High speed chase turns deadly, Murf. woman killed

Jun 27, 2016

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The family of a Murfreesboro woman killed over the weekend in a police chase turned deadly are working to raise money for her funeral.

WTVF-TV reports that 28-year-old Jessica Miranda Campos was killed Friday afternoon at the corner of South Church Street and Veterans Parkway. Her car was struck by an SUV being pursued by police.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says that high speed chase began in Coffee County when they allege 28-year-old Garieon J. Simmons stole a vehicle, sparking a pursuit that continued into Rutherford County.

The following press statement was released by the Tennessee Board of Regents on June 24, 2016.

The Tennessee Board of Regents today approved the lowest increases in undergraduate tuition since 1983.

Tuition rates at the six TBR universities, 13 community colleges and 27 Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology will increase an average of 2.6 percent for the 2016-17 academic year.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A pair of Nashville Ballet company dancers are gearing up to represent Tennessee in a prestigious dance competition in Europe next month.

Alexandra Meister and Nicolas Scheuer have been invited to compete in the 27th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, beginning July 15. The Olympic-style event is held every two years and attracts dancers from around the world.

Bluegrass music patriarch Ralph Stanley dies at 89

Jun 24, 2016
Ralph Stanley

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Appalachian music patriarch Ralph Stanley, who helped expand and popularize the bluegrass sound, has died. He was 89.

His publicist, Kirt Webster, says Stanley died yesterday.

Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia. He and brother Carter formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. The brothers fused Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe's rapid rhythms with the mountain folk of groups such as the Carter Family, and added a distinctive three-part harmony. Carter Stanley died of liver disease in 1966.

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Tennessee’s largest companies has lost a precedent setting Supreme Court case that defines the limits of Native American tribal court authority.

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Thursday that justices were deadlocked 4-4 in a closely watched dispute between the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and mid-state based Dollar General Corp. The impasse leaves a lower court decision in place that favors the tribe.