• Houston ChronicleApparent road rage draws Montgomery County clash

    An argument between two drivers in Spring resulted in one hospitalization on Saturday, according to Montgomery County Constable’s Precinct 3 Office. A woman stopped short at the intersection of Buckminster Drive and Atherstone Street on Saturday when another car, driven by a juvenile, didn’t yield to the woman’s car, that office said. The woman and a male passenger got out Read more...

  • The Wall Street JournalRural America's Childbirth Crisis: The Fight to Save Whitney Brown

    MCMINNVILLE, Tenn.—Whitney Brown was in labor with her first baby when suddenly she couldn’t breathe. Convulsions shook her body. Ms. Brown’s blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped, and the baby’s heart rate plunged. Nurses at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital called obstetrician Dawnmarie Riley, who minutes later burst into the operating room in such a rush her hospital… Read the Read more...

  • CNNNashville mayor opens up about son's deadly overdose

    (CNN)Nashville Mayor Megan Barry returned to work less than two weeks after her 22-year-old son, Max, died from an apparent drug overdose. On “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” Barry candidly discussed her son’s tragic death and the importance of opening a discussion on the issue.”I’m speaking today as a mom, but as a mayor I have a responsibility to make Read more...

  • Rolling StoneKeith Urban: Glen Campbell 'Blazed Real Trails'

    While all of Nashville is mourning the death of Glen Campbell, who died today at 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, few were affected so acutely by the loss as Keith Urban. Like Campbell, Urban is equally adept as a singer and guitarist and looked to the vocalist and picker for inspiration in his own career. Urban released Read more...

  • New York TimesAs Appetite for Soccer in U.S. Grows, So Does M.L.S.

    NASHVILLE — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber was having a moment.On a sunny morning in mid-July, Garber arrived in Nashville to meet with politicians, business leaders and sports executives eager to bring an M.L.S. team to the city. The two-day fact-finding mission was part of a 12-city tour being conducted by Garber and his deputy, Mark Abbott, to determine Read more...

  • New York TimesWhen Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — At the airport here, there is a reminder to travelers of the jobs that global trade can bring. A shiny 2017 Volkswagen Passat is stationed near the entryway and labeled: “Designed in Germany. Built in Chattanooga.”The American map is dotted with towns drained of jobs after homegrown factories bolted to lower-wage countries. But for many spots throughout Read more...

  • UPINashville mayor's son dies of apparent overdose

    July 30 (UPI) — Nashville Mayor Megan Barry’s only child died Saturday night from an apparent drug overdose, the mayor’s office said. Max Barry, 22, died in Denver, where he had recently moved, the release said. “Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear,” Mayor Barry said in a statement. “Our son Max suffered Read more...

  • ABCLittle Big Town reflects on their fashion choices over the years

    Little Big Town has performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville more than 40 times since their debut in 1999, and their looks are reflective of the changing trends. As part of a new series, “Opry Lookbook,” of which ABC News has an exclusive first look, band members Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet reflect on Read more...

  • ABCTeacher accused of kidnapping has teaching license revoked

    The former Tennessee teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has finally had his teaching license revoked, three months after the pair were found in northern California. The Tennessee State Board of Education announced its decision to strip Tad Cummins, 50, of his license Friday morning, ABC affiliate WKRN reported. Because of the ruling, Cummins will never be Read more...

  • ABCJudge cancels order to reduce sentences for birth control

    A Tennessee judge’s plan to encourage birth control among prisoners once they are released has sputtered, only two months into the program. General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield was offering sentence reductions for men who got free vasectomies and women who agreed to receive free Nexplanon implants, which prevent pregnancy for up to four years. But the plan introduced in May Read more...