NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An Associated Press exit poll shows Rick Santorum owes his Tennessee primary victory to strong support among born-again Christians.
Santorum led Republican rival Mitt Romney 3 to 1 among those who say it matters a "great deal" that a candidate share their religious beliefs. He also led among voters who considered themselves "very conservative," and among voters who supported the tea party.
Romney led among voters who considered themselves "moderate" or "liberal." He also led among voters with an annual income of more than $100,000.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A team of researchers from Middle Tennessee State University are attempting to drive cross-country this week on less than 10 gallons of gasoline.
MTSU Professor Cliff Ricketts, six students, and a couple of alumni volunteers were on schedule to pass through Oklahoma City at noon Tuesday on their way to Long Beach California. They’re driving experimental hybrid vehicles that run on a variety of energy sources, including solar, hydrogen gas, ethanol and gasoline.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn (WMOT) -- Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Middle Tennessee State basketball standout Tina Stewart. Stewart was stabbed to death by her roommate March 2, 2011.
MTSU Atheletic Director Chris Massaro said Stewart is still a very real presence for her team mates.
"She's with her teammates every day in their thoughts and in their prayers and so she's never really left in their minds. I think it's a very difficult day for her teammates and the coaching staff," Massaro said.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Tennessean announced an online initiative this morning designed to build on the outpouring of community involvement following the 2010 floods.
The newspaper is now beta testing a website that it’s calling Brainstorm Nashville (brainstormnashville.com). The site will use social media tools to explore community problems and build consensus around a solution.
The Tennessean is hoping ideas generated by the site will move beyond conversation to action.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 500 grade school students where on the MTSU Campus Thursday for the 20th annual Invention Convention.
Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from all across Middle Tennessee participated. The young scientists were asked to invent something in one of two categories: "games" and "make our lives easier."
Justin Saunders of Hendersonville entered a project in the "make our lives easier" category. His invention is an insulated bowl that keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. Justin said it was a particular cold food that inspired his creation.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Murfreesboro Police made what they’re calling a major drug bust on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University Monday afternoon.
MPD spokesman Kyle Evans tells WMOT News that police were hearing rumors that drugs were being sold out of Jim Cummings Hall. University police gave MPD permission to pursue the case. Evans described for WMOT what happened when officers approached the dorm room where suspicious activity had been reported.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It was mostly good news for Middle Tennessee State sports in weekend action. The Blue Raider men's and women's basketball teams clinched top seeds in upcoming conference play.
The MT men claimed the Sun Belt’s regular-season title on Saturday evening with a 72-59 victory over Florida Atlantic. The MT women also defeated FAU, making them the lone unbeaten team in the conference and extending their winning streak to 16 games.