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Female Profs paid less at Tennessee universities?

12 hours ago

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  An analysis of public records seems to indicate a significant pay disparity between male and female professors teaching at some of Tennessee's largest public universities.

WMOT News reporting partners at Sidelines Newspaper and Professor Ken Blake teamed up to crunch salary numbers for six  universities in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

Sidelines Editor Sarah Grace Taylor says they’ve found what appears to be a pay disparity between male and female faculty.

Lebanon Police say snake used to shoplift

13 hours ago
Lebanon Police

LEBANON, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Lebanon police are looking for a pair of suspected shoplifters…and a snake.

Police are asking for your help identifying two women they say stole a number of items from the Children’s Place and Gap Store at the Lebanon Prime Outlet Mall.

WTVF-TV says Official believe one woman concealed stolen items under her clothing. The other carried a live snake through the store, apparently as a diversion.

The pair left the store in a gray, convertible, two-door, PT Cruiser.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee's law school dean says a professor will not face disciplinary action for a Twitter post that called on drivers to run over demonstrators blocking traffic in Charlotte, North Carolina.

In a post on the law school's website, Dean Melanie D. Wilson said the tweet "was an exercise" of the professor's First Amendment rights, according to media reports. Wilson added the tweet "offended many members of our community and beyond, and I understand the hurt and frustration they feel."

Giving Till It Hurts: Troy Snell - Animal Rescuer

Sep 27, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --   Many Middle Tennessee residents travel for work, but only a few hardy souls genuinely deserve the title “Road Warrior.”

In the continuing series Giving Till it Hurts, WMOT News introduces you to a mid-state man who is on the road more than he’s home. What’s more, his job exposes him daily to the worst human beings can do to the animals who depend on them.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville.

Police Capt. Gregory Blair tells local news outlets that Teddy Grasset died after being shot early Monday.

Grasset and his friend, 28-year-old Larry Niehues, were walking near the Country Music Hall of Fame when police say a Chevrolet Impala pulled up behind them. Grasset and Niehues ran in opposite directions and a gunman from the car opened fire.