Top Stories

5:46am

Wed October 29, 2014
Top Stories

Mid-state meeting of Southern Baptists: hold line on gays

Credit erlc.com/conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than a thousand evangelicals who believe gay sex is sinful are attending a conference hosted by the Southern Baptist Convention.

At the three-day conference, called "The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage," Southern Baptist leaders have sought to express their views in a way that's humble and compassionate, but rooted in the belief that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Read more

7:23am

Tue October 28, 2014
Top Stories

Armed robbery on the MTSU campus Monday night

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  There was an armed robbery on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University late Monday night.

Students, staff and faculty received a campus wide alert at 9:33 p.m. stating that a robbery at knife-point had just taken place in the parking lot of the Ellington Human Sciences building.

MTSU Police are describing the suspect as a black male, wearing a red and white striped shirt, and carrying a knife.

The alert also notes that the suspect was accompanied by a group of four or five other black males.

Read more

6:04am

Tue October 28, 2014
Top Stories

New Tenn. AG issues opinion on adult themed businesses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in his first legal opinion since taking office that Tennessee can continue to restrict the hours that adult-oriented establishments are open.

Read more

11:11am

Mon October 27, 2014
Top Stories

Police say argument over text messages led to MTSU student stabbing

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A student at Middle Tennessee State was arrested over the weekend after police say she stabbed her roommate during an argument over text messages.

Police say they’ve charged 20 year-old Tamara J. Banks with Domestic Aggravated Assault in the case.

The arrest report says police were called to an apartment on Wenlon Drive Saturday afternoon where they found 19 year-old MTSU student Diamonique L. McClung bleeding from cuts to the back of her head and right forearm. McClung told police that Banks had stabbed her.

Read more

10:42am

Mon October 27, 2014
Top Stories

MTSU seminar asks: "Is college worth the cost?"

Author Joel Best will be the keynote speaker at the MTSU Seminar on student debt.
Credit amazon.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  With one one-in-five Tennesseans with student debt now defaulting on those loans, a seminar at Middle Tennessee State is set to answer the question: Is a college education worth the cost?

The list of topics to be addressed grew out of discussions Dr. Meredith Dye had with one of her sociology classes. She says her students expressed concerns about their ability to make enough money post-graduation to both live on and pay back academic loans.

Dye says her students also explored whether they were borrowing more than was really necessary.

Read more

Pages