MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence have drawn strong reaction here in Tennessee.
The president made his sweeping proposals Wednesday, a month after the Connecticut school shooting that left six teachers and 20 students dead. The president called for universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Police Department will conduct a firearms exchange this Thursday afternoon.
The MPD is partnering with the Murfreesboro NAACP and the Central Christian Church for the exchange in an effort to keep unwanted and unused weapons off city streets.
Anyone turning in a gun or guns will receive a Kroger gift card in exchange. MPD spokesman Kyle Evans wouldn’t say how much the gift cards will be worth, but did say that it’s a considerable amount and that the award will increase with the number of guns surrendered.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Bad weather over the weekend, and more bad weather expected in the next 24 hours continues to dominate the news in Middle Tennessee.
With the ground already saturated, weekend storms and heavy downpours caused wide-spread problems. There were flood warnings for several Middle Tennessee counties, as well as some tornado warnings.
Humphries County officials evacuated residents of a mobile home park in Waverly Sunday as water rose there. Rutherford County also reported problems Sunday. Tim Hooker is with the County’s Emergency Management Agency.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- There's good news out this week for university students as they return to classes for the spring semester.
Students at Tennessee State University returned to class Monday. Students at Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State, and Austin Peay State head back to classes on Thursday. Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb and Trevecca all got their spring semesters underway last week.