Students gather on the MTSU campus November 25, 2014 to remember Michael Brown of Ferguson, MO.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- There were protests held across the nation and across Tennessee Tuesday in reaction to the Michael Brown incident in Ferguson, Missouri.
WSMV-TV reports a few hundred protesters marched through downtown Nashville. They ended up briefly blocking several streets, including Interstate 24. Nashville police cordoned off streets as the protesters passed to keep them safe.
The Associated Press says about 200 protesters marched peacefully in Memphis Tuesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel says about 100 people marched for Michael Brown in that city.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The nonprofit Alive Hospice has announced that it will be opening a new facility in Rutherford County.
The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved an application for the charity to begin working toward a June 2016 opening of a free-standing facility in Murfreesboro.
Alive Hospice currently provides care for terminally ill patients and grief support services in Rutherford County, but CEO AnnaGene O’Neal says the new facility will be available for patients needing a more intensive level of hospice care.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An appeals court decision upholding Tennessee’s gay marriage ban is likely to trigger a final, nationwide showdown on same sex marriage in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yesterday, a federal appeals court upheld Tennessee law prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages. The ruling marks a rare victory for gay marriage opponents after a flood of 20-plus court victories for supporters over the past year.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While the rest of the South slowly whittled away at abortion access, Tennessee's clinics operated under less stringent restrictions.
That’s about to change.
Voters on Tuesday approved altering the state constitution to make clear that it does not protect the right to an abortion.
House majority caucus chairman Rep. Glen Casada says state GOP leaders are considering three abortion restrictions. They include informed consent for the parents of teens seeking an abortion, mandatory counseling, and a waiting period.