NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Al-Jazeera plans to open a news bureau in Nashville.The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/18HPsHc) the news organization that bought Al Gore's Current TV for $500 million earlier this year has said it will begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera America sometime late this summer. The network plans news bureaus in 12 cities across the country.
Bob Wheelock, executive producer of Al-Jazeera English, confirmed Nashville as one of the bureau sites during an interview with WWJ-AM 950 in Detroit on Thursday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennessee’s poorest students may find it harder to stay in college next year as federal sequestration budget cuts take hold.
Money for so-called Opportunity Grants, federal tuition aid reserved for the neediest students, will be reduced in the coming school year. Federal funding for college work-study programs is also expected to fall.
According to Tennessee higher education officials, 1660 needy students could lose federal tuition assistance, while 720 students participating in work-study could lose their positions.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Two men remain in the Williamson County jail today after Franklin police say they swallowed more than 50 balloons of heroine.
Officers set up surveillance Monday in the parking lot of a Cool Springs business following on an anonymous tip about drug activity. Police say they saw two men acting suspiciously and took them into custody.