These stories will show it’s more important than ever to reflect on 2020. What you’ve learned from WPLN News reports and investigations will help you go into 2021 more aware of the world around you.
Business in downtown Nashville’s thriving tourism district has begun its return to normality, as patrons once again fill honky tonks along Lower Broadway even as crews are still cleaning up debris from the Christmas Day bombing on Second Avenue.
Investigators say the friends and family of Anthony Warner are cooperating as they try to piece together the motive behind the bombing in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning.
Law enforcement say they pieced together evidence from many hours of surveillance video, from human remains found at the scene, and from a remnant of the recreational vehicle.
Investigators have received more than 500 tips related to the Christmas morning blast in downtown Nashville, and they investigated a home in Antioch. But so far, no arrests have been made, no “people of interest have been publicly identified” and the motivation behind the explosion is still uncertain.
An explosion occurred in the Second Avenue area of downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez took these photos along the downtown riverfront shortly after it happened.
Read here for the latest on the explosion that shook Nashville on Friday morning.
A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration is weighting the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna in a daylong public meeting. A committee vote will guide the FDA’s decision about authorizing the vaccine for emergency use during the pandemic. The event is expected to begin at 8 a.m. CT.
NPR will have a live video stream of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing examining the alleged role of Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family in the opioid epidemic. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. CT.
President-elect Joe Biden is speaking after electors around the country cast their formal votes, confirming his presidential win. Watch his remarks live, scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. CT.