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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A professor at Middle Tennessee State University has been appointed to lead a panel that will review the name of a campus building honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The university said in June that it would engage the community on the name of Forrest Hall, which houses MTSU's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program and is named after the rebel general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan member.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man wanted for the stabbing deaths of two 18-year-old women inside a tanning salon 19 years ago has been returned to Nashville.

Multiple media outlets report that 39-year-old Patrick L. Streater had been held in a prison in San Diego, California until Wednesday, serving time for robbery. Metro Nashville police officers transported him back to the city to answer to a 2013 indictment charging him with the 1996 stabbings.

Tennessee not a bad place to retire

Aug 27, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Tennessee may not have Florida’s sandy beaches or Arizona’s Grand Canyon scenery, but it turns out the state isn’t a bad place to retire.

WMOT reporting partner recently analyzed 24 metrics to rank the nation’s 150 most retirement friendly cities.  Nashville made the list at position 25. Knoxville and Chattanooga also ranked above average.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The AAA says holiday travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday will reach levels not seen since before the Great Recession.

The agency says it expects 35. 5 million Americans to hit the nation’s roads for the long holiday weekend that begins next Thursday. AAA says there haven’t been that many Labor Day travelers on the move since 2008.

AAA spokesperson Stephanie Milani says Tennessee’s roadways are going to be crowded.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police have arrested a man they believe is a member of the Chicago based Vice Lords street gang.

The MPD arrested 33-year-old Aspen Ave. resident Brian D. Bradley on Tuesday, charging him with Possession of a Firearm by a Felon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Police responded Tuesday morning to a silent alarm at the Subway on Old Fort Parkway. A clerk told police Bradley had approached the counter and asked if she was alone in the store. The clerk believed he had a gun in his pants pocket and intended to rob the store.