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12:06pm

Mon January 7, 2013
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Can Violent Acts Like Sandy Hook Be Predicted?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state professor is weighing in on the national discussion taking place concerning mental health and violence following the country’s most recent mass shootings.

The deaths of 26 students and teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut has prompted discussion about whether mental health professionals can, or should even try to predict violent behavior.

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11:53am

Mon January 7, 2013
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Goodwill sponsors 2 Middle Tenn. job fairs

Credit goodwillcareersolutions.org

LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Goodwill Career Solutions is sponsoring two Middle Tennessee job fairs Tuesday.

The fairs will be held in Lawrenceburg and Springfield beginning at 10 a.m.

In Lawrence County, where unemployment rates are among the state's highest, Goodwill is working with two employers to find workers in office administration, manufacturing, production, material handling and home-based health care.

In Robertson County, the fair is looking for home-based health caregivers.

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8:22am

Mon January 7, 2013
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MTSU Conducts "Active Shooter" Training This Week

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University is conducting realistic looking and sounding law enforcement training exercises this week.

The exercises are being conducted at Ezell dormitory and the Tennessee Livestock Center.

MTSU Chief of Police Buddy Peaster says the exercises are not a response to recent mass shootings in Connecticut and Wisconsin.

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7:09am

Fri January 4, 2013
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Five Finalists Named for UTC Chancellor Post

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga has narrowed its list of finalists for chancellor.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the search committee said Wednesday that five candidates remain and they will visit the campus to meet with students, faculty and staff, beginning next week.

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6:58am

Fri January 4, 2013
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Tennessee Says Jobless Benefits Extended

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee residents will continue to get federal extended unemployment benefits for at least another year.

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development had warned late last month that the benefits were about to expire.

But the agency announced this week that they have been extended through Jan. 1, 2014.

Congress created the Emergency Unemployment Compensation program in 2008 to provide unemployment benefits to workers who had exhausted their state benefits. The legislation has been amended 10 times since it became effective.

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