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Breaking: Nashville Waffle House Shooter In Custody

Updated 2:15 p.m. Travis Reinking was taken into custody by a narcotics unit with Metro Police, acting on a citizen tip made by phone. They were told someone saw a man crossing a construction site in dark jeans and a maroon shirt wearing a backpack.

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Two health care executives have been indicted and accused of a Medicare kickback scheme. Former CEO of Brentwood-based Comprehensive Pain Specialists John Davis was arrested Monday along with Brenda Montgomery, founder of a company based in Camden called CCC Medical.

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If there’s a statistic that won’t go away it’s the one about how many people move to Nashville each day.

And now a misleading version of this figure is being perpetuated by the pro-transit coalition, which leads a recent full-page ad with the statement, “80 people move to Nashville every day.”

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The Tennessee House has approved a measure that would let consumers buy a bottle of wine or liquor on Sundays.

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Tennessee lawmakers have voted to begin the process of moving President James K. Polk's body, after all.

The state House approved a resolution Monday night authorizing the relocation of the tomb of the nation's 11th president and his wife, Sarah, reversing a vote taken last month that appeared to decide that the Polks would stay put.

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Your Nashville transit referendum questions have poured in to WPLN this month, and on the eve of early voting beginning Wednesday, here are answers to another batch.

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If Gov. Bill Haslam gets his way, three former athletes will soon be part of the University of Tennessee's new 12-person board.

Acting just days after state legislators approved the governor's proposal to reorganize UT's Board of Trustees, Haslam released his slate of nominees Monday. 

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Immigration advocates are calling last week’s operation at an East Tennessee meatpacking plant the largest workplace raid since President Trump took office. Ninety-seven workers allegedly without legal status were arrested, and more than half have already been transferred to detention centers out of state.

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Over the past week, there's been a flurry of bills passing or failing or simply being shelved for review by the Tennessee General Assembly. Lawmakers are rushing toward the end of the legislative session as most are preparing for campaign season.

It can be confusing to keep up with the fate of the would-be laws that have been making headlines this year.

Nashville Public Radio's Jason Moon Wilkins and statehouse reporter Chas Sisk sort it out in this week's edition of The Tri-Star State.

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The Pentagon has now identified two soldiers killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell late Friday night.

Ryan Connolly was a decorated instructor pilot with two Army air medals and deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. At 37, the Chief Warrant Officer 3 had been in the military since 2001.

Warrant officer James Casadona was 28 years old and just arrived at Fort Campbell earlier this year. The head of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade called the deaths a "great tragedy."

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Belmont University is hosting Davis Cup tennis matches this week, marking the return of one of the sports premier showcases to Nashville for the first time in 40 years. In 1978, professional tennis was more popular and the participants more noteworthy, but it was off-the-court clashes which earned the event international attention.


The Promise: Life, Death and Change in the Projects

This WPLN special series podcast explores life in public housing, in the middle of a city on the rise.

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Last month, Robert Thompson visited the studio as half of Duo Sudeste. This week, he returned as a director to showcase students from the Belmont University Guitar Ensemble. Ranging from freshman to seniors, the students performed music as duets and quartets in a variety of styles across the guitar repertoire. 

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Flutist Bart Feller is used to traveling the country with his instrument. While his main gigs are playing principal flute with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and teaching at Rutgers University, he spends summers in the desert playing with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and weekends teaching the pre college division at Julliard. 

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Composer Nicholas Wing gave the world premiere of three works on this week's program, including a piece performed with a violin once played by Bronisław Huberman, founder of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (then known as the Palestine Philharmonic). 

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