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Friday, April 29, 2016
On Monday, police are set to explain why they arrested 10 children at an elementary school in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Parents say the kids were accused of not intervening during an off-campus fight. Some were led away in handcuffs. Now the community is doing a bit of soul-searching.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
A small but pivotal group of Tennessee representatives voted Tuesday to discontinue one of the state's most divisive criminal laws. Known as "fetal assault," the measure empowered prosecutors to arrest women who abuse heroin or pain pills during pregnancy, if their babies were born dependent.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sixty-eight college basketball teams hit the court this week in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. There's always intrigue, drama and a few Cinderella stories — including one team this year that has an interesting team cheer.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Tens of thousands of Tennessee students steadied their clammy, test-day hands over a keyboard several days ago. And, for many, nothing happened.
It was the state's first time giving standardized exams on computers, but the rollout couldn't have gone much worse.
In lots of places, the testing platform slowed to ...
Friday, January 08, 2016
It took KFC to get Nashville Hot Chicken to the masses. The fast food chain is launching the new offering by taking a food truck on a cross-country tour to places like Nashville, Minnesota, and Nashville, Indiana.
The Colonel is skipping Nashville, Tennessee, where the cult-favorite dish was born.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
When unemployment is high, school districts have very little trouble finding drivers. But low unemployment spawns an exodus. In Nashville, Tenn., the needs are especially pressing.
Friday, December 04, 2015
Men and women at Fort Campbell in Kentucky react to new rules allowing women to serve in combat positions.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Medicines that help users wean themselves from opioid drugs can be prescribed in a doctor's office or clinic. But some clients question whether the clinics always have their best interests at heart.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Tennessee's "fetal assault" law is designed to push pregnant women into drug treatment programs. But there are not enough of those programs available for the people who need them.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
The state's "fetal assault" law punishes women whose babies are born with drug withdrawal symptoms. Proponents say the law spurs women to seek treatment, while opponents say it deters them.
Friday, October 30, 2015
While Congress was concerned about pollution and deception in the automaker's emission problems, the state that's home to VW's only U.S. plant wants some assurances that their investment is safe.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Volkswagen produces cars for the U.S. market in Chattanooga, Tenn. The state invested a lot of money to encourage VW to expand the plant and now the emissions scandal has them worried.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
Mayoral races often focus on issues such as traffic and development. And Nashville's current contest has camped out on those themes. But in the final days before voting concludes, one...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
There was a time when a teacher showing up on a student's doorstep probably meant something bad. But increasingly, home visits are being used to spark parental involvement.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Ever wanted to see Jason Isbell, Shovels & Rope or Billy Joe Shaver 333 feet underground? You'll have to take a hike.
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
He discovered Tammy Wynette, revived the career of George Jones, and produced and co-wrote some of country's best-known hits, including Wynette's "Stand By Your Man." Sherrill died Tuesday at 78.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
The legendary musician worked with everyone from Ray Price to Ray Charles while making a complicated instrument seem effortless. He died Wednesday at 78.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
In the wake of twin attacks at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, vigilantes armed with pistols and high-powered rifles are standing guard outside recruiting center...
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
A dozen Guard units now pilot drones for missions here and abroad. Some are lobbying for increased use of the unmanned aircraft in the U.S., but critics have raised privacy concerns.