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Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

Jan. 17, 2019 10:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim's mother thrown out. The suit accuses Jeffrey Reinking of negligence and conspiracy for returning several guns to his mentally unstable son....

Father of Waffle House shooting defendant disputes sheriff

Jan. 3, 2019 1:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people in a Nashville Waffle House claims authorities didn't expressly tell him to keep guns away from his son. Jeffrey Reinking registered the claim last month in an ongoing federal civil lawsuit filed against him by one of the...

Nashville ex-mayor's affair is Tennessee's top story of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018 3:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This top story in Tennessee this year was former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's affair with her bodyguard, a stunning admission that captured national attention and resulted in her pleading guilty to a related felony theft count and resigning, according to an annual Associated Press...

A look at the AP's top Tennessee stories of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018 11:14 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of 2018, according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters. 1. NASHVILLE MAYOR RESIGNS Former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry revealed in January that she had a prolonged extramarital affair with her former...

Waffle House shooting suspect sent delusional text messages

Dec. 20, 2018 8:55 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants. Police say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was nearly naked, only wearing a green jacket, when he opened fire outside...

Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting returned guns

Dec. 17, 2018 7:14 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of killing four people with an assault-style rifle in a Nashville Waffle House says he gave guns back to Travis Reinking that had previously been confiscated when his son told him he was moving away. According to a deposition filed in federal court...