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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill to receive stars on Nashville's Walk of Fame
Wade SheridanNASHVILLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Country music power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are set to receive stars on the Music City Walk of Fame located in Nashville, Tenn.
4 points by UPI | Dolly Parton Country music Academy of Country Music Country Music Association Awards United Press International Nashville Tennessee International News Service William Randolph Hearst
Country singer Sierra Black: My bucket list here at home in Las Vegas
I’m never sure what to say when asked what it was like growing up here because I feel like my upbringing was like everyone else’s. It might sound funny, but, to me, Las Vegas means family. I attended Christian schools and church on Sundays with my family.
187 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Academy of Country Music Country music Rodeo Country Music Association Awards The Star-Spangled Banner Reba McEntire Nashville Tennessee Performance
Drunken United passenger who shouted in Arabic diverts flight
A drunk United Airlines passenger who broke a bathroom door and shouted in Arabic caused an emergency landing, police said.
296 points by Daily News | United Airlines Southwest Airlines Nashville Tennessee George Bush Intercontinental Airport Airport Davidson County Tennessee Trans States Airlines Airline hub
No sign of missing Tenn. teen, teacher in Texas
Authorities have been hunting for 50-year-old Tad Cummins and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Southern United States United States Houston Corpus Christi Texas Tennessee Associated Press Gulf of Mexico Nashville Tennessee
Notorious Nashville criminal sues over kosher prison food
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A notorious Nashville criminal has filed a lawsuit arguing that the food he has to eat in prison doesn't meet kosher standards. The Tennessean reports ( ) that Perry A. March sued the Tennessee Department of Correction and food vendor Aramark earlier this month in Nashville ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Prison Nashville Tennessee Tennessee Food Corrections Criminal justice Penology Al Gore
Woman charged with stealing nearly $500k from Tenn. church
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say a Clarksville woman has been charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from a church where she worked. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Tuesday that Connie Parker has been arrested on a charge of one count of theft over $250,000. She was being ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Tennessee Clarksville Tennessee Nashville Tennessee Federal Bureau of Investigation White-collar crime Montgomery County Tennessee Law enforcement agency Crime
Body found after house fire in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nashville authorities are investigating the discovery of a man's body inside a vacant home that had caught on fire. According to The Tennessean ( ), Nashville Fire Department spokesman Brian Haas says in a statement that firefighters battled the blaze on Friday morning and didn't find ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Nashville Tennessee The Tennessean Al Gore Nashville Banner The City Paper Death English-language films The Washington Times
Tempers fray: Republicans face protests on Obamacare
More than seven years after angry anti-Obamacare town halls erupted across the country, raw emotions are boiling over again -- this time, as the Republican Party under President Donald Trump gears up to dismantle Barack Obama's legacy.
138482 points by CNN | Tennessee Bill Clinton President of the United States Nashville Tennessee Hillary Rodham Clinton Utah United States House of Representatives Jason Chaffetz
Several Tennessee school systems close due to illness
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Several school systems around the state have closed because so many kids and teachers are sick with the flu or stomach bug. Knox County school officials announced that the system would be closed Tuesday and Wednesday because of illness. District spokeswoman Carly Harrington said students and ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Influenza Nashville Tennessee Tennessee Human flu Mucus U.S. state Influenza-like illness
Nashville honors 'fallen hero' who died trying to save woman
Officer Eric Mumaw died in the Cumberland River trying to save a woman police said was suicidal.       
10 points by USA Today | Davidson County Tennessee Police Nashville Tennessee Constable Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Police officer
Watch live: Memorial service for Nashville police officer Eric Mumaw
The USA TODAY Network will provide live coverage of this event       
100 points by USA Today | Davidson County Tennessee Nashville Tennessee London Constable Cumberland River Legal professions Public safety Leo White
Tenn. teacher to Trump: 'Come meet my Syrian students that just got here in the last week before the ban'
"I wrote the letter to him saying I would love for you to meet these children you are keeping out," she said.       
23080 points by USA Today | High school Middle school Education Elementary school Nashville Tennessee School United States College
Tenn. teacher asks President Trump to meet her refugee students
"Come meet my Syrian students that just got here in the last week before the ban and see what they are doing at the school to help America b...       
23079 points by USA Today | High school Middle school Education Elementary school Nashville Tennessee School United States College
Police: Woman to face homicide charge in officer's death
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say they plan to charge a woman in the death of a Metro Nashville police officer who slipped into the bitterly cold Cumberland River while trying to save her.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Nashville Tennessee Davidson County Tennessee American Civil War Police Kentucky Tennessee Constable Cumberland River
Film Review: ‘Wheeler’
The term “vanity project” doesn’t come close to adequately describing the hubristic folly that is “Wheeler,” an excruciatingly dull and self-indulgent faux documentary about a fortysomething singer-songwriter’s rapid and remarkably unimpeded progress toward overnight success in Nashville. It’s a DIY star vehicle for Stephen Dorff, who served as co-producer and co-writer in addition to playing... Read more »
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Why Stephen Dorff went undercover to play an aspiring country singer in 'Wheeler'
Stephen Dorff wasn’t wild about the idea of wearing a disguise. He just couldn’t see another way to make the movie he wanted to make. The film, opening Friday, is “Wheeler,” in which Dorff — the stubbly bad-boy heartthrob known for his roles in “Backbeat,” “Immortals” and Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere”...
83 points by Los Angeles Times | Grand Ole Opry Nashville Tennessee Stephen Dorff Backbeat Blade American film actors Somewhere Ryman Auditorium
Nation briefs: Minnesota officer released after hearing
ST. PAUL, Minn. — A Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile during a July traffic stop will be allowed to remain free as a manslaughter case against him proceeds, a judge ruled during a brief court hearing Friday.
2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Moose United States Manslaughter Tennessee Nashville Tennessee Southern United States U.S. state Democratic Party
Tennessee school bus crash sends 23 students to hospital
Twenty-three students were hospitalized after a Tennessee school bus crashed and rolled over on an interstate off-ramp Friday, but authorities said none suffered life-threatening injuries.The bus was one of three headed from Chester County in western Tennessee to an academic and community service co...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Nashville Tennessee Grand Ole Opry Davidson County Tennessee Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center Opryland USA Gaylord Entertainment Company Opry Mills English-language films
School bus crashes near Nashville, injuring 12 students
The Chester County school bus crashed Friday morning on Interstate 65 northbound       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Nashville Tennessee Associated Press Copyright All rights reserved Tennessee Interstate 65
Shooting at child's birthday party leaves 1 dead
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say at least seven people have been shot, including one fatally, during a child's birthday party in western Tennessee. Dyersburg police tell news outlets that a 21-year-old woman died at the scene Thursday evening. Six others were shot, including a 6-year-old child who was flown ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Tennessee West Tennessee Jackson Tennessee University of Memphis Memphis Tennessee English-language films The Washington Times Nashville Tennessee
In America, the rich outlive the poor by up to 9.5 years, study says
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but it would look dramatically different if its 50 states were organized according to income instead of geography. If that were the case, residents of the poorest state in the union would have a median household income that’s just...
5656 points by Los Angeles Times | Household income in the United States Poverty in the United States Tennessee United States U.S. state Poverty Nashville Tennessee Louisiana
Warner Music set for up to $2m break for Nashville expansion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Warner Music Group could receive between $1 million and $2 million in incentives for its Nashville expansion, based on job creation. The Tennessean reports ( ) Nashville's Metro Council has voted to award Warner $500 per job added in Nashville annually over the next seven years. ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Nashville Tennessee Record label Warner Music Group Linda Ronstadt Employment
Court: Nashville teacher labeled porn videos with girls' first names
Videos found on hard drive belonging to teacher accused of recording girls undressing.         
-1 points by Arizona Republic | Nashville Tennessee Floppy disk Digital audio player Gérard Depardieu Parent Hard disk drive Elementary school Student
Authorities: Nashville police officer fatally shoots suspect
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville police say an officer has fatally shot a 43-year-old man who pulled a pistol when confronted.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Robertson County Tennessee Coroner Nashville Tennessee High Sheriff Davidson County Tennessee Government occupations Tennessee Shire
Tennessee lawmakers not required to report foreign travel
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Six Tennessee state lawmakers who received an expense-paid trip to Europe did not have to report it under state campaign finance laws because the donor is not a registered lobbyist. The Tennessean reports ( that the five-day trip in 2011 was billed as a "fact finding" ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Tennessee Nashville Tennessee United States Democratic Party Al Gore United States Senate United States House of Representatives Alaska
Goodwill closes 4 Middle Tennessee career centers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee has shuttered four of its career centers. WPLN-FM ( ) reports that the nonprofit employer on Friday closed career centers in Clarksville, Gallatin, Jackson and the Melrose area of Nashville. Goodwill has about two dozen other career centers in the region. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Tennessee Retailing Nashville Tennessee Consignment Employment Sales Clarksville Tennessee Charity shop
Tennessee fire official: 9 people dead after Memphis house fire; one child fighting for life in hosp
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee fire official: 9 people dead after Memphis house fire; one child fighting for life in hospital.
-1 points by The Washington Times | Tennessee Memphis Tennessee Andrew Jackson Washington D.C. Nashville Tennessee Mississippi River Chattanooga Tennessee Southern United States
Man allegedly left ‘sophisticated’ bomb at Tenn. nursing home
Police said the bomb was "sophisticated and designed to do maximum harm to the intended victim."
-1 points by Daily News | Criminal law English-language films Richard Jewell Federal Bureau of Investigation Automobile Nashville Tennessee Arrest warrant Crimes
Bail reform is coming to Indiana: Impact 2016: Justice For All
Bail reform news from Nashville to Virginia CLEVELAND, Ohio -- As Cuyahoga County takes steps to build a fairer bail system, dozens of courts across the country are also making changes to prevent bail from discriminating against people who can't afford it. Read about recent bail-reform news below as part of Impact 2016: Justice For All, a series that examines Cuyahoga County's bail system and how it could be more equitable and cost-effective. Indiana Supreme Court orders most defendants to be released without bail: Indiana's high court on Wednesday demanded suspects who are not a flight risk or danger to the community be released without bail, WANE Channel 15 reports. "The new rule will reduce unnecessary, unjust, and expensive pretrial confinement without jeopardizing public safety," Indiana Public Defender Council Executive Larry Landis said. Courts in nine counties will begin using validated assessment tools to decide who can safely be released without bail, and the reforms will expand to all courts in the state on Jan. 1, 2018. Stroke victim jailed for smoking pot dies in jail: A Virginia man who faced a misdemeanor charge for smoking marijuana in his own home died in jail in November after he couldn't afford $100 for bail, the Huffington Post reports. Mark Goodrum, 60, had a long history of health issues and suffered a stroke before he was remanded to the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. He had been there for a month when he died of advanced kidney disease, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Virginia. Bail reform is about victims' rights too, Pennsylvania officials say: Prominent Pennsylvania legal minds are calling on the state to reform broken bail systems that jail low-level, poor defendants while wealthier people convicted of more serious crimes pay their way out. "It's time to . . . stop locking up low-risk individuals who will be worse because they were locked up for being poor, not for being a risk to public safety," Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections John E. Wetzel and Pennsylvania Victim Advocate Jennifer R. Storm wrote in a column for, in which they encouraged a panel that is examining the bail system to move forward with reforms. Storm's support underscores an important, but often overlooked, aspect of bail reform: Not only does it result in more low-level offenders getting out before their trials, but it also gives courts the tools they need to identify people who are potentially dangerous or a flight risk and keep them locked up. Those reforms might have saved the lives of women found dead after courts in Pennsylvania failed to remand their suspected killers, Wetzel and Storm wrote. "Pennsylvania needs to restore the trust broken this past year by the deaths of Stacey, Megan and Tierne," they wrote. "The lives of thousands of others just like them depend upon it."   Non-profit bails out poor people in Nashville: Just City, a criminal justice reform non-profit in Memphis, is reaching over the Davidson County court system to free people accused of low-level crimes who can't afford bail, Nashville Scene reports. They've posted bail for 12 people so far, a tiny fraction of the hundreds -- if not thousands -- of defendants who couldn't afford $500 or less for bail in 2015, according to the column. The average bond for arrestees with one warrant was $2,358; 51.5 percent of them could not post even the 10 percent deposit.
11 points by The Plain Dealer | Prison Court Bail Lawyer Nashville Tennessee The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington Criminal justice