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12:09pm

Fri October 28, 2011
Accussed of MTSU Student's Murder

Madden Murder Trial Set for January 31

(AP) Shanterrica Madden was not able to reach a plea agreement with prosecuters this morning.

Madden is charged with first degree murder in the death of her college roommate, MTSU Basketball standout Tina Stewart.

According to police, Stewart was stabbed to death during a fight the two had in their Murfreesboro apartment March 2nd.  Madden says she acted in self-defense.

Her attorney, Joe Brandon Jr., tells WMOT News he doesn’t think the prosecution can make a case for first degree murder, because they would have to prove pre-meditation.

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11:51am

Fri October 28, 2011
Tennesseans Don't Like Options Being Considered

MTSU Poll: Leave Scholarship Alone for Now

(AP) More results from the latest MTSU Poll out this week. 

A total of 640 Tennesseans were surveyed by phone; taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.

Poll Director Ken Blake says the survey included questions about the state lottery funded scholarship.

Tennessee lawmakers met on Wednesday to consider ways to prevent the scholarship program from going broke.

State officials say it could run out of money in a little over a decade. Most of the scenarios being discussed would cut the number of students eligible or how much money they get.

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11:51am

Thu October 27, 2011
Hearings in Memphis, Knoxville and Nashville

State Budget Hearings Hit the Road

(AP) Gov. Bill Haslam says he’ll hold public budget hearings outside the Capitol for the first time when he begins the annual review at the University of Memphis this coming Wednesday.

The governor says he’ll also hold hearings in Knoxville, as well as at the usual site at the state Capitol. Haslam announced the changes in a video posted on YouTube yesterday.

The Governor says his goal is to assemble a budget proposal that can pass unanimously in the General Assembly, just as his first annual spending plan did back in May.

11:46am

Thu October 27, 2011
MTSU Poll Probes Education Issues

How Do Tennesseans Feel About Their Public Schools?

WMOT News bringing you results from the latest MTSU Poll each day this week.

MTSU surveyed 640 Tennesseans by phone, taking their pulse on political, social and economic issues.

One of the poll’s most interesting findings has to do with the way Tennesseans feel about their local schools and teachers.

Poll Director, Dr. Ken Blake, says state education concerns have been much in the news lately, so he wanted to probe resident's opinions on the subject.

Where school satisfaction is concerned, Blake says geography seems to be the deciding factor.

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12:14pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Poll Conducted Twice Yearly by MTSU

MTSU Poll Shows Tennesseans Unhappy with President Obama

Tennessee giving Republicans double digit leads over President Obama...just one of the results from the latest Middle Tennessee State University poll.

The twice yearly survey was conducted earlier this month with 640 Tennesseans interviewed by phone.

If the 2012 presidential election were held today, three Republican contenders would likely defeat President Obama in Tennessee.  

The survey shows Rommey, Perry and Cain all polling better than the president, with Romney getting the most nods from Tennesseans.

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