MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A 79-year-old Rockvale woman says her purse was stolen and she was nearly runner over by the thief as he made his getaway.

Middleton Driver resident Bertha L. Belue was putting her groceries in her car in the parking lot of the Old Fort Parkway Kroger store early yesterday afternoon.

Belue and several witnesses tell police that a man snatched her purse out of the shopping cart, then jumped into a nearby truck. As the suspect accelerated away, witnesses say he nearly ran over Ms. Belue.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Nashville couple has confessed to killing a young couple and then hiding their bodies in the apartment the two couples had shared.

Nashville Metro Police told local media outlets Monday that 20-year-old Brandon Griswold and his 21-year-old girlfriend, Whitney Gray, have told investigators that they bludgeoned 24-year-old Preston Claybrooks Jr. and his longtime girlfriend, 23-year-old Alexandra Grubbs, to death while they slept. Police say a lingering dispute involving heroin use led to the attack in the east Nashville home.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.

The Tennessean reports there were 97 more deaths caused by opioid overdoses last year than in 2013. Statistics show more people died in 2014 from opioid overdose in the state than in car accidents or by gunshots.

Spokesman from the state's health department David Reagan says the highest frequency of overdose deaths are found in men and women ages 45 to 55.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels has donated $50,000 to help equip a new veterans center at Middle Tennessee State University.

Daniels and his longtime manager, David Corlew, co-founded The Journey Home Project to help secure funds to benefit veterans.

The contribution comes from funds raised at the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam last month in Nashville.

The Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU is set to open Nov. 5.

Murf teen charged with Attempted First Degree Murder

Sep 28, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A 20-year-old woman was shot over the weekend and Murfreesboro Police believe they have the man responsible in custody.

Police say that during the noon hour Saturday they responded to shots fired calls from the 500 block of State Street. When they arrived officers found that 20-year-old Elizabeth A. Lamb of E. Castle Street had been shot.

Lamb was initially transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital but quickly transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center. There’s no word on her condition.