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7:56am

Mon December 17, 2012
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Tennessee Prepares to Count Its Homeless

The homeless and volunteers gather for prayer outside the offices of the Murfreesboro charity The Journey Home before sharing a meal.
Credit The Journey Home

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Agencies that work with the poor across Tennessee are gearing up to conduct the annual survey of the state’s homeless population.

Murfreesboro homeless advocate Steve Foster will be participating in the count. He says the survey will be taken in every county in the state on January 22.

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11:42am

Thu December 13, 2012
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ACLU Pans Fed Program Rutherford County Plans to Implement

Credit ACLU-TN

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has released a report highly critical of a federal immigration enforcement program that Rutherford County has applied to participate in.

The 287(g) program allows local law enforcement agencies to detain people on federal immigration violations.

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9:34am

Thu December 13, 2012
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Single Engine Plane Crashes at Murfreesboro Airport

Credit photo provided by the MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- One man was seriously injured early Thursday in the crash of a small plane at the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport.

Murfreesboro Fire Department spokesperson Ashley McDonald reports that rescue units arrived on the scene around 8:45 a.m. They found one man injured and trapped in the wreckage of a single engine aircraft.

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12:25pm

Tue December 11, 2012
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Consumer Confidence Drops Sharply in Middle Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Consumer confidence in Tennessee has taken a nose-dive, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for the state’s retailers.

A poll conducted in late November by the Center for Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee State suggests Tennesseans are concerned about their economic prospects. Consumer sentiment plunged 72 points in just 60 days.

MTSU’s Dr. Tim Graeff conducts the confidence poll for the Center.

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10:16am

Tue December 11, 2012
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Tennessee Works: Utility Construction Sees Job Growth

Credit Tennessee Assoc of Utility Districts

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to search for those thin slices of the state's economy that actually prospered during the economic downturn, in a series of stories entitled “Tennessee Works.”

For the most part, Tennessee’s construction sector suffered badly during the recession and is just now showing signs of recovery. But figures provided by the Tennessee Department of Labor  suggests companies that specialize in the construction of utilities fared better than most.

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