MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- For the second time in as many years, video shot at a Rutherford County police sobriety checkpoint has gone viral and placed the mid-state at the forefront of a national debate concerning constitutional rights.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- With racial unrest sparked by events in Ferguson, Missouri, roiling the nation, a mid-state police chief is responding to the issues raised.
Responding to concerns that local law enforcement is becoming too militarized, the Obama Administration is this week is considering new restrictions on the transfer of surplus military hardware to police departments.
This follows heated discussion of whether the Ferguson Police Department’s use of assault-style weapons, tear gas and an armored vehicle during protests and riots was appropriate.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS) -- A new study says a tax credit helping low-income working families keep more of their earnings is proving to be especially important in rural areas and small towns across Tennessee.
Jon Bailey with the Center for Rural Affairs says a Center study suggests the Earned Income Tax Credit is one of the nation’s most effective anti-poverty tools.