CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Thirty-nine deaths in 5 states was the toll from Friday’s severe weather as of Monday morning.
The state Emergency Management Agency said there were no deaths here in Tennessee, but at least 45 people were injured in two waves of bad weather. Most of the injuries occurred in the Chattanooga area.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennesseans are sticking to a surprisingly center-of-the-road public policy line in spite of this election season’s heated political rhetoric.
WMOT will be looking at the results of the latest Middle Tennessee University Survey Group poll over the next few days. The twice-yearly phone survey was released Wednesday.
The poll shows that Tennesseans are generally approving of first term Republican Governor Bill Haslam and the newly Republican dominated legislature. But voters are not happy with all the majority party’s policy initiatives.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) Presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he’s undaunted that most Tennessee Republican leaders have chosen not to endorse him for the nomination.
The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania told reporters after a speech at the Temple Baptist Church in Powell Wednesday that as the "insurgent candidate," he doesn't expect to draw the support of GOP establishment.
But Santorum expressed confidence he will carry Tennessee and other states holding their primaries on Super Tuesday.