Top Stories

11:03am

Wed February 12, 2014
Top Stories

Tenn. Dept. of Health Issues E-Cig Advisory

e-cigarette devices

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The Tennessee Department of Health is stepping into the controversy surrounding the use of e-cigarettes with a new health advisory.

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, are battery powered electronic devices that vaporize a nicotine mixture that the user inhales. A number of stores catering to their use have opened in the mid-state in recent months.

Dr. David Reagan is the department’s Chief Medical Officer.

Read more

10:55am

Wed February 12, 2014
Top Stories

Mid-State Researcher Paying Tribute to Famed Tuskegee Airmen

Credit nps.gov/tuai/index.htm

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A mid-state historian will pay tribute this weekend to the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first all African-American military air corps.

Dr. Randy Johnson is an Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Johnson will be traveling to Alabama this weekend to attend a dedication of a new museum inside Hanger Two on Moton Field where the Tuskegee Airmen took their initial flight training.

Read more

11:12am

Tue February 11, 2014
Top Stories

Forecasters say Deep South Facing "Catastrophic Event"

ATLANTA (AP/WMOT) — It appears the mid-state has dodged the weather bullet again, but much of the Deep South will not be so lucky.

In a rare dire warning, forecasters say a winter storm making its way across the region could be a "catastrophic event" for residents across metro Atlanta and much of Georgia.

National Weather Service forecasters issued the warning this morning. They say the storm could reach "historical proportions."

Read more

8:36am

Tue February 11, 2014
Top Stories

Pleas in Murfreesboro Video Strangulation Case

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (SIDELINES/WMOT)  --  Verdicts have been handed down in a case that involves four MTSU students and the videotaped strangulation of a 19 year-old woman.

Reporter Quint Qualls with WMOT media partner Sidelines says three former MTSU football players and one student pleaded no contest on Friday to charges of aggravated assault in connection with the May, 2013 incident.

Former Blue Raiders defensive tackle James D. Jones faces up to 90 days in jail and six years of probation. He’ll be sentenced in mid-May.

Read more

8:31am

Tue February 11, 2014
Top Stories

Wilson County Explosion Called "Targeted Attack"

WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. (AP) — Federal and local officials are investigating an explosion at a mid-state residence.

The blast took place at a home on Vance Lane in Lebanon around 5 p.m. Monday afternoon.

WTVF-TV reports that officials on the scene described the incident as a "targeted attack" and said the explosion was the result of something sent through the mail.

Officials said one person was killed and one injured. The names of the victims have not yet been released. The injured person was flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Read more

Pages