NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  With eleven days left in the month the National Weather Service says Tennessee has already seen more Ttornadoes than any July on record.

In a statement released yesterday, the National Weather Service says it’s recorded 9 tornadoes statewide, 8 in Middle Tennessee.

Fortunately, no fatalities have been reported.

State officials are reminding Tennesseans that wherever severe weather strikes, unscrupulous contracts are sure to follow.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new survey suggests that Tennessee business leaders are bullish on the state economy, but far less confident about the national and global economy.

Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry have teamed up to begin what they’re calling the Tennessee Business Barometer.

The survey will be conducted quarterly statewide.The inaugural survey was conducted the first full week in July and included more than 130 responses.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A family representative says the Kuwait-born man who shot and killed five service members in Tennessee was first treated by a child psychiatrist for depression when he was 12 or 13 years old.

The representative, who spoke Sunday on condition of anonymity to avoid unwanted publicity, said 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez also fought drug and alcohol abuse, spending time in Jordan last year to help clean himself up.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a sailor who was shot in the attack on a military facility in Chattanooga has died, raising the death toll to five people.

The death occurred two days after a gunman killed four Marines during a shooting rampage on two military facilities.

Toddlers to Seniors, they just want to dance

Jul 17, 2015
Nashville Ballet

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- The Nashville Ballet recently expanded its facility in West Nashville. The organization had little choice, its School of Ballet has tripled in size in the last four years.         

The school’s several divisions are attracting dancers ranging from toddlers to senior citizens who’ve celebrated their three score and ten.