MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- If you’re looking for a Martine Luther King, Jr. Day event to participate in a commemorative presentation at Middle Tennessee State University is open to the public.
Students at MTSU have the day off for the national holiday, but Director for Intercultural and Diversity Affairs Jonell Hinsey says tonight’s program is an all student affair.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- United Way in Murfreesboro wants to make this a happy New Year for the mid-state’s newest residents.
The charity is holding a community baby shower to collect necessities for new mothers in need.
Items requested include diapers, onesies, bottles, baby wipes, blankets, and formula. Donations will be accepted through Monday.
The United Way’s Kristin Swann says she’s looking for additional volunteers to sort the donations into gift packs.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (TNS/WMOT) -- Tennessee’s suicide rate appears to be holding steady, but at an alarmingly high level.
The latest statistics show Tennessee suffers about a thousand suicides each year.
White males ages 45 to 60 account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the state. Scott Ridgway with the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network says that's partly because of male culture.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help with a recent, unsolved murder.
Forty-seven-year-old Jackie Graham Warpoole was found shot dead in his car at the Alamaville Road exit on I-24 December 15.
Sheriff’s investigator Todd Sparks says police believe Warpoole was in the Murfreesboro area just before his death and are hoping someone may have seen him there.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Supporters of gay marriage in Tennessee say they’re encouraged by recent federal court rulings in Utah and Oklahoma that struck down state limits on same-sex marriage.
Although the judge in Tennessee is not required to follow that lead, advocates say those other opinions will be influential.
The Tennessee case involves couples who were legally married in other states before moving here.
Chris Sanders is with the Tennessee Equality Project.