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12:15pm

Thu April 11, 2013
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Tennesseans Participate in Washington Immigration Rally

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  A delegation from Middle Tennessee was in the nation’s capital yesterday for a pro-immigration reform rally held on the grounds of the capital building.

Thousands took part in yesterday’s rally in Washington D.C. Thousands more participated in rallies in 18 state capitals.

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8:34am

Wed April 10, 2013
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Slavery Alive and Well in Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (ANFINSON)  --  The topic of slavery may be history to some, but it’s a living reality for others. Unfortunately, slavery still exists--even in our own backyard. One group of activists is doing their part to "End It" for good.

A 2011 report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that Human Sex Trafficking has been reported in 85 percent of the counties in Tennessee. The average age of a sex trafficking victim is just 13.

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12:52pm

Tue April 9, 2013
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TBI: 4-Year-Old Shoots and Kills Deputy's Wife

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Authorities say a 4-year-old shot and killed the wife of a Wilson County sheriff's deputy over the weekend.

The shooting took place inside the Lebanon home of Deputy Daniel Fanning. Authorities say the deputy and a friend were looking at firearms in a bedroom when a 4-year-old, who was also in the room, picked up a gun and pulled the trigger.

The weapon was loaded and discharged once and hitting Josephine Fanning. The deputy’s 48-year-old wife was pronounced dead at the scene.

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12:44pm

Tue April 9, 2013
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Growth of Murfeesboro Airport Prompts Fire Training

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Members of the Murfreesboro Fire Department will train this week  at Smyrna Airport on how to handle aircraft emergencies.

The three day course includes training in aviation fire suppression, general airfield safety, airport terminology, and search procedures for locating downed aircraft.

Department spokesperson Ashley McDonald says changes at the Murfeesboro airport, and courses at Middle Tennessee State University,   prompted Chief Cumbey Gaines to send his firefighters for the training in Smyrna.

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12:38pm

Fri April 5, 2013
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Tennessee Senate Hosts "Geography of Hate" Projects

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Student projects that show the  geographic distribution of hate groups found here in Tennessee will be on display in the capital building next week.

Middle Tennessee State University’s Dr. Patricia Boda asked students in her cartography class to create maps for a project she entitled the “Geography of Hate.”

One student created maps detailing the forced eviction of Native Americans from their ancestral lands in the 1830s Trail of Tears exodus. Others focused on the Holocaust and more recent instances of genocide in Sudan and Rawanda.

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