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11:11am

Mon December 15, 2014
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Nashville officer wounded, teen killed in exchange of gunfire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Nashville SWAT Team member was wounded and a teenaged robbery suspect killed in a confrontation with police.

WTVF reports that 16-year-old Xavier McDonald died in the exchange of gunfire. Forty-two year old veteran officer John Downs was shot in the leg near the groin.

Metro Police say they responded to a robbery call at around 7 p.m. last night. A man reported being robbed in the parking lot of a condo complex in the Nashboro Village area.

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9:33am

Wed December 10, 2014
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Murf. woman shoots at dog, hits her hand instead

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- A Murfreesboro woman says she managed to shoot herself in the hand while trying to kill a dog in her backyard.

Fifty-five-year-old Freda Harwell tells police that she was trying to shoot a dog that was chasing her cat in the backyard of her West Street home at about 4 a.m. this morning.

Harwell shot herself in the left hand with a .22 caliber handgun. She told police that she dropped the gun in the backyard after the accident, but officers weren’t able to locate the weapon.

Police say there was gun powder residue around the wound.

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12:56pm

Thu December 4, 2014
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State Agency to Haslam: Do more for poor kids

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  A state agency is calling on Governor Haslam and the State Legislature to spend more on Tennessee’s children.

The Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth cites data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count report to suggest more needs to be done for Tennessee’s under-five children. Agency Commissioner Linda O’Neal is calling for three changes.

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12:50pm

Thu December 4, 2014
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Police say Murf. banker stole thousands of dollars from customers

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A banker working out of a Sun Trust branch in Murfreesboro is facing charges that she stole tens-of-thousands of dollars from customer accounts.

The Tennessee Bureau Investigation says it began investigating 43-year-old Conni Vongphakdy back in June. She was working at the time as a “personal banker” in the East Main Street branch of Sun Trust Bank.

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12:44pm

Thu December 4, 2014
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Another mid-state DUI checkpoint video goes viral

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second time in as many years, video shot at a Rutherford County police sobriety checkpoint has gone viral and placed the mid-state at the forefront of a national debate concerning constitutional rights.

In July of last year, video shot of a confrontation between a driver and Rutherford County Deputies went viral and has since been viewed on Youtube well over 5 million times.

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