B-52s

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state fans of the B-52s will get a musical treat Thursday as band front man Fred Schneider puts in an appearance at Middle Tennessee State.

Schneider will speak to students about the band’s big hits like Love Shack, and Rock Lobster. Schneider, a poet-musician, is best known for his spoken singing style.

Schneider will talk about his four decade career in new-wave rock at 4:30 on the MTSU campus. The lecture is free  and open to the public.

WMOT staff, Rhiannon Gilbert

2nd annual Muletown Musicfest this weekend in Columbia

Sep 27, 2016
muletownmusicfest.com/

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (HAVIGHURST)  --  With high profile music events such as AmericanaFest and the Pilgrimage Festival dominating the Fall calendar, a plucky startup festival down the road from Music City is eager to get on the radar of roots music lovers.

Female Profs paid less at Tennessee universities?

12 hours ago
mtsusidelines.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An analysis of public records seems to indicate a significant pay disparity between male and female professors teaching at some of Tennessee's largest public universities.

WMOT News reporting partners at Sidelines Newspaper and Professor Ken Blake teamed up to crunch salary numbers for six  universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Sidelines Editor Sarah Grace Taylor says they’ve found what appears to be a pay disparity between male and female faculty.

Lebanon Police say snake used to shoplift

13 hours ago
Lebanon Police

LEBANON, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Lebanon police are looking for a pair of suspected shoplifters…and a snake.

Police are asking for your help identifying two women they say stole a number of items from the Children’s Place and Gap Store at the Lebanon Prime Outlet Mall.

WTVF-TV says Official believe one woman concealed stolen items under her clothing. The other carried a live snake through the store, apparently as a diversion.

The pair left the store in a gray, convertible, two-door, PT Cruiser.

UTK

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's law school dean says a professor will not face disciplinary action for a Twitter post that called on drivers to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In a post on the law school's website, Dean Melanie D. Wilson said the tweet "was an exercise" of the professor's First Amendment rights, according to media reports. Wilson added the tweet "offended many members of our community and beyond, and I understand the hurt and frustration they feel."

Giving Till It Hurts: Troy Snell - Animal Rescuer

Sep 27, 2016
Osborne

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Many Middle Tennessee residents travel for work, but only a few hardy souls genuinely deserve the title “Road Warrior.”

In the continuing series Giving Till it Hurts, WMOT News introduces you to a mid-state man who is on the road more than he’s home. What’s more, his job exposes him daily to the worst human beings can do to the animals who depend on them.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville.

Police Capt. Gregory Blair tells local news outlets that Teddy Grasset died after being shot early Monday.

Grasset and his friend, 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were walking near the Country Music Hall of Fame when police say a Chevrolet Impala pulled up behind them. Grasset and Niehues ran in opposite directions and a gunman from the car opened fire.

wallethub.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study says Tennessee’s Hispanic community is surprisingly well integrated.

Wallethub.com compared 17 metrics including English proficiency, educational attainment and economic success and ranked Tennessee 10th in the nation.

Tennessee Hispanics scored well in cultural integration and educational success, but Wallethub’s Jill Gonzalzes says economic integration is a work in progress.

RCSO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Prosecutors want Rutherford County Sheriff Arnold behind bars.

A hearing is scheduled in a Nashville courtroom for Tuesday afternoon to hear a motion to revoke Arnold’s pretrial release status.

The Sheriff is facing a February trail on federal charges that he illegally profited from the sale of e-cigarettes to inmates at the county jail he administers.

The Daily News Journal quotes prosecutors saying that following allegations Arnold struck his wife during a domestic incident on Labor Day the Sheriff should be held until his trail.

2nd annual Muletown Musicfest this weekend in Columbia

Sep 27, 2016
muletownmusicfest.com/

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (HAVIGHURST)  --  With high profile music events such as AmericanaFest and the Pilgrimage Festival dominating the Fall calendar, a plucky startup festival down the road from Music City is eager to get on the radar of roots music lovers.

bcbst.com/

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act marketplace in the Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville regions. In a news release, the company says the change will affect an estimated 100,000 Tennesseans.

The decision comes a month after Tennessee officials approved an average rate increase of 62 percent for the insurer.

The company says it has lost close to $500 million on Affordable Care Act plans over three years.

capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Jeremy Durham, who earlier this month became the first lawmaker expelled from the Tennessee General Assembly in 36 years, was escorted from a University of Tennessee football game on Saturday after getting into an altercation with a Florida fan.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2cG9nCq ) that Durham was sitting next to Republican state Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown at the game. Kelsey said he didn't see the incident but confirmed Durham was asked to leave in the third quarter.

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Jazz is here to stay. WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro are now playing the MTSU Jazz Network 24-hours a day. In the coming weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the network.

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B-52s

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state fans of the B-52s will get a musical treat Thursday as band front man Fred Schneider puts in an appearance at Middle Tennessee State.

Schneider will speak to students about the band’s big hits like Love Shack, and Rock Lobster. Schneider, a poet-musician, is best known for his spoken singing style.

Schneider will talk about his four decade career in new-wave rock at 4:30 on the MTSU campus. The lecture is free  and open to the public.

Female Profs paid less at Tennessee universities?

12 hours ago
mtsusidelines.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An analysis of public records seems to indicate a significant pay disparity between male and female professors teaching at some of Tennessee's largest public universities.

WMOT News reporting partners at Sidelines Newspaper and Professor Ken Blake teamed up to crunch salary numbers for six  universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Sidelines Editor Sarah Grace Taylor says they’ve found what appears to be a pay disparity between male and female faculty.

Lebanon Police say snake used to shoplift

13 hours ago
Lebanon Police

LEBANON, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Lebanon police are looking for a pair of suspected shoplifters…and a snake.

Police are asking for your help identifying two women they say stole a number of items from the Children’s Place and Gap Store at the Lebanon Prime Outlet Mall.

WTVF-TV says Official believe one woman concealed stolen items under her clothing. The other carried a live snake through the store, apparently as a diversion.

The pair left the store in a gray, convertible, two-door, PT Cruiser.

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MTSU Jazz Network's Weekday Program Schedule

Sep 2, 2016

MTSU Jazz Network plays jazz 24-hours a day on WMOT HD 2 and 92.3 FM Murfreesboro. In the comin weeks 104.9 FM Brentwood will join the Network.

Monday

Midnight to 4 a.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. In Studio with Greg Lee

9 a.m. to Noon Jazz with Lee Thomas

Noon to 4 p.m. Jazz with Greg Bridges

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Jazz with Clifford Brown, Jr.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Full Moon Hacksaw

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