Mike Osborne http://wmot.org en Ketron Asks TDOT to Study Mid-State Monorail Idea http://wmot.org/post/ketron-asks-tdot-study-mid-state-monorail-idea <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; State Senator Bill Ketron is sponsoring legislation that would ask the State of Tennessee to explore the idea of building a commuter monorail between Rutherford and Davidson counties.</p><p>The Murfreesboro Republican says he and thousands of other mid-state residents drive the I-24 corridor between Murfreesboro and Nashville every day and rush hour traffic is getting unmanageable. He says a growing Rutherford County population means it’s only going to get worse.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:18:32 +0000 Mike Osborne 36033 at http://wmot.org Mid-State Grinds to a Halt Following Ice and Snow http://wmot.org/post/mid-state-grinds-halt-following-ice-and-snow <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Officials in Tennessee are warning motorists to stay off icy roads, and the governor has declared a state of emergency due to the deteriorating conditions.</p><p>Dean Fleanor is with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.</p><blockquote><p>“It’s very hazardous and treacherous on Tennessee roadways and travelers need to stay home if they can, delay their travel if they can, because it is a very treacherous situation out there.”</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:45:29 +0000 Mike Osborne 35419 at http://wmot.org Mid-State Grinds to a Halt Following Ice and Snow Tennessee Medicaid Opt-Out May Cost Employers Millions http://wmot.org/post/tennessee-medicaid-opt-out-may-cost-employers-millions <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp;&nbsp; --&nbsp; A new study suggests Tennessee businesses could get hit with an additional $72 million a year in federal tax penalties if the state does not expand Medicaid.</p><p>An expansion of state Medicaid programs was written into the new health care law, commonly called Obamacare, but that provision of the law was struck down by the Supreme Court. Many states then opted out, including Tennessee.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:05:01 +0000 Mike Osborne 33846 at http://wmot.org Tennessee Medicaid Opt-Out May Cost Employers Millions Police Release Murfreesboro Crime Stats for 2013 http://wmot.org/post/police-release-murfreesboro-crime-stats-2013 <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- For the second year in a row Murfreesboro Police are reporting a drop in crime.</p><p>In a report released yesterday, the MPD reports a two percent drop in crime last year over 2012.</p><p>The report shows there were three homicides committed in 2013, down one from the previous year. There were also significant declines in the number of reported rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries and vehicle thefts.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:50:31 +0000 Mike Osborne 33547 at http://wmot.org Police Release Murfreesboro Crime Stats for 2013 Unclaimed $61 Million Lottery Ticket in Tenn. http://wmot.org/post/unclaimed-61-million-lottery-ticket-tenn <p></p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; The Tennessee Lottery says a $61 million dollar Mega Millions ticket was drawn last Friday, but the prize hasn’t yet been claimed.</p><p>Lottery officials say the winning ticket was purchased in Bellevue. If claimed, this would be the first Mega Millons winner in Tennessee since the game was first offered in the state beginning in 2010.</p><p>The cash value of the winning $61 million dollar ticket will be just over $32 million dollars.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:14:24 +0000 Mike Osborne 33230 at http://wmot.org Unclaimed $61 Million Lottery Ticket in Tenn.