Giving Till it Hurts: Brenda and Robert Harrold

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It’s a pleasure to have family and friends come for a stay, but it’s also true that it can be uncomfortable having someone living in your private space. The longer they stay, the more uncomfortable it gets.

Brenda and Robert Harrold have opened their Murfreesboro home to, not one, not two, but three adult men with special needs.

As a result, meal time is complicated in the Harrold household. Before Brenda and Robert can sit down to eat, they’ve got to meet the special meal-time needs of the men in their care: Archie, “Big” Mike, and Bryan.

Famed music biographer at MTSU on Wednesday

13 hours ago

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  One of the most acclaimed music biographers of our time will be in the mid-state this week to talk about his latest book.

Peter Guralnick will make an appearance at Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday afternoon to promote Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Guralinck will be interviewed beginning at 4:30 p.m. by Dr. Greg Reish, Director of the MTSU Center for Popular Music.

Guralnick is known internationally for his previous books about Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley and Robert Johnson.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Olympic figure skating champion and mid-state resident Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with a third brain tumor.

People magazine reports Hamilton has been diagnosed with a benign pituitary tumor.

In a video for People magazine, the 58-year-old Hamilton joked that he has "a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness." Hamilton has survived two previous brain tumors and also a bout with testicular cancer.


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Drug overdoses in Chattanooga and the surrounding area have increased by at least 40 percent in the past year, according to data from area hospitals and ambulance services.

The Chattanooga Time Free Press reports ( Erlanger hospital's emergency room saw 159 overdose patients in the first nine months of 2016, compared to 113 for the same time period the previous year.

Fiala, Arvidsson score 2 each as Predators beat Penguins 5-1

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala and Viktor Arvidsson scored two goals each to lead the injiury-riddled Nashville Predators to a 5-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Calle Jarnkrok also scored and P.K. Subban and Filip Forsberg each added two assists for Nashville. Juuse Saros had 34 shots for his first NHL victory as the Predators snapped a three-game skid.