Shots fired at Murfreesboro DCS office

May 22, 2015

FROM THE MURFREESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT: MPD Officers were called to the DCS building at 434 Jayhawk Ct. shortly after 7:00am this morning in reference to property damage. 

Investigators discovered that someone had fired several rounds at the building during the overnight hours when the building was unoccupied.  The building sustained minor damage.  Investigators collected physical evidence at the scene. 

Anyone with information should call the CID at 615-893-2717 or Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP(7867).  


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state researcher says Tennessee’s immigrant population is approaching five percent of the total.

Middle Tennessee State University economist Steven Livingston studies international trade for the Business and Economic Research Center. He says there are now 300,000 legal immigrants living and working in Tennessee.

Livingston says goods and money move and people follow. He says studying that movement to detect patterns is important to business interests.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has spent $46,000 for the design of a new logo featuring the white letters TN on colors patterned on the state flag.

WSMV-TV reports that the state hired advertising and marketing company GS&F to design the new logo.

A spokesman for Gov. Bill Haslam said the new logo is needed to give the state a more unified look on signs and letterhead.

The governor's office said the new logo will be gradually introduced as current stationary runs out.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and FBI have executed search warrants at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office and the sheriff's home.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine said in a statement on Thursday that the warrants are part of an ongoing investigation into possible public corruption involving multiple targets within the sheriff's department.

DeVine said he couldn't discuss specifics because of the continuing investigation.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Tennessee will get a chance to honor B.B. King next week prior to his burial in Mississippi.

The body of the blues legend will pass down Beale Street in Memphis next Wednesday afternoon, followed by a tribute ceremony at Handy Park.

King was schooled in the Blues in Memphis and played some of his first professional gigs there. The B.B. in King’s name is the shortened version of Beale Street Blues Boy, his original stage name.

Following the Memphis tribute, King’s body will be returned to the Mississippi Delta where his life and career began.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a second former Vanderbilt football player who was convicted in the dorm room rape of a student are asking a judge to declare a mistrial in the case.

WKRN-TV reports that Judge Monte Watkins received a motion late Tuesday from lawyers representing Cory Batey. Lawyers representing Brandon Vandenburg filed a similar motion last week, claiming a juror in the trial intentionally withheld information that he was a rape victim during the jury selection process. The lawyers say the juror was biased in his verdict.

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say a third man has been charged with murder in the case of a slain Tennessee nursing student.

The Shelby County District Attorney's office said Wednesday that John Dylan Adams has been charged with premeditated first-degree murder and murder in the perpetration of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape of Holly Bobo.

Adams' brother, Zachary Adams, and another man, Jason Autry, also face the same charges. Zachary Adams and Autry had been previously charged with murder and kidnapping in the case.

Tenn. Senators pan TVA's renewable energy plan

May 20, 2015

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Tennessee's Republican U.S. senators, Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, are questioning why the Tennessee Valley Authority is placing greater emphasis on renewable energy as part of its long-term plans.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that the senators insisted during a recent meeting that renewable sources of energy add costs and uncertainty.

In a speech before the Senate, Alexander claimed Germany’s renewable energy experiment had failed. He recounted a conversation with a German minister of energy.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A well-known attorney facing his own terminal illness has filed a lawsuit challenging a Tennessee law that prohibits assisted suicide.

The Tennessean reports ( ) attorney, businessman and political candidate John Jay Hooker filed the complaint Tuesday in Davidson County Chancery Court against a law which makes it a felony for a doctor or another person to assist in someone's death.

Hooker says the law violates the state constitution, which says "power is inherent in the people."

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say that a Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million they raised for cancer patients to buy cars, luxury cruises, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries.

Officials said it was one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.


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