tbi http://wmot.org en Gun Sales Spike in Tenn. Following Connecticut Shooting http://wmot.org/post/gun-sales-spike-tenn-following-connecticut-shooting <p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">NASHVILLE, <font color="red">Tenn</font>. (AP) — It was likely a record weekend for gun sales in Tennessee.</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11px;" id="_oneup">Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said in an email that the agency performed 9,772 background checks over Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That's 500 more than the second biggest weekend on record — Black Friday and the two days that followed in November.</span></p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:03:32 +0000 Associated Press & associated 19004 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Domestic Violence Down Slightly, 96 Die in 2011 http://wmot.org/post/tenn-domestic-violence-down-slightly-96-die-2011 <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) --&nbsp; The annual report on domestic violence in Tennessee is out this week.</p><p>The report shows a slight decline in domestic cases in each of the last three years. However, more than 85,000 Tennesseans fell victim to domestic violence in 2011.&nbsp; Ninety-six&nbsp;of them were murdered.</p><p>The majority of victims are female, but men reported being the target of domestic violence in nearly three cases in ten.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:29:23 +0000 Mike Osborne 16838 at http://wmot.org Tenn. Domestic Violence Down Slightly, 96 Die in 2011 Burned Home Again the Focus of a Search for Two Missing Bedford Cnty. Children http://wmot.org/post/burned-home-again-focus-search-two-missing-bedford-cnty-children <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) —&nbsp;There were new developments Thursday afternoon&nbsp;in the Bedford County farmhouse fire that apparently claimed four lives.</p><p>Investigators quickly located the bodies of 72-year-old Leon McClaran and his 70-year-old wife, Molli, following the Sunday night blaze.&nbsp;Officials also expected&nbsp;to find&nbsp;the bodies of two of the McClaran's grandchildren in the rubble, but haven't been able to find them.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:35:41 +0000 AP/WMOT 16153 at http://wmot.org Gang Violence Explodes in Small-Town Tennessee http://wmot.org/post/gang-violence-explodes-small-town-tennessee <p style="line-height: 200%;"><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 14pt;">NASHVILLE, <span style="color: red;">Tenn</span>. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; Gang-related crimes rose by nearly 25 percent across Tennessee in 2011.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 17:06:56 +0000 AP/WMOT 12996 at http://wmot.org School Crime Down 9% in Three Years http://wmot.org/post/school-crime-down-9-three-years <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Crime on the campuses of Tennessee&rsquo;s schools continues to fall.</p><p>The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says simple assaults were the most commonly reported offense in the state&rsquo;s K-12 schools last year. Kristin Helm is with the TBI.</p><blockquote><p><em>&ldquo;Crimes against person&rsquo;s actually decreased by 4.3 percent, and crimes against property decreased 8.2 percent, which gives an overall decrease of crime committed at school by about 5.5 percent from 2010 till 2011.&rdquo;</em></p> Tue, 15 May 2012 16:36:44 +0000 Mike Osborne 10935 at http://wmot.org