The head of Tennessee’s prison system says the number of unfilled correctional officer positions has reached an “all-time high.” Many facilities were already severely understaffed. Now, officials say the pandemic has made recruitment even harder.
Tennessee has reported its worst day of the coronavirus pandemic thus far — with the highest number of cases and a record 65 deaths reported statewide on Friday. Taking a look at the numbers on a county-level, Houston County maintains the worst death rate. Though the county has reported fewer than 20 […]
Middle school students in Metro Nashville Public Schools will not begin returning to their classrooms as scheduled this week. The district announced it’s hitting pause on the return to in-person classes following an emergency meeting of the school board Friday afternoon.
One is a woman living in East Tennessee who calls herself a “Tenne-rican” because of her Puerto Rican heritage. The other is a native of Franklin, who joked she would fall in the “suburban mom bucket.” Nilsa Alvarez, 36, and Melissa Dick, 49, are both mothers of two, and like many Tennesseans, they’ve already cast […]
For a moment, it didn’t seem like it was going to happen. But after months of preparation, the last presidential debate has taken place without any major hiccups. The event marks a milestone for Belmont University.
Last night’s presidential debate thrust Belmont University into the national spotlight. And as protesters crowded the sidewalks outside campus, many students took the opportunity to protest their own college. Some students say they want Belmont to take a stronger stand on social issues.
Three Middle Tennessee counties announced reinstated mask mandates Thursday as cases of the coronavirus — and hospitalizations — are again rising.
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding their final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow live updates and analysis.
Reporters from WPLN News will be on the ground at debate host Belmont University, providing updates throughout the afternoon and evening as hundreds of activists, staffers and journalists from around the world gather for the event.
Nashville lawyer Jim Roberts has made feisty lawsuits against the Metro government a central part of his practice. So when a substantial property tax increase passed, he says some downtown business owners began seeking an attorney, and his name quickly surfaced.