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Ammonia leak contained at Nashville Coca-Cola plant

Oct. 14, 2019 6:42 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An ammonia leak at a Coca-Cola plant in Nashville early Monday forced workers to evacuate for several hours until it was contained. The leak was called in just before 3 a.m. Reporters on the scene with WKRN say the fire chief gave the all-clear call by 5:30 a.m. Firefighters and...

Tennessee city may offer tax breaks to historic home owners

Oct. 14, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The metro council of Nashville, Tennessee, is considering a tax break for owners of historic homes who choose to improve their properties. WPLN-FM reports the idea is to encourage owners to preserve historic homes rather than tearing them down. If passed, the resolution would create...

Tennessee State student found shot in dorm has died

Oct. 14, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old Tennessee State University student found shot in a campus dorm has died. Citing a school statement, news outlets report the student was found unconscious in a residence hall walkway at about noon on Sunday. Metro Nashville police say the man was taken...

Still working '9 to 5,' Dolly Parton marks 50 years at Opry

Oct. 13, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5," and doing what she loves as she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. The 73-year-old actress, singer and songwriter, who first played the Opry when she was just a teenager, played the longstanding radio...

Death row inmate's attorneys say appeal ignores justice

Oct. 11, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for Tennessee death row inmate Abu-Ali Abudur'Rahman said Friday that the state attorney general is valuing "proceduralism over justice" with an attempt to scuttle a resentencing agreement. Brad MacLean, who has defended Abudur'Rahman (AHB'-dur-RAK'-mahn) for more than...

Pompeo talks religious freedom in Nashville speech

Oct. 11, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday continued to raise the alarm about religious freedoms around the world, receiving a warm welcome in Tennessee as his department faced heightened scrutiny amid the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The top U.S. diplomat...

School: Immigration authorities tried to get student records

Oct. 11, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A public school district in Tennessee says U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents tried getting student records from one of its elementary schools, but the agency says that seems unlikely. Citing a Metro Nashville Public Schools statement, news outlets report the district...

Nonpartisan commission announces 2020 presidential debates

Oct. 11, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced sites and dates for three presidential debates and one vice presidential debate, to be held just weeks before Election Day in 2020. The presidential debates are set for Sept. 29 at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana;...

Ekholm's late goal leads Predators over Capitals, 6-5

Oct. 11, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a game dominated by offense, a defenseman scored the game-winner. Mattias Ekholm scored with 4:40 remaining to cap a wild third period and lead the Nashville Predators to a 6-5 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night. Ryan Johansen scored twice and Filip Forsberg,...

Tennessee police identify naked body found floating in river

Oct. 9, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have identified a body found floating naked in the Cumberland River over the weekend. Nashville Metro Police confirmed Tuesday that the woman discovered by an off-duty officer on a jetski was 43-year-old Sonta Tycee Gentry. Police spokesman Sgt. Noble Taylor said...