MTSU grad student robbed at gunpoint

May 15, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A graduate student at Middle Tennessee State University was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night.

Police say 27-year-old Saurabh Kushwaha told them he was approached by two black males while walking along Old Lascassas Rd. north of the campus.

Kushwaha says the men pointed a gun at him and told him “Don’t say a word or we will shoot you.”

He was relieved of his IPhone, backpack, wallet and headphones.

Kushwaha described his attacker as of average height, in their early twenties and wearing dark clothing.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning about fake pain pills that could prove deadly for anyone taking them.

TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says police recently recovered what looked like oxycodone pills during a traffic stop.

“It’s the same size, it has the same stamping  --  that “A” over “215” that’s characteristic of oxycodone, but laboratory analysis at a TBI forensic facility indicated that they were in fact counterfeit…didn’t contain oxycodone and instead contained fentanyl.”

WASHINGTON (AP/WMOT) — Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill -- championed by Tennessee Senator Bob Corker -- that would give lawmakers the power to review any nuclear deal made with Iran.

The House overwhelmingly passed the bill on a 400 to 25 vote Thursday. The Senate approved the bill last week.

The legislation, which Obama says he will sign, gives Congress a chance to weigh in on what could be a significant international accord aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro woman is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for $2.5 million because she says the organization harvested her husband's organs after his death last year even though he was not a donor.

The Tennessean ( reports Wanda Frierson says poor care led to her husband's death and that the agency allowed Tennessee Donor Services to take her husband's organs without authorization.

Tennessee's major cities ranked for diversity

May 14, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The mid-state’s immigrant population has swelled dramatically in recent years, but a new study says Tennessee is still one of the least diverse states in the Union.

The personal finance website released a study this week ranking diversity among 230 of the nation’s largest cities. In addition to racial diversity, the study also ranked economic, and linguistic diversity.