Six months ago, a rash of tornadoes tore through Middle Tennessee on Super Tuesday, killing 24 people overnight and destroying thousands of buildings in the region. WPLN News reporters went out to assess the damage on March 3 with the rest of Nashville, taking photos along the way. Now, six months later, some of those […]
Heavy rain, strong winds and potentially severe weather are sweeping across Tennessee today, and a front coming through just after noon prompted a series of tornado warnings. But there wasn’t immediate confirmation of any tornado touchdowns.
Editor’s Note: WPLN News has discontinued this mapping effort as of Sept. 14. After delays, the state of Tennessee is now publishing its own statewide database of school-based cases here.
Arrest warrants have been issued for the hosts of the “Fashion House” launch party that gained national attention two weekends ago for drawing together hundreds of unmasked partygoers in East Nashville.
Tennessee reached its highest number of active coronavirus cases over the weekend — with more than 40,000 Tennesseans contagious on Sunday. Rural areas have begun to catch up to the hotspots, but the state’s largest metro areas have been facing major outbreaks for months now.
The previous record was 37 deaths on July 23. In the two weeks since then, the 14-day average has continued to climb and now stands at 19 per day.
This post has been updated on July 20. As Tennessee has started allowing local governments to mandate masks, WPLN News has compiled some of the latest rules to go into effect.
“If eight out of 10 Nashvillians were to faithfully abide by Metro’s face covering order, we could successfully avoid reverting back to earlier phases,” Nashville Mayor John Cooper said Thursday morning at his pandemic briefing.
Tennessee, a state that has been ahead of most in its testing since the start of the pandemic, reached a milestone over the weekend: more than 1 million people tested for the coronavirus since March.
Tennessee’s total cases of the coronavirus continue to rise — to more than 57,000 as of Friday. That means, in the last seven days, Tennessee has added 11,000 new cases, a number that took two months to reach at the start of the pandemic. Black, Latino and older Tennesseans are being hit especially hard by COVID-19.