NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate version of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been delayed to allow sponsors of the measure and a competing version to try to work out differences.
The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown was to be discussed in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday but was delayed for two weeks.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A coalition of media organizations has filed a lawsuit against the city of Nashville to force release of records in the investigation of charges that four former Vanderbilt football players raped an unconscious fellow student last summer.
Media organizations, including the Tennessean and The Associated Press, filed the suit after city officials refused to turn over the materials. The city says they are not open to the public.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office says human remains have been discovered off of Big Springs Road about six miles southeast of Murfreesboro.
The department says the remains have been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office for possible identification.
Officials say Sheriff’s detectives were assisted in the recovery of the remains by Dr. Hugh Berryman, Director of the Forensic Institute for Research and Education at Middle Tennessee State University.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Weather Service says this past month was the coldest January the mid-state has experienced in about 30 years.
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee was especially hard hit by the cold weather. Goodwill’s Jamie Berry says donations were off by about 10 percent.
“Ninety-eight percent of Goodwill’s revenue comes from those donated items, so that’s what we rely on to keep the wheels turning and we know that the community here always supports us and will continue to do so.”