MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (NELSON) -- Last Friday's mass shooting in Colorado continues to be the topic of conversation nationwide. WMOT News spoke with students on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University to get their reaction to the tragedy.
Twenty-four year old James Holmes is the primary suspect in the shooting. Holmes is accused of entering a packed Colorado movie theater and opening fire on the audience. Twelve people died while 58 people were injured.
MTSU student Parham Abdi says the shooting left him feeling vulnerable.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Memphis is being called one of the "emptiest" cities in America.
CNBC reporter Paul Toscano compiled a list of the cities suffering the worst problem with empty houses. Toscano created the list using information from the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2011 data includes empty rental properties as well as empty homes for sale.
The reporter ranked Memphis as the third emptiest city in the nation. Fifteen percent of all rental properties in Memphis are unoccupied. Just over three percent of homes for sale are empty.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn, (WMOT) -- A University of Tennessee researcher has been awarded the world’s top prize in the field of environmental science.
UT Knoxville’s Dr. Daniel Simberloff has won Spains 2012 Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology. Simberloff specializes in the study of invasive species.
Although he's conducted research worldwide, Simberloff says he doesn’t have to leave Tennessee to find invasive species. He notes, for instance, the imported insects that are currently killing Tennessee’s hemlocks and ash trees.