NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An 83-year-old Catholic nun will soon find out whether she spends what could be the rest of her life in prison.
Sentencing for Sister Megan Rice and two other Catholic peace activists is scheduled for Tuesday. They were convicted of sabotage last year after breaking into a nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Middle Tennessee State Coach has gotten more than he bargained for after posting to Twitter that he’d just seen children without coats waiting for a school bus.
MTSU Assistant Athletic Director and golf coach Whit Turbow says that within hours he received requests from local schools for dozens of coats, mostly from teachers worried about specific students in their classes.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A student attending Middle Tennessee State University was killed Friday morning while crossing Greenland Drive on the northwest corner of the campus.
Police say 28 year-old David R. Chitwood was struck just before 9 a.m. at the intersection of Middle Tennessee Blvd. and Greenland Drive. Chitwood was transported to St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says it broke the winter record for power generation Tuesday thanks to this week’s cold snap.
TVA says that its nine million customers in Tennessee and six neighboring states used 703 gigawatt-hours of electricity over a 24 hour period, two gigawatts more than the previous record set in January, 2010.
Power consumption is pushing TVA’s generating capacity to its limit and the utility is asking customers to conserve.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A new study suggests Tennessee businesses could get hit with an additional $72 million a year in federal tax penalties if the state does not expand Medicaid.
An expansion of state Medicaid programs was written into the new health care law, commonly called Obamacare, but that provision of the law was struck down by the Supreme Court. Many states then opted out, including Tennessee.