‘It was intentional act’: Police say Nashville explosion no accident

U.S. 12/25/20, 15:13

In a giant Christmas Day explosion that occurred  in Nashville, Tennessee,  three people were injured and much material damage was done. The police maintain that it was intentionally caused. It is shocking that before the disaster occurred a recording was repeated several times saying, "If you hear this message, evacuate now," according ...

Another Democratic scandal: Nashville’s CCP Virus numbers revealed

U.S. 09/18/20, 18:13

Nashville mayor's office is in the middle of a scandal after emails were leaked that seem to show how local officials misrepresented the number of the CCP Virus (COVID-19) infections in an apparent attempt to blame bars and restaurants and force a lockdown of city. The emails, released by local news ...

Update: Tennessee church shooter sentenced to life

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:56

The Latest on the trial of the Tennessee man convicted in a 2017 church shooting (all times local):4:45 p.m.A Tennessee man convicted of murder in a 2017 Nashville church shooting will spend the rest of his life behind bars.Judge Cheryl Blackburn listens to testimony during the sentencing phase of Emanuel ...

Tennessee church shooter suffered ‘severe mental illness’

U.S. 05/28/19, 14:39

A Tennessee man convicted of murder for shooting up a Nashville church in 2017 was suffering from severe mental illness. That's according to testimony from a Vanderbilt University forensic psychiatrist during a Tuesday sentencing hearing.Emanuel Kidega Samson faces life in prison for killing Melanie Crow and wounding seven other people ...

Congregants grapple with church shooter once their colleague

U.S. 05/25/19, 00:25

Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann's church and its congregants with bullets in 2017.It was hard for Spann to recognize in Samson the same young man who taught Vacation ...

Jury finds man guilty of murder in Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/24/19, 14:40

A jury on Friday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in a shooting at a Nashville church two years ago that left a woman dead and seven wounded.Jurors deliberated less than five hours before delivering the verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson. He was found guilty on all 43 counts ...

Update: Jurors consider Tennessee church shooting case

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:08

The Latest on the Tennessee church shooting suspect's trial (all times local):3:55 p.m.A jury is considering whether to convict a man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville, Tennessee, church in 2017.Emanuel Kidega Samson testifies in his own defense Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in ...

Jail calls: Suspect, ex laughed at Tennessee church shooting

U.S. 05/23/19, 14:26

Jurors on Thursday heard jail calls in which a suspect charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in 2017 laughs about it with his then-girlfriend.The October 2017 calls were replayed in court Thursday as the Nashville trial of 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson approached ...

Defendant says he doesn’t recall if he shot 8 at church

U.S. 05/22/19, 18:42

The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others at a Nashville church in 2017 testified Wednesday that he can't remember if he did it.In a Nashville courtroom, a prosecutor repeatedly asked 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson about his testimony that he had spotty-at-best memories of what happened ...

State: Man in church shooting aimed to kill 10 white people

U.S. 05/20/19, 16:52

A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South Carolina. Nashville Deputy District Attorney Amy Hunter made the comments ...

Jon Pardi kicks off new country album with fiddles

Entertainment 05/20/19, 08:07

Country traditionalist Jon Pardi is kicking off his third album just the way he likes his country music — with a fiddle intro. Pardi, whose 2016 album, "California Sunrise," shot him to the top of the country album chart, is releasing "Heartache Medication" on June 3, a classic honky-tonk-style song ...

Former Tennessee top aide to stay on payroll until July

U.S. 05/17/19, 13:03

A former top aide for Tennessee's embattled House speaker who resigned after admitting to once using cocaine in a legislative office and sending lewd text messages about women will continue to be paid by state taxpayers until July.House Speaker Glen Casada accepted Chief of Staff Cade Cothren's resignation May 6. ...

Update: Wish for man facing execution: Meal for homeless

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:05

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Tennessee man who suffocated his wife (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Nashville church where a Tennessee death row inmate is an ordained elder is honoring the man's last wish by planning a community meal for the homeless. Inmate Don Johnson's attorneys say that rather ...

Predators, Nashville agree to 30-year arena lease extension

Sports 05/16/19, 13:46

The Nashville Predators finally have the kind of security the former expansion franchise has been wanting for years after agreeing to a new 30-year arena lease that runs through 2049.The Predators announced the agreement Thursday for Bridgestone Arena at a Metro Nashville Sports Authority meeting. The sports authority is expected ...

Man faces execution for killing wife decades ago in Memphis

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:26

A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution Thursday evening in Tennessee.Sixty-eight-year-old inmate Don Johnson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection for his conviction in the 1984 suffocation death of his wife, Connie Johnson. He initially ...

Female nominees rule top category at Americana Music Awards

Entertainment 05/14/19, 17:25

In contrast to other country music award shows, the artist of the year nominees at this year's Americana Music Association's Honors and Awards are all female, including Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Kacey Musgraves and Rhiannon Giddens.The Americana Music Association announced Tuesday that singer-songwriter Lori McKenna is the leading nominee with ...

Pressure from religious leaders mounts in death row case

U.S. 05/13/19, 13:54

Pressure from religious leaders for Tennessee's governor to grant mercy to a death row inmate mounted Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal that could have delayed his upcoming execution.Don Johnson's petition for clemency has centered on his religious conversion and Christian ministry to other prisoners. ...

Combs, Lambert and Morris lead CMT Music Awards nominations

Entertainment 05/07/19, 09:33

It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as five artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown Band.Nominations for the awards, to be held on June 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, were announced Tuesday and fan voting is ...

Daughter of Tennessee man executed in 2006 seeks DNA testing

U.S. 05/01/19, 14:36

The daughter of a Tennessee man executed in 2006 is seeking DNA testing from the crime scene.Sedley Alley was convicted of the 1985 murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins in Millington. Alley confessed to the crime but later said the confession was coerced.Barry Scheck, with The Innocence Project, ...

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