MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Online retail giant Amazon.com will break ground in Murfreesboro Thursday afternoon on a new distribution center.
State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracey, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, and Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg are all scheduled to attend.
Amazon has made a significant investment in Tennessee in recent months, including a one million-square-foot operation in the Chattanooga area that employs 1,700 people, and a facility in Bradley County that employs 400.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Police Department has released its crime report for last year.
Overall, Murfreesboro saw a one percent increase in crime in 2011. The number of calls responded to by the MPD increased 11% during the year. Spokesman Kyle Evans says the department had a busy year.
"Officers were responsible for almost 10,000 criminal charges, which was a 19 percent increase over the year before. Officers issued 16, 500 traffic citations and about 14,000 warning citations throughout the city."
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor spoke to an overflow crowd here on the campus of Middle Tennessee State last night.
WMOT student reporter Charity Dunn was there and says the lecture hall filled early and a line formed for an overflow room with a video feed.
The former justice, and the first woman appointed to the nation’s highest court, gave a wide-ranging and surprisingly entertaining talk that had the crowd laughing repeatedly. O’Connor shared a number of biographical details, including memories of her childhood.