MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say two Middle Tennessee State University students have been arrested after a pellet gun was fired near a girl’s soccer game at Riverdale High School.

In a statement released late Friday morning, Sheriff Robert Arnold says Murfreesboro residents Mohamad Nasoah Al-Dahan and Khaled Mahfouz, have both been charged with felony reckless endangerment with a weapon. 

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It was on this date in 2005 that Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, with sustained winds of 125 miles a hour.

The storm took the lives of more than 1200 people and inflicted well over $100 billion in property damage.

Tens of thousands of disaster aid volunteers descended on the gulf coast in the weeks and months that followed. Among them, mid-state resident Craig Snow who now works with the Brentwood based disaster relief agency Hope Force.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging waste from his northwestern Tennessee hog farm without a permit.

WTVF-TV in Nashville first reported Thursday that the EPA had filed the complaint against state Rep. Andy Holt, a Dresden Republican and vice chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. According to the filing, Holt's farm discharged a total of more than 860,000 gallons from lagoons on the farm raising nearly 1,500 swine without proper authorization.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Correction Commissioner Derrick Schofield says he has asked for an independent audit of Tennessee's prisons after complaints from current and former employees that violence is on the rise.

In a hearing before a Senate subcommittee on Thursday, some employees blamed an unpopular new work schedule for staffing shortages that they said have made the prisons more dangerous. They also said wardens were being pressured into classifying violent assaults as nonviolent incidents in order to make it look as though prisons are safer than they actually are.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A professor at Middle Tennessee State University has been appointed to lead a panel that will review the name of a campus building honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

The university said in June that it would engage the community on the name of Forrest Hall, which houses MTSU's Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program and is named after the rebel general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan member.