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Investigation finds Tenn. juvenile detention center illegally secluded children

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

State lawmakers in Tennessee demand an audit of all juvenile detention centers to see how often kids are locked up alone. A Knoxville facility illegally secluded kids for hours, even days at a time.


How the Nashville shooter was able to legally buy 7 guns

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The Nashville shooter who killed six people in a school this week was able to purchase seven weapons legally, including assault rifles. It's all legally possible under Tennessee gun laws.


In one Tennessee prison, inmates serving life sentences show a better path forward

Saturday, March 11, 2023

In Tennessee's Turney prison, inmates serving life terms want to show younger inmates how to take a different path once they finish their sentences.


Tennessee teens can no longer seek judicial bypass for abortions

Friday, September 09, 2022

In Tennessee, teens who sought judicial permission for an abortion instead of their parents no longer have that option. Judges and others who helped teens now worry about what options are left.


His mom and sister were killed. Now he's channeling grief to fight domestic violence

Monday, August 29, 2022

Alex Youn's sister had taken legal steps to protect herself from her violent estranged husband. She and her mother were killed anyway. Youn used clues she left to change loopholes in Tennessee law.


Two sisters got pregnant young. Their choices and their secrets shaped their lives

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Abortion — and whether to get one — changed the two sisters' lives in ways that affected them for years to come. One of them wonders how her life might have been different.


A secret abortion shaped the rest of these two sisters' lives

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Two sisters in Tennessee each got pregnant when they were young. The paths they took and the secrets they kept have shaped their lives.


Nashville sees increase in gun theft from cars

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Loosening gun laws have meant more gun thefts from cars. In Nashville, the majority of thefts are being done by juveniles, and there are calls for gun owners to be held accountable.


While COVID still rages, anti-vaccine activists will gather for a big conference

Friday, October 22, 2021

Among the attendees are people who also spread misinformation about 2020 presidential election and other conspiracy theories.


Watching Afghanistan Fall Reminds These Veterans Of Who They Left Behind

Thursday, August 26, 2021

U.S. veterans reflect on their time in Afghanistan as they watch the Taliban take power, uncertain of the fate of the people they know from their time at war.


Religious Leaders Play A Key Role In People's Decision To Get Vaccines Or Wear Masks

Saturday, August 21, 2021

A church that earlier denied the severity of COVID-19 changed its messaging after an outbreak. But another church continues to say mask wearers and the vaccinated aren't welcome at worship services.


Tennessee's Former Vaccine Leader Says She Was Fired Because Politics Trumped Science

Thursday, July 15, 2021

One day after being fired, Tennessee's former top vaccination official said she lost her job because of false rumors about vaccination efforts, specifically for teenagers.


She Says She Was Fired For Saying That Teens Don't Need Parental Consent For Vaccines

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

In addition to her ouster, Dr. Michelle Fiscus says Tennessee is stopping all of its vaccination outreach efforts for teens and children – not only for COVID-19 but also for other illnesses.


Open Up And Say... 'Huh?': Nashville Venues Grapple With City's Lack Of Reopening Plan

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WPLN News reports on Nashville's long-suffering live music scene and the city's lack of a cohesive plan.


'Mule Fest' Vs. 'Mule Day' — A Tennessee Town Is Taking Sides

Monday, April 05, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed "Mule Day" for a second year in a row. Now, a debate in the Tennessee town that hosts the event is split about an alternate "Mule Fest" that plans to take its place.


Ohio Officer's Bodycam Shows He Shot Unarmed Black Man Within 10 Seconds Of Encounter

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The Columbus Division of Police released silent video of the fatal shooting Wednesday. The officer who fired the shots has been placed on paid administrative leave.


Casey Goodson Jr.'s Family Calls For Murder Charges Against Sheriff's Deputy

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Goodson, 23, was shot and killed nearly a week ago. Law enforcement authorities say he was seen earlier driving with a gun but have not offered further details of the shooting.


DOJ, FBI Join Probe Into Casey Goodson's Shooting Death

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Federal agencies are investigating the death of 23-year-old Casey Goodson, a Black man who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday.


Postal Service Slowdowns Cause Dangerous Delays In Medication Delivery

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Mail-order prescriptions are another victim of recent changes to post office operations around the country. For some people, getting your mail on time could be a matter of life or death.


White Collar Workers Put On Assembly Line As COVID-19 Shrinks Worker Population

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Due to COVID-19 worker shortages, the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio needs some of its white collar office workers, like those in accounting, to work on the assembly line with little training.