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.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is asking customers to reduce their power usage in an effort to deal with subfreezing temperatures that are causing a high demand for electricity across the southeast.
TVA said in a statement that it expects demand to peak Thursday night and again Friday morning. The nation's largest public utility said it is using all generating resources to meet the demand.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- If you are already sick of winter and these sub-freezing temperatures, the Weather Service says it sees no relief in sight.
Waves of cold continue to sweep over the mid-state out of Canada. Temperatures are expected to fall into single digits tonight in Middle Tennessee. Wind gusts to 25 miles an hour will push the “feels like” wind chill factor to well below zero.