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11:23am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Anti Horse-Soring Advocates Plan "Walk on Washington"

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Animal Rights groups promoting tougher federal Tennessee Walking Horse anti-soring regulations are planning a rally later this month in Washington.

The Walk on Washington planned for June 18 in the nation’s capital is intended to pressure lawmakers to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics or PAST Act. Horses scarred by soring techniques will be on hand so that legislators can see the damage that horse soring does.

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11:11am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Murf. Homeless Ministry Worker Assaulted

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A worker at a Murfreesboro ministry to the homeless has been assaulted by a homeless man.

Journey Home Food Service Director Isaiah Whalum says that a homeless man identified as James Sneed Jr. had been told on a previous visit that he was not welcome at the shelter. When Sneed showed up Wednesday morning, Whalam asked him to leave.

The police incident report says Sneed refused and became belligerent. Whalum reports the man began to yell and cuss and make threats. Whalam says Sneed spit in his face before finally leaving the property.

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10:49am

Wed June 4, 2014
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TBI Study Says Juveniles Victims of Violence

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A newly released Tennessee Bureau of Investigation study on domestic violence shows that juveniles accounted for approximately 10 percent of all victims.

The report found that boyfriend-girlfriend relationships were the most frequently reported incidents, accounting for more than 43 percent of all domestic violence in the three-year period studied.

Myra Beasley is the Special Court Advocate for the Domestic Violence Program of Rutherford County. She says there are very definite warning signs that a dating relationship is headed for trouble.

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10:46am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Adams Faces Hearing in Holly Bobo Case

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A court hearing is scheduled for Zachary Adams in the disappearance of a nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.

Adams is set to appear in Decatur County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Adams was indicted on murder and kidnapping charges in March as part of the investigation into Bobo’s April 2011 disappearance. He has pleaded not guilty.

Another man, Jason Autry, also has been charged with murder and kidnapping in the Bobo case.

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10:43am

Wed June 4, 2014
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Why Serving a Maximum Prison Sentence is a Bad Thing

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- It may sound like a positive development that the number of inmates in Tennessee prisons serving their full sentences is on the rise, but a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust suggests just the opposite.

The Pew Trust’s Adam Gelb says about 1 in 3 Tennessee prisoners serves every day of their sentence behind bars.

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