MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A 16 year-old bag boy at a Murfreesboro grocery store is accusing a Rutherford County Circuit Court judge of threatening to harm him.
A police report filed two days after the incident occurred says Judge Larry Brandon allegedly made the threats while checking out at Jr's. Foodland on E. Main March 26.
The bag boy tells police he noticed items in the judge’s bag that hadn’t been paid for. When he brought the items to the attention of the judge and the cashier, the judge reportedly told them he’d purchased the items at another story.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Many inmates awaiting execution on Tennessee's death row never make it to the execution chamber.
The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/1rYmkIk ) that since 2000, nine death row inmates have died of natural causes and one committed suicide. Six have been executed.
In November, inmate Paul Dennis Reid died of heart disease in a hospital while awaiting execution for a 1997 killing spree that led to seven deaths. The newspaper reports that the state spent nearly $600,000 on Reid's prison housing and medical costs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Members of the Tennessee Board of Regents said Friday that they don't know how much money Tennessee's universities and community colleges are going to receive in the budget because of a shortfall in the state's tax collections.
The TBR oversees six state universities, 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology. Officials said at a board meeting Friday that the best case for the schools would be to get the almost $6.6 million Gov. Bill Haslam allocated to them in his budget.
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) — The family of a missing woman and her child are still hoping for new leads in their disappearance, even though it's been 10 years since they were last seen.
Kathy Nale told WTVF-TV in Nashville that the emotional ride has been "like a roller coaster" since her daughter, Jennifer Wix, and 2-year-old granddaughter, Adrianna, went missing in Robertson County.
Three months ago new information surfaced allowing authorities to re-classify the investigation from a missing persons case to a homicide; increasing the reward to $27,000.