MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new report suggests Tennessee has one of the worst records for child homelessness in the nation.
A study compiled from recent federal data by the National Center for Family Homelessness ranks Tennessee 41st in the nation for child homelessness. Tennessee ranks ahead of Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama, but behind Georgia and South Carolina.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended one of the defense attorneys in the Vanderbilt rape case.
Media report John Herbison was suspended Thursday after three complaints alleging misconduct.
Herbison is part of the defense team representing Brandon Vandenburg, who is one of four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping a woman in a campus dorm. Vandenburg's trial is set to begin Jan. 12.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- If you’ve ever wondered what might possess anyone to attend a church service where snake handling is practiced, here’s your chance to find out.
Middle Tennessee State folklorist Patricia Gaitely has been spending a lot of time in snake handling church services lately and will be share her insights Thursday night during an on-campus presentation.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT/TNNS) -- After dropping for six years in a row, the number of babies delivered prematurely in Tennessee inched back up in 2013.
Premature birth is the leading cause of newborn death. Babies who survive often face the risk of serious and sometimes lifelong health issues. Phil Toothman with the Tennessee March of Dimes says that's why every extra day in the womb is important.
"There's a lot of lung, heart and brain development that happens between 34 and 39 weeks that people just don't know about. So it's very important."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A year after Gov. Bill Haslam vetoed a bill that would have discouraged undercover citizen investigation of animal abuse, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit Mercy for Animals says it has secretly documented abuse at a Chattanooga chicken processing plant.
The group released a video online Wednesday that it says was taken at a Koch (KUK') Foods slaughterhouse. The video show chickens that survive the slaughter process and then are scalded alive.