MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —Tennessee has declared a State of Emergency in anticipation of a several rounds of threatening weekend weather.
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Jeremy Heidt notes the forecast includes freezing rain and ice that could lead to downed trees and power lines.
The ice and snow are a threat in the Western and Middle Tennessee. But Heidt says that with an additional three to five inches of rain forecast for this weekend, flooding is a concern across the entire state.
Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey responds to questions from reporters with WMOT news partner Bragg Innovative News Network.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- One of the nation’s foremost Islamic civil rights groups is urging Tennessee lawmakers to educate themselves about the Muslim faith.
A journalist with WMOT reporting partner Bragg Innovative News Network recently asked Tennessee Republican Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to clarify controversial comments he’s made in recent years regarding Islam.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A study detailing the latest numbers on college student debt is out this week and Tennessee fairs surprising well.
Nationwide, university students graduating with a bachelor’s degree last year had an average student loan burden of $29,400. According to the Project on Student Debt, 7 in 10 college seniors who graduated last year have student loans.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A 14-year-old Massachusetts boy is set to be arraigned on murder, aggravated rape and armed robbery charges in the killing of his high school math teacher.
Philip Chism is accused in the Oct. 22 death of Colleen Ritzer, a popular teacher at Danvers High School. The 24-year-old Ritzer was found in woods near the school with her throat slit and a note reading, "I hate you all."
KIEV, Ukraine (AP/WMOT) — A mid-state political scientist who specializes in the study of the former Soviet states says the current tug-of-war between Europe and Russia over the fate of Ukraine will likely continue for some time.
On Tuesday, Ukraine's opposition failed in its attempt to force out the government with a no-confidence vote in parliament.