MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Animal Rights groups promoting tougher federal Tennessee Walking Horse anti-soring regulations are planning a rally later this month in Washington.
The Walk on Washington planned for June 18 in the nation’s capital is intended to pressure lawmakers to pass the Prevent All Soring Tactics or PAST Act. Horses scarred by soring techniques will be on hand so that legislators can see the damage that horse soring does.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A worker at a Murfreesboro ministry to the homeless has been assaulted by a homeless man.
Journey Home Food Service Director Isaiah Whalum says that a homeless man identified as James Sneed Jr. had been told on a previous visit that he was not welcome at the shelter. When Sneed showed up Wednesday morning, Whalam asked him to leave.
The police incident report says Sneed refused and became belligerent. Whalum reports the man began to yell and cuss and make threats. Whalam says Sneed spit in his face before finally leaving the property.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It may sound like a positive development that the number of inmates in Tennessee prisons serving their full sentences is on the rise, but a new study by the Pew Charitable Trust suggests just the opposite.
The Pew Trust’s Adam Gelb says about 1 in 3 Tennessee prisoners serves every day of their sentence behind bars.