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8:53am

Tue October 30, 2012
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Mid-State Air Travel Disrupted by Hurricane Sandy

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Hurricane Sandy is playing havoc with airline flights in and out of Middle Tennessee.

Airport spokesperson Emily Richards says nearly 70 flights have been canceled for Tuesday at Nashville International. Most of those flights were headed to the northeast.

“We’re seeing cancelations to New York City, Newark, New Jersey, also Boston, Philadelphia - north of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. So those are some major hubs and we’re seeing a lot of impact at the airport.”

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12:36pm

Mon October 29, 2012
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Tenn. Groups Prepare Disaster Aid for the East Coast

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Volunteer State is readying its response to Hurricane Sandy. Several of the state's disaster response organizations report they're gearing up for what could be a significant disaster.

The Red Cross already has teams from Tennessee headed east.

The Church of Christ Disaster Relief ministry in Nashville says it has three tractor trailers loaded with emergency food boxes ready to roll. It plans to have volunteers pack more boxes beginning Wednesday.

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10:02am

Sat October 27, 2012
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MTSU Poll: Rise of the Independent Voter?

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The latest MTSU Poll shows Mitt Romney enjoying wide support in Tennessee, but there are a couple of interesting findings.

The twice-yearly poll, released Saturday, is conducted by researchers at Middle Tennessee State University. The election preview edition of the poll shows only 34 percent of likely voters voicing support for President Obama, while nearly 60 percent favor Gov. Romney.

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1:45pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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Another Meningitis Death Reported in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another person has died in Tennessee from a fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections for back pain.

The State Department of Health says a total of 74 people who received the injections in Tennessee have been sickened and 10 of them have died.

State health officials said earlier this week that the great majority of risk for stroke or death associated with the outbreak is gone by 42 days after the injection. By Nov. 8, all 1,009 people in Tennessee who got the contaminated steroids will have passed the 42-day mark.

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1:34pm

Fri October 26, 2012
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East Tenn. Judge Forced Off Notorious Murder Case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state appeals court removed a senior judge from presiding over a notorious East Tennessee murder case because of questions about his impartiality.

The Court of Criminal Appeals of Tennessee in Knoxville has approved a request by state prosecutors to recuse Jon Kerry Blackwood from the retrials of three men stemming from the January 2007 slayings of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

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