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6:12pm

Mon February 2, 2015
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DUI arrests rising steadily in Murfreesboro, statewide

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — DUI arrests are on the rise here in the mid-state and across Tennessee. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report says there were more Tennessee residents charged with driving under the influence in 2014 than 2013. The report, released Feb. 1, says law enforcement agencies arrested just over 29,500 Tennessee drivers for the offense in 2014. That's 639 more people arrested for DUI than in the previous year. With the exception of 2013, DUI arrests in Murfreesboro have risen each year since at least 2009.

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7:21am

Mon February 2, 2015
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Sealed Vanderbilt rape trial documents leaked to ABC 20/20

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new wrinkle in the Vanderbilt rape trail.

Over the weekend, the ABC news magazine 20/20 aired surveillance video and interrogation tapes the presiding judge sealed in the case.

According to WSMV-TV, the story, which aired Friday night, included previously unreleased videos, photos, and other materials that Judge Monte Watkins had ordered should not be released to the public.

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10:55am

Fri January 30, 2015
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MTSU student involved in armed standoff with police

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police were able to end a dangerous standoff with an armed man Monday without loss of life.

A police incident report says 20-year-old Middle Tennessee State University student Eric T. Morgan barricaded himself inside his E. Main St. apartment and refused to come out.

The MPD responded to Morgan’s address after receiving a call indicating the young man was suicidal and had a gun. Officers spent several hours trying to talk Morgan into surrendering, initially without success.

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10:50am

Fri January 30, 2015
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A pair of new developments in the Vanderbilt rape case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Attorneys for convicted Vanderbilt rapists Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg say one of the jururs who heard their case wasn’t truthful when questioned prior to being seated on the panel.

WSMV-TV quotes defense attorneys as saying a juror failed to disclose being the victim of a sex crime more than a decade ago.

Both the defense and the prosecution carefully vet jurors before a trial begins in an attempt to weed out anyone who might have preconceptions about the case.

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9:29am

Fri January 30, 2015
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End of a disability era in Tennessee?

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has accepted the state's proposal to close Tennessee's last large facility housing mentally disabled people by the end of next June.

Media report that Judge Kevin Sharpe issued his ruling on Thursday, about a week after hearing arguments in Nashville for and against the closure of the Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greenville, which has nearly 100 residents and about 600 workers.

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