NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether news media are entitled to records related to a rape case against four former Vanderbilt University football players.
The Court of Appeals in September ruled that records sought by a statewide media coalition should not be made public because they’re part of a continuing police investigation. The decision reversed a lower court that found that some records given to police should be made available.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- There’s a new twist in the push by gun advocates to make Tennessee an “open carry” state.
Last year a bill that would have broadened the right of Tennesseans to openly carry a firearm in public passed the State Senate, but died in a House committee in the closing days of the legislative session.
The measure failed in committee because a so-called fiscal note was attached indicating the bill would cost the state more than $100,000 to implement.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- It’s day three in the trail of a Murfreesboro man charged with murdering his wife on Valentines Day 2013.
Police found Carla Pearman dead in the bedroom of her Kanatak Lane home before sunrise the morning of February 12, 2013. Jacob Pearman was arrested by Manchester Police later that morning on I-24 driving east and returned to Murfreesboro for questioning.
The MPD says he confessed to his wife’s murder, but has pleaded not guilty to charges of First Degree Murder, aggravated assault and child abuse.