Tag Archives: Tennessee

CEO Fired For Ridiculing Teenage Boy In Prom Dress

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: A CEO who publicly ridiculed a male high school senior who wore a dress to prom with his boyfriend has been fired by his Tennessee company. Cell phone video taken Saturday and posted to several social media platforms shows Dalton Stevens, a senior at Franklin High School, being ridiculed by a man later identified as …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At Knoxville High School

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police say multiple shooting victims, including an officer, are reported at a Knoxville, Tennessee high school. A tweet Monday afternoon by the city’s police department stated “multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet.” A Knoxville Police Department officer is among the “multiple gunshot victims.” The clips below are live. Multiple …

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Tennessee Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Into Law

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee is officially one of 19 states where permitless gun carry will be the law. Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit, an effort that was at the top of his legislative agenda for the year. The law takes effect July 1. It allows people 21 …

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TN Moves To Let Parents Opt-Out Of LGBT Education

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Tennessee’s Republican-dominant Senate on Monday advanced legislation that would require school districts to alert parents of any instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as allow them to opt their students out of such instruction. According to the bill, school districts would have 30 days to alert parents or guardians of upcoming instruction …

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Tennessee Bill Would Ban Textbooks With LGBT Content

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: A bill in the Tennessee legislature would prohibit the state from approving textbooks and instructional materials that contain LGBTQ+ content. The bill, H.B. 0800, was introduced by Representative Bruce Griffey [photo] and will be considered by the Education Instruction Subcommittee on March 30. It says that public schools should focus on teaching subjects like reading, …

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TN Advances Bill To Make Bible The Official State Book

The Tennessean reports: A resolution designating the Bible as the state book cleared a House committee Tuesday morning despite constitutional concerns from several lawmakers. HJR150, carried by Rep. Jerry Sexton, R-Bean Station, would include the Bible in the Tennessee Blue Book next to a list of other state symbols. Similar to Sexton’s previous arguments, the resolution emphasizes the importance of …

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FBI: Nashville Xmas Bomber Was Driven By “Paranoia”

USA Today reports: Federal agents said Monday the Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville was motivated by the bomber’s intention to kill himself and was not an act of terrorism. After a wide-ranging investigation, the FBI said in a report that the bomber, Anthony Quinn Warner, acted “in an effort to end his own life.” The FBI said Warner was …

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TN Bill Would Make Bible The “Official State Book”

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: A Tennessee state representative wants to make the Holy Bible the official state book of Tennessee. Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) is sponsoring House Joint Resolution 150, a resolution which has in previous years been sponsored but failed to pass. His resolution adds such a designation of making the Bible the official state book would …

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Dolly Parton To TN Lawmakers: Please, No Statue Of Me

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Dolly Parton is grateful for the Tennessee legislature’s consideration of a bill to install a statue of her on the Capitol grounds but doesn’t think this is an appropriate time to do so. Dolly Parton went on to Twitter to express her gratitude and her opinion on the bill, indicating that she had asked the …

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Police: TN Man Forged Obama’s Name On Gun Permit

Chattanooga’s ABC News affiliate reports: Police are charging a man from Chattanooga after they say he forged former President Barack Obama’s name on an application for a handgun permit. Chattanooga officers arrested Robert Joseph Hallick on February 11th. He’s charged with perjury, forgery and identity theft. An affidavit obtained by NewsChannel 9 says Hallick had been denied a gun permit …

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Tennessee GOP Bill Allows Fathers To Block Abortions

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Tennessee lawmakers have filed legislation which would allow fathers of an unborn child to petition the court if the mother of their child is planning an abortion. SB494/HB1079 is sponsored by Senator Mark Pody (R-Lebanon) and Representative Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station) in their respective chambers. An injunction stopping the woman from having an abortion would …

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TN Man Shot And Killed In YouTube “Prank Robbery”

The Tennessean reports: Timothy Wilks, 20, was shot and killed in the parking lot of Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park around 9:20 p.m. When officers arrived at the scene around five minutes later, 23-year-old David Starnes Jr. admitted to shooting Wilks. Investigators were told that Wilks and a friend approached a group of people, including Starnes, with butcher knives …

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Officials Give Vax To Friends After Public Turned Away

Chattanooga’s NBC News affiliate reports: Hamilton County officials say miscalculations led to late-evening vaccinations in the Tennessee Riverpark on New Year’s Eve, long after people were turned away and told there were no more vaccines available. Acting on a tip, Channel 3 returned to the Riverpark after dark to find cars leaving the property. The people in those vehicles told …

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Feds Turn Attention To Nashville Bomber’s Motive

The Associated Press reports: With federal officials having identified the man believed to be behind Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, authorities now turn to the monumental task of piecing together the motive behind the explosion that severely damaged dozens of downtown buildings and injured three people. While officials on Sunday named Anthony Quinn Warner, 63, as the man behind the mysterious …

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Person Of Interest Named In Nashville Blast [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A law enforcement source told CBS News at least one person of interest has been identified in connection to the recreational vehicle that exploded on Christmas morning, rocking downtown Nashville. Multiple sources confirm that Anthony Quinn Warner, a Nashville area resident, had a similar make and model RV as the one in photos released to the public. …

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Possible Car Bomb Damages Downtown Nashville

Nashville’s ABC News affiliate reports: A large explosion was reported in downtown Nashville early Christmas morning. The explosion happened in the area of Second Avenue and Broadway near Commerce Street occurred around 6:30 am Friday. Heavy black smoke could be seen rising above the affected area. MNPD, FBI, and ATF are investigating the explosion of an RV outside 166 2nd …

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GOP Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Limits Public Gatherings

The Hill reports: In an address to Tennesseans on the governor’s website, Bill Lee called on state residents to avoid holiday gatherings without anyone outside of their immediate household and noted that public gatherings would be limited to 10 people under the order. Places of worship and some other activities will be exempt, he added. “It only took a matter …

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TN Official Warns Hospitals Could “Break” After Xmas

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee Department of Health officials announced Sunday that the state could “break” its hospital system if a Christmas surge of COVID-19 cases matches that of Thanksgiving. Commissioner Lisa Piercey said there have been multiple household gatherings where people have been affected statewide, as Thanksgiving surges proved. “We know how this happens,” she said. “We want to preserve …

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Covidiot Tennessee Republican State Rep Put On Ventilator After Jesus Refuses His Pleas For A Miracle

Knoxville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Family and friends of Tennessee State Representative David Byrd are asking for prayers after he was placed on a ventilator Monday in his fight against COVID-19. The 63-year-old was taken to the hospital more than a week ago with COVID-19 pneumonia. On Monday morning before being placed on a ventilator, he continued to ask for …

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GOP State Rep Begs Jesus For “Miracle” After Defying Mask Protocols And Dismissing Severity Of Pandemic

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee state Rep. David Byrd says barring a “miracle,” he may soon be placed on a ventilator due to COVID-19. The Waynesboro Republican, who posted on Facebook Thursday to ask friends for prayers, was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia after testing positive for the coronavirus. He was flown by helicopter from Wayne County Hospital to St. …

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