4:44 PM Sep 21, 2014
(Sam Riche/MCT) Rob Bironas
Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed late Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in the 800 block of Battery Lane in Nashville.
4:00 PM Sep 21, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Carrie Underwood) Carrie Underwood is pictured with her dog, Ace.
After a show in Indianapolis, Carrie Underwood walked off stage and straight to her dressing room, where she had left her beloved rat terrier, Ace. But when she opened the door, Ace wasn’t there … or so she thought.
5:00 PM Sep 20, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Images Money • Flickr) New research shows states that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a surge in the number of parents with health insurance, compared to little change in uninsured rates in states like Tennessee that have not opted for expansion.
NASHVILLE – When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states – with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not.
3:00 PM Sep 19, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam announced the completion of the Employment First Task Force report that outlines the steps the task force would take to expand integrated, competitive employment for people with disabilities, as well as progress the group has already made.
5:00 PM Sep 18, 2014
NASHVILLE – Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus.
1:31 PM Sep 18, 2014
U.S. District Court Judge Aleta Trauger sentenced Kevin S. Kolb, 44, of Fairview, to 25 years in prison Wednesday for five counts of production of child pornography, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
10:00 PM Sep 17, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Antti T. Nissinen • Flickr) Tennesseans are encouraged to roll up their sleeves this summer to give blood. Blood donations typically fall off during summer months as people are busy with outdoor activities and vacations, but the need for blood remains constant.
NASHVILLE – The summer may be winding down, but the need for blood donors in Tennessee is up.
9:00 PM Sep 17, 2014
With school now in full swing throughout the country, students will be coming home with homework and roaming the halls with heavy backpacks. Doctors at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt warn parents that backpacks filled with heavy books can cause painful strains, sprains and problems with posture.
8:43 AM Sep 17, 2014
U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger sentenced Rennie W. Wells, 74, most recently living in the Philippines, to 78 months in prison for abusive sexual contact with a minor, according to David Rivera, U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.
10:00 PM Sep 14, 2014
NASHVILLE – Miranda Lambert tops the list of final nominees for the 48th annual CMA Awards with nine nominations, matching the record she set in 2010 – the most for any female artist in the history of the CMA Awards.
8:00 PM Sep 14, 2014
All country artists are grateful for the support of their fans. But they might look to Dustin Lynch as a model for how to take their appreciation a step further: He wants to help those fans — and others too — finish their college careers.
5:00 PM Sep 14, 2014
Nashville Ballet and the Belmont University School of Music will hold a free performance of “Ferdinand the Bull,” a children’s ballet from Nashville Ballet’s Outreach and Education program.
2:00 PM Sep 12, 2014
Gov. Bill Haslam
NASHVILLE – One thing nearly all Tennesseans can agree on is they want good health and independence as they age, and efforts are under way in the state to make sure those opportunities exist today and into the future.
11:00 PM Sep 11, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Bread for the World • Flickr) New research finds that most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented.
NASHVILLE – Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there’s a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Tennessee and other states.
9:00 PM Sep 11, 2014
Attorney General Bob Cooper announced there’s now access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rule.
1:00 PM Sep 11, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Pictured (from left) are Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency Executive Director Jim Harbison; award presenter Bob Coleman with Raymond James; the Housing Fund Program Coordinator/Development Loan Specialist Angela Belcher; and Habitat of Greater Nashville ReConstruct Director Eric Helm.
NASHVILLE – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, which includes Habitat of Wilson County, took home a Tennessee Best award last week during the 2014 Governor’s Housing Summit for its work revitalizing neighborhoods impacted by flooding nearly four years ago.
10:00 PM Sep 10, 2014
Medications prescribed in up to 20 percent of children with autism, including Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel and Zyprexa, often cause substantial weight gain and put children at greater risk for developing diabetes.