NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nissan plant in Tennessee that makes the all-electric Leaf stands to benefit from an announcement this week that eight states will work together to dramatically increase the number of zero-emission cars on the nation's roads.
Tennessee isn't among the states signing the agreement, and Republican leaders say they have no plans to do so.
Meanwhile, a state program offering a $2,500 incentive for electric vehicles purchases expired in January and Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has made no moves to revive it.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BURRISS) -- Well, it's Halloween season. Time for trick-or-treat, time to get the be-jeebers scared out of yourself, and, if you believe Linus, time for the Great Pumpkin to rise out of the Pun'kin Patch. This is also as good a time as any to return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when radio was the theater of the mind, and the collective psyche of the nation had the wits scared out of it by Orson Wells, the Mercury Theater, and the War of the Worlds.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee mother charged with selling her children to a sex film ring has entered a not guilty plea.
The Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/1662aSN) reports the woman entered the plea Wednesday in federal court.
A federal grand jury charged the woman and her husband with selling children for the purpose of creating child porn and other sex-related charges. The AP isn't identifying the parents to protect the identity of the children since they were allegedly victims of a sex crime.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Police Department will host a drug take-back and a gun buy-back day this weekend.
This is the second gun buy-back the MPD has conducted. The department will give a Kroger gift card to anyone who turns in a gun. The program is anonymous and working or non-working firearms will be accepted.
Major Clyde Adkison says you can also turn in unused prescription drugs without even having to get out of your car.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A specialist in the School of Computing and Formatics at Lipscomb University is encouraging parents to get involved now in their children’s virtual lives to avoid problems down the road.
Lipscomb’s Finn Breland says these days even very small children are setting up personal accounts on social media websites like Facebook and Instagram. He says it’s absolutely essential that parents educate themselves about these websites.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee couple charged with selling their children to a sex film ring has waived their right to a detention hearing and will remain in custody until the case is completed.
The Citizen-Tribune reported (http://bit.ly/1gpUvFF ) that 40-year-old Connie Sue McCall and her husband, 61-year-old Ronnie Lee McCall bypassed a hearing in Greenville on Tuesday.
A federal grand jury charged the McCalls with selling children for the purpose of creating child porn and other sex-related charges.