MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s poorest students may find it harder to stay in college next year as federal sequestration budget cuts take hold.
Money for so-called Opportunity Grants, federal tuition aid reserved for the neediest students, will be reduced in the coming school year. Federal funding for college work-study programs is also expected to fall.
According to Tennessee higher education officials, 1660 needy students could lose federal tuition assistance, while 720 students participating in work-study could lose their positions.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Two men remain in the Williamson County jail today after Franklin police say they swallowed more than 50 balloons of heroine.
Officers set up surveillance Monday in the parking lot of a Cool Springs business following on an anonymous tip about drug activity. Police say they saw two men acting suspiciously and took them into custody.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Authorities are investigating two shooting deaths that took place a day apart at the same Murfreesboro home.
The first death occurred early Saturday morning at 2506 Gold Valley Drive. Police say an officer responding to a 911 call found 33 year-old Reginald Hughes shot. EMS pronounced him dead at the scene.
Investigators interviewed several people who were in the home at the time of the shooting. A statement released by police later Saturday said they were still investigating, but had tentatively ruled the death a suicide.