A VERY busy weekend for Murfreesboro Police

May 4, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It was a busy weekend for Murfreesboro Police.

The MPD reports there were four armed robberies in the city during the period between Friday morning and Sunday night. Those robberies included one incident in which a woman reported having her illegal drugs stolen while trying to sell them and an unrelated incident where a man reported having his money stolen at gunpoint while trying to buy drugs.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Just in time for Mother’s Day a new study suggests Tennessee is a surprisingly good place for working moms to find and hold a job.

Our reporting partners at the personal finance website Wallethub.com ranked Tennessee 22 among the 50 states, but it ranked well above every Southeastern State except Virginia.

Wallethub analyst Jill Gonzalez says the study rated twelve metrics. Tennessee scored its highest marks in the area of childcare costs.

Latest mid-state consumer survey a mixed bag

May 4, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state consumers are feeling better about the local economy than they have in a decade.

The Office of Consumer Research at Middle Tennessee State has released its quarterly consumer sentiment survey.  It shows consumer sentiment up 33 points over last quarter. It’s also at its highest point since 2004.

Survey director, Dr. Tim Graeff, says mid-state consumers are especially bullish about the local economy. He says one reason is a “growing optimism regarding the local job market.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT)  --  The controversial Dutch politician invited to deliver the keynote address at the Garland, Texas, event targeted by terrorists on Sunday is no stranger to Middle Tennessee.

Geert Wilders is well-known in Europe and the U.S. for his anti-Muslim rhetoric. He has reportedly been on Al Queida’s hit list for years.

Murf man killed Sunday, suspect in custody

May 4, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say a Murfreesboro man was shot and killed yesterday afternoon during an altercation on Wenlon Drive.

Police were called to the apartment building at 1215 Wenlon just before 3 p.m. in response to shots fired.

WKRN-TV reports police saying that 19-year-old Dejuanuta Stegall of Nashville shot Willie David Jr. after David argued with a third, unnamed person.

David was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he later died.

David Fine/FEMA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Nashville Public Library is helping to mark the fifth anniversary of the historic May 2010 floods.

Nearly two dozen people died in the floods and rising waters caused billions in damages.

Old Hickory resident Harding Brewster used an old boat stored in his back yard to ferry his neighbors to safety as water surged into his neighborhood. His home was badly damaged, but he recalled that a second tragedy was the flood of unscrupulous contactors who converged on the area.


WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Mid-state Congressman Diane Black (R) is leading the charge in the U.S. House to revoke a local District of Columbia law barring discrimination against workers who have abortions.

The measure passed the House Thursday night 228 to 193. The GOP effort is largely symbolic because President Barack Obama is all but certain to veto it should it also pass the Senate.

Ketron says "horrified" by double-dipping mistake

May 1, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  State Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro has reimbursed the state for more than $17,000 in travel costs after it was discovered he had been paid twice for the expenses.

WTVF-TV says Ketron is just one of several state lawmakers who have been reimbursed by the state and also by their campaign funds for the same travel costs.

City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nashville Mayor Karl Dean delivered his eighth and final State of Metro speech at the Main Branch of the Nashville Library Thursday morning.

The speech has become an opportunity for the city’s mayor to tout the previous year’s accomplishments and also to promote items in the coming year’s city budget.

In this morning’s speech the mayor announced plans for major renovations to Overton and Martin Luther King Magnet schools, and for the construction of a new elementary school in the Cane Ridge area.

The "Big Payback" campaign expands dramatically

Apr 30, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee hopes to top last year’s $1.5 million Big Payback during its second annual fundraiser.

The Big Payback is opportunity for mid-state residents to donate online toward the work of their favorite charities. Last year the Big Payback raised money for 525 mid-state non-profits. This year 755 charities are signed up to participate.

Rebecca Finley speaks for the foundation.


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