Tag Archives: Nashville

TENNESSEE: At Least Four Shot At Nashville Mall

Nashville’s NBC affiliate reports: Four people have been shot inside Opry Mills Mall, according to police. Police said one shooter is in custody and the search continues for the second shooter. Metro Police are responding to multiple calls of shots fired at the Opry Mills Mall. Police are blocking traffic from entering the mall area. This story is developing. Opry ...

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Waffle House Mass Shooting Suspect In Custody

The New York Daily News reports: Waffle House gunman Travis Reinking was arrested Monday afternoon after a ramped up manhunt, Metro Nashville police confirmed in a tweet. Investigators are still unsure why Reinking charged into the Antioch Waffle House, wearing nothing but a green jacket, where he killed four people at about 3:25 a.m. local time Sunday. Neighbors then saw ...

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Police: No Credible Sightings Of Waffle House Shooter

The Washington Post reports: Police continued their intensive search Monday for the 29-year-old suspected of opening fire at a Tennessee Waffle House and killing four people one day earlier. The Metro Nashville Police Department said early Monday that “there have been no credible sightings” of the suspected gunman, Travis Reinking, after an overnight search by local, state and federal law ...

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NASHVILLE: Cops Continue Search For Waffle House Killer, Was Arrested Last Year Near The White House

The Associated Press reports: Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. Metro Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said 29-year-old Travis Reinking’s firearms authorization was then revoked at the request of the FBI, and four ...

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NASHVILLE: Four Dead, Multiple Injuries In Waffle House Mass Shooting, Nude Gunman Sought [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Four people were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in Tennessee early Sunday, Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said in interview with CBS affiliate WTVF. “A patron wrestled away the gunman’s AR-15 rifle. He was nude & fled on foot. He is a white man with short ...

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TENNESSEE: Anti-Gay Pastor Charged With Molesting Eight Children, Allegedly Asked Them To Sit On His Face

The Tennessean reports: Metro police have arrested a pastor accused of molesting several children across two decades while he was leader of a South Nashville congregation. Matthew Dennis Patterson, known as Denny, served as pastor of Nolensville Road Baptist Church for more than 20 years. He resigned on Sept. 24. Days later, members of the congregation came to the police ...

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NASHVILLE: Dem Mayor Resigns In Felony Sex Scandal

The Washington Post reports: Megan Barry resigned as Nashville’s mayor Tuesday morning, weeks after admitting an affair with the police officer who ran her security detail. Barry announced her resignation at a news conference, shortly after she pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge related to the affair. She kept her remarks brief and smiled throughout the announcement. “It has ...

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Melbourne Chargers Win Bingham Cup [VIDEO]

SameSame reports: Awarded for their grace, dedication and commitment to the values of rugby, the Melbourne Chargers A’s haven’t stopped celebrating after they won the Bingham Cup yesterday, scoring 20 to 7 against the Sydney Convicts at the world championships in Nashville, Tennessee. The 8th Mark Kendall Bingham Memorial Cup saw the Music City transform into the Rugby City, as ...

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Another Theater Shooting

The shooter is described as a 51 year-old local man. Story developing…

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Nashville To Host 2016 Bingham Cup

Via Facebook: “We are proud to announce that Nashville will host the 2016 Bingham Cup! Thanks to all of the players and supporters who participated in the vote and to Chicago and Boston for a spirited bid process. With you, brothers!” The 2014 event was held in Sydney.

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Nashville Mayor Endorses Marriage

“I believe that all people should be treated fairly and equally and that their individual dignity should be respected. Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger. Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.” – Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, joining Mayors For The Freedom To ...

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TENNESSEE: Nashville Approves Partner Benefits For City Employees

In a lopsided vote, Nashville’s Metro Council last night approved domestic partner benefits for city employees. The council voted 27-7 for the measure, adding Metro to a long list of public and private employers across the country that offer domestic partner benefits. The result was expected, but some council members spoke out strongly against the policy before the vote. Councilman ...

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Freep This Nashville Poll

The poll is on the lower right. (Tipped by JMG reader Joseph) RELATED: When we freeped the American Family Association last week, they reset their poll to zero several times before deleting it entirely. Great work!

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TSA Detains Sen. Rand Paul

I’m betting he was carrying a gun. UPDATE: Local media reports that Sen. Paul was detained for refusing to submit to a full-body pat-down. UPDATE II: The TSA says Rand Paul is lying. Sen. Rand Paul’s chief of staff Doug Stafford responded to the TSA’s claim that the senator was “not detained at any point.” “Well, I don’t know what ...

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Tracy Morgan Goes On Anti-Gay Rant

Comedian and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan is in hot water with LGBT activists after performing an anti-gay monologue during a Nashville concert. Kevin Rogers, who was in attendance, posted a public note on Facebook detailing at length the hateful language used by Morgan. What did the comic say? After laying out the usual lines about homosexuality being a choice, ...

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Top TN Democrat: Extremist Bills Make State Look Buck-Toothed And Barefoot

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Tony Perkins On Tennessee

“After harassing law firms, sports figures, restaurants, and average Americans, homosexual activists are starting to show the public what they really are. Intolerant. Lawmakers in Tennessee witnessed the bullying firsthand, when the state tried to stop policies that are bad for business and worse for the economy. The Left had been trying to use local governments to demand special employment ...

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TENNESSEE: Governor Signs Bill Banning All Local LGBT Rights Laws

GOP Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the bill overturning Nashville’s non-discrimination ordinance. The bill also effectively outlaws all local LGBT rights laws statewide as it bans any discrimination protections not already offered by the state. It was strongly opposed by several major corporations following a letter-writing campaign launched by Americablog Gay. UPDATE: The Human Rights Campaign reacts. In an ...

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TENNESSEE: State Senate Advances Bill To Ban All Local LGBT Rights Laws

A Tennessee state Senate committee has advanced the bill to ban all local LGBT rights laws in the state. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers [left] of Mt. Juliet was approved 6-3 in the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The companion bill passed the House 73-24 last month. The proposal would void a Nashville ordinance barring companies ...

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TN House Votes To Overturn Nashville’s Gay-Friendly Business Ordinance

Earlier this month Nashville’s city council approved a law banning the city from doing business with companies that discriminate against their LGBT employees. Yesterday the GOP-dominated state House voted to overturn that law. The measure sponsored by Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin was approved 73-24 on Monday. The companion bill is awaiting a vote in the Senate State ...

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