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Rutherford County Sheriff Indicted For JailCigs Involvement And Cover Up

After a year-long investigation, federal prosecutors have charged the Rutherford County sheriff for his role in selling e-cigarettes to inmates. Robert Arnold is accused of using his authority to make his side business more profitable and lying about his involvement.
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First Lieutenant Alexander Bonnyman was a U.S. Marine who grew up in Knoxville.

He died in November 1943 while attacking Japanese forces holed up in a bombproof shelter on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa. He was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously, but his remains were buried on the island and not brought back to Tennessee until last September.

His grandson, Clay Bonnyman Evans, says services like Friday morning's on War Memorial Plaza close the wound Bonnyman's death created.

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After a year-long investigation, federal prosecutors have charged the Rutherford County sheriff for his role in selling e-cigarettes to inmates. Robert Arnold is accused of using his authority to make his side business more profitable and lying about his involvement.

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A singer-songwriter is accusing pop star Justin Bieber and music producer Skrillex of stealing a vocal riff in Bieber's 2015 hit song "Sorry." Casey Dienel, who performs under the name White Hinterland, sued for copyright infringement this week in federal court in Nashville. 

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Nashville's safety net hospital will get an independent audit on its finances and operations, Mayor Megan Barry announced Friday.

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Tennessee might not be done yet suing the federal government.

Earlier this week, the state joined Texas and nine others in a case that challenges the Obama administration's stance on transgender students.

Now top lawmakers want state Attorney General Herbert Slatery to make up his mind about another lawsuit — this time over refugee resettlement.

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The Metro Planning Commission signed off Thursday night on 40-story twin towers that could become the most prominent building in Nashville. The intense debate focused on the shape of the skyline itself.

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The Music City Walk of Fame added two more artists today: country band Alabama and southern soul and R&B singer Sam Moore.

Moore, the voice behind the 1967 classic “Soul Man,” is one of the first non-country singers honored with this award. Moore believes that soul has a place within Music City. In fact he says that the influences of soul bands can be found in modern-day country tracks.  

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A West Tennessee lawmaker is telling drivers to trash their traffic tickets — at least those generated by enforcement cameras.

In an online video that's already received a quarter million views since it was posted Wednesday, state Rep. Andy Holt, R-Dresden, says drivers need to fight the companies behind the cameras.

Holt argues citations generated by traffic cameras aren't legally enforceable. And to drive that point home, he takes a lighter to one he's received.

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This weekend, the Nashville Symphony completes a passion project of Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero: performing all of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies.

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WPLN asked listeners to share their stories of how daily life has been altered by the increasingly clogged Interstates and side streets. And here's what they said:

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This weekend, the Nashville Symphony completes a passion project of Artistic Director Giancarlo Guerrero: performing all of Gustav Mahler’s nine symphonies.

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Jerome Reed returned to Studio C with a program of well-loved and well-played favorites, including a Brahms intermezzo that acts as a sort of musical mirror for him. On the instruction of a professor during his undergraduate years, Reed picked the intermezzo as something he would return to again and again through his life to see how he has grown and changed as a musician. Reed now teaches piano at Lipscomb University and directs the music program at the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and he passes on the advice to his students to select similar "mirrors" for themselves.

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The Eastwood Ensemble's Spring concert is all about music written by — or for — Americans. The program includes the world premiere of a movement by Nashville composer Kevin Jablonski and a performance dedicated to the memory of East Nashvillian Paul Gordon. Ahead of the concert at Eastwood Christian Church at 3pm on Sunday, May 22, members of the ensemble brought a sample to Studio C.

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