Losing a child with Autism doubly frightening

Apr 20, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  -- Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. The thought of losing a child with Autism is even more frightening.

April is National Autism Month and this year disability advocates are emphasizing the tendency of children with Autism to wander away. Wendy Fournier with the National Autism Association says those with autism typically flee an overwhelming environment, or wander to something of interest.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS)  --  For years Wikipedia has, unfortunately, been the go-to source for up-to-date information on current and past events.  Almost as soon as something anywhere in the world happens, someone, somewhere, generates a news story for the on-line encyclopedia.   Then the story gets edited by almost anyone who has access to the system.  And therein lies the problem.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Murfreesboro man accused of killing his 86-year-old neighbor is scheduled to make a court appearance today.

WSMV-TV says William Brace is facing a charge of First Degree Murder in the death of neighbor Jean Espy.

Back on March 1, 2015, The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested the 60-year-old Brace. Espy's body was discovered the last week of February on a country road in Bedford County.

Car crashes through Murf. apartment's front door

Apr 18, 2015


Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department's Ladder 8 and Rescue 8 responsed to a single car motor vehicle accident at a four unit apartment located at 1455 Chariot Drive just before 3:00 Saturday morning (April 18, 2015). 

When crews arrived on scene, they discovered a Hyundai Accent inside one of the apartment units. 

According to Shift Commander Dale Maynard, there are no injuries to report at this time. The cause of the accident is unknown. However, Murfreesboro Police Department is on scene investigating.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s unemployment rate dropped sharply in March to 6.3 percent, according to a new report from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The jobless rate fell three-tenths of one percent from the adjusted February reading of 6.6 percent. The national unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.5 percent.

Tennessee’s jobless rate has remained essentially unchanged for the past year, hovering around 6.5 percent. During the same period, the national rate fell more than one full percentage point.