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MURFREESBORO. Tenn. (BARKER)  --  Seventy-three of Tennessee’s 95 counties reported at least one incident of human trafficking in 2011. In the four years since, Tennessee legislators have passed 36 laws that they hope will help state and local police get a handle on the problem. In addition, a number of charities have also joined efforts to aid victims.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A University of Cincinnati police officer was scheduled to make an initial court appearance Thursday morning, following his arrest in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed, black motorist.

The arrest is just the latest in a string of troubling incidents that are fueling a raucous national debate about the appropriate use of force by law enforcement.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNS)  --  Getting paid to shop may sound like the perfect job to some, but that’s exactly why scammers use secret shopper come-ons to get into your bank account.

The Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs says it’s getting a lot of complaints right now related to mystery shopping scams. The state’s Megan Buell says there are things you should look out for.

"People need to be very vigilant and very aware of any type of email solicitations that they're getting when it comes to secret shoppers, when it comes to even coupons."

How do Tennessee schools compare to other states?

Jul 29, 2015

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A new study suggests Tennessee schools are of average quality, and that may be something of an achievement in a region of the country where schools are generally rated poorly.

WMOT reporting partner is out this week with a report rating education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Analysts looked at  13 metrics, including student to teacher ratio, standardized test scores, drop-out rates and safety.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police say a Murfreesboro man has admitted raping a woman as she lay unconscious on the ground.

Murfreesboro Police say they arrested 50-year-old Gary W. Leathers on Monday, charging him with Aggravated Rape.

An incident report says police were called to an area near S. Walnut and Hillard Monday afternoon for what was initially thought to be a case of indecent exposure.