MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Nashville based Hospital Corporation of America had a central role in a new medical study that the Centers for Disease Control says could save “tens of thousands of lives."
The CDC says about 100,000 Americans die each year from infections they aquire during hospital stays. HCA, Harvard, the University of California and the CDC partnered to conduct a multi-year study to find ways to reduce hospital infection rates.
The research was carried out exclusively in 43 HCA hospitals in 16 states and involved about 75,000 patients.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A political advertising campaign aimed at evangelical Christians - designed to influence congressional debate on immigration reform - is underway in Tennessee and twelve other states.
MTSU alum Vilviu Ciulei is one of the featured performers at the 12th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition to be held May 30 through June 1, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Some of the world’s top solo-guitarists will be in the mid-state this weekend for the 12th annual Tennessee Guitar Festival and Competition.
The event will be held at Middle Tennessee State University over three days beginning Thursday. MTSU alumnus Silviu Ciulei, an internationally acclaimed classical and flamenco guitarist, will be the festival’s featured performer Friday night.
Other performers of note include Ben Bolt, Carlos Castilla, and Richard Todd.
The Whispering Oaks area of Moore, Oklahoma May 27, 2013. The Moore area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A group of 80 volunteers from Middle Tennessee were on the ground Wednesday in Oklahoma helping local residents clean up following last week’s devastating tornados.
About 80 Tennesseans from Cross Point Church in Nashville traveled west Tuesday. Children’s pastor J.T. Witcher is with the volunteers and says the group went prepared to help tornado survivors clean up their properties.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The president of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association says the walking horse industry has "clearly lost the public."
According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/10H5Rbx ), association president Tracy Boyd posted a message this week on the group's website, stating he believes modern-day show horses are cleaner than they've ever been. But Boyd said no one outside the industry believes it after a series of horse soring cases came to light.
Visitors crawling on a Wild Cave tour inside Mammoth Cave.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Ten college students from across the country are taking part in a Middle Tennessee State University environmental research project.
The event runs from through July 26 and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
The school says the students will search for ancient inactive seismic faults, investigate water and air quality and explore the ecology of rare cedar glade habitats. The intensified research project involves the disciplines of Earth science, chemistry and biology.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says a drug investigation led to a dog fighting operation in Chattanooga.
The agency said in a news release Tuesday that agents executing a narcotics search warrant discovered numerous pit bull dogs, a fight ring, a treadmill used in training and blood. Guns were also found.
Agents arrested 41-year-old Jackie Marcellus Sawyer of Chattanooga on Friday.