MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- There’s been a significant rise in the number of hate crimes again this year according to a report out this week from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The TBI says hate crimes of all types were up more than 17 percent between 2012 and 2013. There were 291 incidents reported statewide last year involving 348 victims. Arrests were made in only 83 of those cases.
Hate crimes can involve racial, ethnic, religious, sexual or disability bias.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A man who skipped out on a million dollar bond on charges of Rape and Rape of a Child has been found living under an assumed name in North Carolina.
Stephen Eugene Beck was on Tennessee’s Top Ten Most Wanted list. Beck was arrested in 2011 on 14 counts of Rape, and 6 counts of Child Rape in Wilson County, along with 3 counts of Child Rape in Rutherford County.
He was free on more than a million dollars in bonds out of Wilson and Rutherford Counties when he failed to make a court appearance in July, 2011.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State University has agreed to allow students who graduate with an associate's degree from Georgia's Albany Technical College to pursue a bachelor's degree in electromechanical engineering technology in Murfreesboro.
According to MTSU, the agreement marks the first time the university has formed such a partnership with an out-of-state school.