NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It was a down to the wire kind of weekend for Tennessee football.

The Tennessee Titans blocked a New Orleans Saints field goal attempt and then scored in overtime to snap their six game losing streak with a 34-28 victory Sunday.

Rookie Marcus Mariota passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, including the winning 5-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano in overtime.

In Knoxville on Saturday, Jalen Reeves-Maybin recovered a fumble deep in Tennessee territory with 32 seconds remaining to preserve the Volunteers' 27-24 triumph over South Carolina.

Quick draw lands Lascassas woman in jail

Nov 9, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Rutherford County woman has been arrested after police says she was a little too quick to draw a handgun.

Murfreesboro Police say they were called to the Walmart on Old Fort Parkway Friday afternoon after customers reported someone in the parking lot with a gun.

Police say when they arrived 67-year-old Lascassas resident Sherry L. McLain told them a black male had approached her in a threatening manner and that she had pulled a handgun from her purse in response.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked the city of Franklin's efforts to countersue an environmental group that is suing the wealthy municipality over pollution from its wastewater treatment plant.

Franklin claimed in court papers that a lawsuit by the Harpeth River Watershed Association was a form of extortion. U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp on Wednesday dismissed the counterclaim and encouraged the parties to have some, his words, "adult conversation" to resolve their differences.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials are asking Tennessee consumers to be wary of fraudulent ticket purchasing during the upcoming holiday season.

With numerous big games, concerts and other events coming up, they say consumers will be looking for discount tickets, and many will turn to ticket brokers and the ticket resale market.

But the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs says there's a risk of being scammed when purchasing tickets from secondary markets, and the agency is offering tips to avoid that.

MTSU opens new center for student veterans

Nov 6, 2015
MTSU photo by J. Intintoli

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Middle Tennessee State University has opened  what it’s calling the Veterans and Military Family Center.

In remarks inaugurating the Center yesterday, MTSU president Sidney A. McPhee noted that the 2,600-square-foot facility is the largest and most comprehensive such facility among Tennessee Universities.

MTSU says the Center was built at a cost of $329,000 and will be a one-stop-shop for MTSU’s approximately 1,000 student veterans and family members.