 arrests for fraud against the state health care system since 2005.

The inspector general's office, which is separate from TennCare, began full operation in February 2005 and has investigated cases leading to more than $3.5 million paid in restitution to TennCare.

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12:26pm

Tue May 28, 2013
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Smokies, Mammoth Cave part of MTSU science study

Visitors crawling on a Wild Cave tour inside Mammoth Cave.
Credit National Park Service

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Ten college students from across the country are taking part in a Middle Tennessee State University environmental research project.

The event runs from through July 26 and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The school says the students will search for ancient inactive seismic faults, investigate water and air quality and explore the ecology of rare cedar glade habitats. The intensified research project involves the disciplines of Earth science, chemistry and biology.

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