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Task force's recommendations to combat opioid epidemic: More TBI agents, prescription limits
27 Sep 2017 03:20:56 Z
A legislative task force has released its recommendations on combating Tennessee's opioid epidemic, issuing nearly two dozen recommendations to address what one lawmaker said could be "a mass casualty event in Tennessee". The seven-member special ...
Preparation, police credited for peaceful outcomes at White Lives Matter rallies
30 Oct 2017 14:23:08 Z
Two separate white nationalist rallies in Middle Tennessee ended peacefully Saturday, an outcome local officials attributed to thoughtful planning and a strong police presence. Follow Anita Wadhwani on Twitter: @AnitaWadhwani More: 'White Lives ...
Tenn. lawmaker announces bill to repeal rollback on DEA opioid enforcement power
19 Oct 2017 20:27:09 Z
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Thursday introduced a bill to repeal a 2016 measure that critics said curbed the power of the Drug Enforcement Agency to stop the illegal flow of opioids to pharmacies around the country. Controversy over the law ensnared U.S. ...
Haslam's plan to combat opioid crisis: prevention, treatment & law enforcement
23 Jan 2018 00:00:41 Z
Educating children, making overdose-reversing drugs available to all state troopers and adding hundreds of prison beds to treat those fighting opioid addiction are part of Gov. Bill Haslam and legislative leaders' comprehensive proposal to combat the ...
7 indicted in scheme to steal millions from food program for hungry kids
19 Oct 2017 22:50:17 Z
A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday charged seven more people for their part in a scheme to defraud a state-run food program for hungry kids of up to $215,000 . The five women and two men are all relatives or friends of LaShane Hayes, a Knoxville ...
Police: Woman punched herself in stomach to end her 24-week pregnancy
09 Dec 2017 01:59:41 Z
The woman, 21, gave birth at a Nashville hospital in March, 24 weeks into her pregnancy. More: Woman charged with attempted murder for failed coat hanger abortion In May, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that bans abortions after 20 ...
Stella Parton, Dolly's sister, speaks out on Kirt Webster sexual misconduct allegations
09 Nov 2017 04:15:13 Z
Stella Parton said she has been shocked and hurt to learn of sexual misconduct allegations about Kirt Webster, the longtime publicist for her sister, Dolly Parton. Webster stepped down from the firm last week, saying he needed to focus on fighting ...
Industry group backtracks on award for publicist accused of sexual harassment
06 Dec 2017 22:36:16 Z
Public relations industry group PR News has removed Nashville music industry publicist Kirt Webster's name from its website listing him as winner of a "publicist of the year" award. The group had named Webster as 2017 PR People Awards publicist of ...
Nashville church shooting suspect made cryptic Facebook posts
25 Sep 2017 11:25:28 Z
The suspected gunman in a Tennessee church shooting made several cryptic Facebook posts, one alluding to a sudden attack, on Sunday morning before police say he went on a shooting rampage at a church he used to attend.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn: Drug law had 'unintended consequences,' should be revisited 'immediately'
16 Oct 2017 18:37:18 Z
The comment comes in light of a joint investigation by 60 Minutes and The Washington Post in which a whistleblower accuses the Tennessee Republican and other congressional lawmakers of lax scrutiny of drug companies and distributors.
Despite transparency pledge, Nashville mayor's office withholds affair files
27 Feb 2018 01:06:34 Z
When Mayor Megan Barry first admitted to an affair with her police officer bodyguard, she pledged to be open and transparent in order to assure the public that no taxpayer funds were misused to further the relationship.
Rihanna puts celebrity muscle behind movement to #FreeCyntoiaBrown
22 Nov 2017 22:16:30 Z
Scores of advocates, including pop stars such as Rihanna, are lining up behind the cause of a teenage sex-trafficking victim sentenced to life in prison for killing a 43-year-old stranger who had picked her up at a fast-food restaurant.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry admits to extramarital relationship with top police security officer
01 Feb 2018 12:54:07 Z
Mayor Megan Barry said Wednesday she had an extramarital affair with the police officer in charge of her security detail, an extraordinary admission that rocks the popular Nashville mayor's first term. Forrest submitted his retirement papers Jan. 17 ...
Can Nashville mayor weather a sex scandal?
01 Feb 2018 23:41:09 Z
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry became the latest in a long line of elected officials who have stepped in front of reporters to publicly apologize for an inappropriate sexual relationship. She did so alone Wednesday, clutching at her hands while ...
Nashville mayor backed daughter of affair partner for city job
06 Feb 2018 20:04:28 Z
NASHVILLE — Within months of taking office, Mayor Megan Barry recommended the adult daughter of the head of her security detail — the man with whom she later admitted to having an affair — be hired for a job in the city's legal department. The ...
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