WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — A Middle Tennessee professor who specializes in free-speech issues says television stations will likely be minding their manners for a while as a result of a Supreme Court ruling on indecency.
The justices yesterday threw out fines and other penalties against Fox and ABC stations that violated the FCC's policy regulating curse words and nudity on TV.
The case revolved around obscenities uttered during an awards show on Fox, and brief nudity on ABC. The justices said the FCC is free to revise its indecency policy.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) — A Texas man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of violating the civil rights of members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.
Federal officials say 24 year-old Corpus Christi, Texas, resident Javier Alan Correa phoned a threat into the Murfreesboro Mosque September 5, 2011, promising that a bomb would go off in the mosque on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Green Party of Tennessee is preparing to put candidates for state office on the November ballot.
Last month the Green Party nominated 12 candidates for office, including three in Middle Tennessee, after a federal judge ruled the state may not enforce rules that the Green Party claims are election roadblocks.
Green Party Co-Chair Katey Culver says her organization has been in court fighting for the right to put candidates on the Tennessee ballot since 2007.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals are asking for the public’s help in tracking down a suspect wanted in connection with a bomb threat.
A felony arrest warrant has been issued for 51 year-old William T. Moon of Tracy City for making a false report. Investigators allege that Moon called in the threat to the Rutherford County Judicial Building May 31.
The threat closed the Judicial building for several hours while bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search the facility.