MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — DUI arrests are on the rise here in the mid-state and across Tennessee. A Tennessee Bureau of Investigation report says there were more Tennessee residents charged with driving under the influence in 2014 than 2013. The report, released Feb. 1, says law enforcement agencies arrested just over 29,500 Tennessee drivers for the offense in 2014. That's 639 more people arrested for DUI than in the previous year. With the exception of 2013, DUI arrests in Murfreesboro have risen each year since at least 2009.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Murfreesboro Police were able to end a dangerous standoff with an armed man Monday without loss of life.
A police incident report says 20-year-old Middle Tennessee State University student Eric T. Morgan barricaded himself inside his E. Main St. apartment and refused to come out.
The MPD responded to Morgan’s address after receiving a call indicating the young man was suicidal and had a gun. Officers spent several hours trying to talk Morgan into surrendering, initially without success.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Attorneys for convicted Vanderbilt rapists Corey Batey and Brandon Vandenburg say one of the jururs who heard their case wasn’t truthful when questioned prior to being seated on the panel.
WSMV-TV quotes defense attorneys as saying a juror failed to disclose being the victim of a sex crime more than a decade ago.
Both the defense and the prosecution carefully vet jurors before a trial begins in an attempt to weed out anyone who might have preconceptions about the case.
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has accepted the state's proposal to close Tennessee's last large facility housing mentally disabled people by the end of next June.
Media report that Judge Kevin Sharpe issued his ruling on Thursday, about a week after hearing arguments in Nashville for and against the closure of the Greene Valley Developmental Center in Greenville, which has nearly 100 residents and about 600 workers.