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DCS employees Rob Johnson, Melvin Whitlow and Joel Player meeting with reporters on Tuesday about a detention facility break that occurred Monday night. Credit: Emily West/WPLN

DCS Investigating Police Call Delay In Juvenile Detention Break

September 2, 2014 at 6:40 pm

A few minutes before 11 p.m., which was shortly after a shift change, security guards at the Woodland Hills facility in Bordeaux started to sense “the rumblings of trouble.”

Investigation Launched Into Nashville Detention Center Escape

Investigation Launched Into Nashville Detention Center Escape

September 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm

A press briefing has been planned for 2 pm at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center after 32 young men escaped overnight.

Recreations of 'American Gothic,' 'The Scream' and 'Girl With a Pearl Earring,' made from napkins, spoons and sugar packets. Credit: Brian Parker

Nashville Artist Tears and Twists Coffee Shop Napkins Into Masterpieces

September 2, 2014 at 6:30 am

Brian Parker recreates the Great Masters each week at a local cafe with nothing but the standard items other customers use to wipe their hands and sweeten their coffee.

Dollar General is already the largest small-box retailer in the U.S. and has been expanding into new states in recent years. Credit: Dollar General

Dollar General Ups Takeover Offer, Threatens Hostility

September 2, 2014 at 6:06 am

In a letter to Family Dollar’s board of directors, Goodlettsville-based Dollar General has increased its $10 billion bid by roughly two percent after being rejected in favor of a smaller offer from Dollar Tree.

The $53 million Gulch Crossing is under construction now, with a scheduled completion date of next spring. Sony Music, Earl Swensson Associates architecture firm and commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley plan to move in. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Gulch Developer Sees Downside To Exponential Growth: Losing ‘Neighborhood’ Feel

September 2, 2014 at 4:30 am

When Marketstreet Enterprises started snapping up property in what would become known as the Gulch fifteen years ago, the idea was to establish an urban neighborhood.

Singapore is one of the cities where MTSU recruiters travel. The university is focusing on recruiting students from Asia and the Middle East. Credit: Eustaquio Santimano via Flickr

Why MTSU And Other Public Universities Are Recruiting More International Students

September 2, 2014 at 3:54 am

One of the reasons why universities around the country, especially public ones, want more international students? Out-of-state tuition, says the author of a new study from the Brookings Institution. But MTSU says it’s globalization, not money, that is motivating the university to recruit students from other countries.

Marine Corps veteran Rebecca Johnston is talking after the meeting with Jan Dew about her specific questions at the meeting. Credit: Emily West.

Low Number of Veterans Turn Out for Nashville Town Hall Meeting

August 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Low numbers of veterans asked questions at today’s town hall meeting hosted by the Veterans Affairs Regional Office in downtown Nashville today.

According to the CDC, Tennessee sells the second-most kilograms of prescription painkillers. It ranks 13th in the country for its drug overdose death rate.

Prescription Abuse Unseats Alcohol As Tennessee’s Top Drug Problem

August 29, 2014 at 7:18 am

For the first time in Tennessee, more people are heading to rehab for prescription pain killers than for alcohol abuse.

I Am Jose was the World Grand Champion from 2013. Credit: Tennessee National Walking Horse Celebration

Can Blood Tests And X-Rays Solve The Walking Horse Soring Problem?

August 29, 2014 at 4:09 am

The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration hopes to quiet its critics with a new testing regimen. So far, the debate over soring hasn’t quieted.

Gov. Bill Haslam says he will be sending federal officials the state's plan for expanding Medicaid sometime this fall. Credit: Tennessee Photo Services

Gov. Haslam Says He’s Sending Medicaid Expansion Plan To Obama Officials This Fall

August 28, 2014 at 7:29 pm

This comes a year and a half after Haslam first started talking about the so-called “Tennessee Plan.”

Senators Mike Bell and Dolores Gresham are questioning the materials the College Board is providing teachers.

Two Tennessee Senators Pick A Bone With Advanced Placement History Guidelines

August 28, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The topics in history left out of guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History have left two Republican senators questioning teachers should cover in Tennessee classrooms.

Top officials from Beretta and state dignitaries such as Gov. Bill Haslam and Senator Lamar Alexander attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the gun manufacturer. Credit: Emily West.

Beretta Unsure How Many Jobs Will Go To Tennesseans

August 28, 2014 at 3:53 pm

While Beretta is making the move from Maryland to manufacture all its U.S. products in Tennessee, it is bringing quite a few employees along.

Workers assembling an Chevy Equinox at the GM plant in Spring Hill. The company will start building a Cadillac crossover vehicle there. Credit: GM

GM To Invest In Spring Hill, But That Might Not Mean New Jobs

August 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm

General Motors is investing $185 million into Spring’s Hill’s auto plan, bringing production of a Cadillac crossover vehicle from Mexico to Tennessee.

Credit: Stephen Jerkins

Photos: ‘Last Cheer At Greer’ After 36 Seasons

August 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

Fans and players enjoy one of the last games at the old stadium. Here’s a look.

The Ryman Lofts offer 60 affordable housing units on the Rolling Mill Hill complex near the Cumberland River.  Credit: RGAnderson

Tax Bill Puts Two Of Nashville’s Most Notable Subsidized Housing Developments In Jeopardy

August 27, 2014 at 4:00 am

The Davidson County Tax Assessor’s office has sent MDHA an annual tax bill of nearly $400,000 for Ryman Lofts, subsidized artist housing,and Nance Place, a workforce apartment complex.

George Barrett stands with Rita Sanders Geier at a Vanderbilt University event. Credit: Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Attorney Known For Desegregation Of Tennessee Universities Dies

August 27, 2014 at 3:12 am

Nashville civil rights attorney George Barrett has died. He was affectionately known as “Citizen Barrett” as he would take up civil justice causes. In recent years, he unsuccessfully challenged Tennessee’s law requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

Volkswagen's workers voted in February and narrowly rejected representation by the UAW following intense pressure from Republican politicians. Credit: VW

Anti-UAW Workers Rush To Form Volkswagen Union

August 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Workers who fought off the United Auto Workers earlier this year are now trying to form an their own union at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant.

Metro Nashville Public Schools rebranded many of its high school reforms in recent years under the "Academies" program. The "Middle Prep" project is a similar effort to help describe some reforms already in place and others that are completely new. Credit: MNPS via Instagram

Nashville Schools Re-brand, Beef Up Middle Grades To Stem Student Loss

August 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Don’t call it “middle school” in Nashville any more. The public school system is re-branding grades five through eight as “middle preps” and adding foreign languages and extracurriculars in an effort to compete with private schools and other county systems.

Corker Calls For Action Against ISIS In A Divided Syria

Corker Calls For Action Against ISIS In A Divided Syria

August 25, 2014 at 10:10 pm

ISIS controls parts of Iraq and Syria, and Corker supports beginning military support in Syria. But fighting in Syria is a complicated situation, with three major factions battling for control.

State Sen. Jim Tracy declares victory prematurely. Credit: Dave Smith for WPLN

Tracy Opts To Concede Instead Of Dispute Primary Results

August 25, 2014 at 10:07 am

More than three weeks after voting ended, state Sen. Jim Tracy has conceded in the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary. Rep. Scott DesJarlais came out on top by just 38 votes.