Tenn. Senator Mark Norris and State Rep. Johnnie Turner
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A state senator has filed legislation that seeks to restrain federal regulation in Tennessee.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris of Collierville discussed the resolution yesterday during a special joint committee meeting on the effect of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the state.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- There’s been a string of armed robberies in Murfreesboro in the past few days.
Police say that JD’s Market on Maney Ave. was robbed at gunpoint on Saturday. The clerk told police the robber was wearing all black and had his hands and face covered.
On Sunday, three different residents at the University Ridge Apartments near Middle Tennessee State were robbed minutes apart at gunpoint. In two cases the robbers forced their way into the resident’s home.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report chides Tennessee for spending a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars it receives in tobacco settlement money on smoking cessation programs.
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids says Tennessee will receive just over $403 million this year from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but the state will spend just $5 million on smoking cessation.