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9:31am

Mon March 5, 2012
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MTSU Men Knocked Out of Sun Belt Tourney

photo courtesy MTSU/Bradley Lambert

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A shocking loss Sunday for the Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball team. The number-one seeded Blue Raiders fell to number-nine seed Arkansas State 64 to 61.

The MT men will now have to wait till March 11 to hear about a spot on the NCAA tournament bracket. 

The Lady Raiders faired much better in Sun Belt Tournament action over the weekend. Middle Tennessee beat back a late rally by Western Kentucky to defeat the Lady Toppers 65-57 in Hot Springs, Ark.

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9:23am

Mon March 5, 2012
Political Scientist Questions GOP Strategy

MTSU Poll Shows Santorum with 2-t0-1 Lead in Tenn.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee joins 9 other states for Super Tuesday presidential primary voting tomorrow. As you’ve heard John and Celeste mention, Santorum and Romney are running neck-and-neck in several states.

The vote appears to be shaping up differently here in Tennessee. Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum held a two-to-one lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in polls conducted recently by both the Survey Group at Middle Tennessee State University and the Vanderbilt Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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9:13am

Mon March 5, 2012
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Storm Damage in 19 Tennessee Counties

photo courtesy Tenn. EMA

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) —  Thirty-nine deaths in 5 states was the toll from Friday’s severe weather as of Monday morning.

The state Emergency Management Agency said there were no deaths here in Tennessee, but at least 45 people were injured in two waves of bad weather. Most of the injuries occurred in the Chattanooga area.

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6:53pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Damage Light to Moderate in Most Communities

Injuries, Damage Following Severe Storms

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — No deaths were reported in Tennessee after a series of strong storms pushed through the state Friday afternoon and evening. Three counties reported injuries and several reported light to moderate damage.

The Associated Press reported that six to eight people were hospitalized in Chattanooga and at least 20 homes destroyed after a possible tornado swept through the area early in the afternoon.

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2:07pm

Fri March 2, 2012
Residents Less Impressed by Republican Initiatives

Tennesseans Approve of Governor, Legislature

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennesseans are sticking to a surprisingly center-of-the-road public policy line in spite of  this election season’s heated political rhetoric.

WMOT will be looking at the results of the latest Middle Tennessee University Survey Group poll over the next few days. The twice-yearly phone survey was released Wednesday.

The poll shows that Tennesseans are generally approving of first term Republican Governor Bill Haslam and the newly Republican dominated legislature. But voters are not happy with all the majority party’s policy initiatives.

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