MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — This week’s unusually cold temperatures are putting a strain on Tennessee’s power grid causing scattered outages.
The strain is bad enough in the Chattanooga and Cleveland areas that the Tennessee Valley Authority this morning asked local power companies there to lower their power usage.
The mid-state’s power grid is also showing the strain. Middle Tennessee Electric and Nashville Electric are reporting just under 600 scattered outages. Josh Clendenen is a spokesman for Middle Tennessee Electric.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- The extreme cold continues to be Mondays' big story as the lowest temperatures in almost 20 years blanket the state.
Tennessee declared a State of Emergency Sunday night and partially activated its emergency response system. The State is currently showing all major highways open and no major power outages. EMA spokesman Dean Fleanor says if you do have to travel, take along these important numbers.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Catholic Diocese of Nashville, and religious organizations nationwide, appear to have won round- one in their efforts to block the contraception coverage mandate in President Barack Obama's health care law.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, which heard the Nashville Diocese lawsuit, voted 2-1 earlier this week to grant a preliminary injunction against government enforcement of the mandate pending a full appeal.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Reggie Upshaw was one of six players in double figures, scoring a career-high 18, as Middle Tennessee romped to an overwhelming 102-52 victory over Tennessee Temple Tuesday night.
Others in double figures were Neiko Hunter with 16, Shawn Jones and Tharone Chilton both had 11 points and Marcus Tarrance 10.
Tennessee Temple put the first points on the board to start the game, but the Blue Raiders went on a 19-0 run midway through the first period and didn’t look back.
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Rutherford County man who was found inside of his car with a gunshot wound.
According to WKRN-TV, the man was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Sunday along Interstate 24 in Smyrna.
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says the body of 47 year-old Jackie Graham Warpoole of Smyrna, was found inside a silver Dodge Magnum about 6:30 a.m. by a motorist who stopped to check on the parked car.