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6:44am

Fri March 2, 2012
Several Recent Developments in the Case

Anniversary of Tina Stewart Death

MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT)  --  Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Tina Stewart.  Stewart was stabbed to death by her roommate March 2, 2011.

MTSU Atheletic Director Chris Massaro said Stewart is still a very real presence for her team mates.

"She's with her teammates every day in their thoughts and in their prayers and so she's never really left in their minds. I think it's a very difficult day for her teammates and the coaching staff," Massaro said.

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2:55pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Tennessee Storms Result in Three Deaths

Worst Tornado Damage in Cumberland, Dekalb Counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Powerful storms claimed three lives in Tennessee Wednesday.  The storms were part of a massive severe weather system now blamed for 13 deaths in three states.

The damage appears to be light throughout most of Tennessee, but Cumberland and Dekalb Counties took a more direct hit.

Kenneth Carrey, Jr., is the Cumberland County Mayor.

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1:09pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Tenn. GOP Leadership Backing Romney

MTSU Poll Gives Santorum Commanding Lead in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he’s undaunted that most Tennessee Republican leaders have chosen not to endorse him for the nomination. 

The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania told reporters after a speech at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell Wednesday that as the "insurgent candidate," he doesn't expect to draw the support of GOP establishment.

But Santorum expressed confidence he will carry Tennessee and other states holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.

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1:02pm

Thu March 1, 2012
Newspaper Partnering with MTSU for Initiative

Tennessean Debuts BrainstormNashville.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessean announced an online initiative this morning designed to build on the outpouring of community involvement following the 2010 floods.

The newspaper is now beta testing a website that it’s calling Brainstorm Nashville (brainstormnashville.com). The site will use social media tools to explore community problems and build consensus around a solution.

The Tennessean is hoping ideas generated by the site will move beyond conversation to action.

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7:37am

Thu March 1, 2012
LaRon Dendy Named Player of the Year

MTSU Basketball Receives Top Sun Belt Honors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn  (WMOT)  --  Blue Raider Basketball picked up some top honors Wednesday.

The Sun Belt Conference named MT women’s coach Rick Insell and men’s Coach Kermit Davis as coaches of the year in their respective leagues.

Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball standout LaRon Dendy was named the Sun Belt "Player of the Year" and also named to the conference first team.

Davis says Dendy has been a pleasure to coach.

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