Cpl. david Ashburn and his K-9 search the Rutherford County Jail for contraband, May, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired after he allegedly smuggled contraband, including marijuana, to inmates in the county jail.
In a press statement released Wednesday morning, Sheriff Robert Arnold said he terminated Deputy Keith Knowles May 10. Arnold intends to present evidence in the case to the district attorney’s office for possible prosecution.
Officers, including K-9 units, searched all 800 inmates and the entire jail for contraband. Cigarettes and other tobacco products were recovered.
Moore, Okla., May 21, 2013 -- The remains of homes destroyed when a deadly tornado struck May 20, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- Tennesseans continue to respond to the tragedy in Oklahoma.
Wednesday morning volunteers helped the Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort pack 1300 emergency food boxes at its Nashville warehouse. The boxes will be trucked to Oklahoma later this week. The ministry sent the first of several semi-truck loads of food and other supplies west Tuesday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A mid-state professor says a technology arms-race may develop between news organizations and the government following last week’s revelation that the U.S. Department of Justice secretly accessed the phone records of 20 reporters.
Dr. Larry Burriss is an attorney specializing in media law and teaches journalism at Middle Tennessee State University. He says the New Yorker Magazine has already developed what it’s calling a “hack-proof” system to protect its sources.