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Truck Drivers Warned About 'Stowaway Game'

People have been seen riding the outside of moving trucks

(Newser) - A man critically injured on a highway in Nashville Monday night may have been playing an incredibly dangerous game. Nashville police say the man was seen on the side of Interstate 40 trying to stop vehicles. Police say he jumped on a stopped tractor-trailer "for reasons unknown" and fell...

Police: Case of Mistaken Ride-Sharing Car Ended in Rape

Suspect has been arrested in connection with May incident in Nashville

(Newser) - More than four months after a woman says she was kidnapped in Nashville and raped by a man she wrongly thought was a ride-share driver, police say an arrest has been made. Randall Corey Johnson, of Lebanon, Tenn., has been charged in connection with the May 24 incident, reports the...

Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies
Country Music Hall of Famer
Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies

Country Music Hall of Famer Tom T. Hall, 85, Dies

The songwriter behind Harper Valley P.T.A. had a string of hits

(Newser) - Country music legend Tom T. Hall has died. He was 85. Hall, a fixture in Nashville since the ‘60s and a Grand Ole Opry cast member since 1971, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Hall, who was born Thomas Hall and added the T...

Dolly Parton: 'This Is the House That Whitney Built'

She invested profit from I Will Always Love You cover in Black neighborhood in Nashville

(Newser) - When Whitney Houston sang—and, in a way, reinvented—Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You, Parton made a lot of money. And that money got reinvested in the Black community. Houston recorded her cover for The Bodyguard in 1992, and it was a bigger hit for her than...

With Radio Host on Ventilator, His Brother Backs Vaccinations

Phil Valentine's listeners have said they changed their minds on the shots, too

(Newser) - Now that Phil Valentine, the conservative radio talk show host, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 and placed on a ventilator, some of his listeners are deciding to get vaccinated after all. One of them is his brother. "As soon as I found out this thing had hit him like...

John Lewis Observances Include Christening
Navy Christens
USNS John Lewis

Navy Christens USNS John Lewis

'Good Trouble' vigils planned across the country on the anniversary of civil rights icon's death

(Newser) - US Rep. John Lewis was remembered Saturday in word, song, calls to action, and, in San Diego, by christening a Navy ship named for him. "We miss him on this platform, but we will never be without him," actress Alfre Woodard said before christening the USNS John Lewis,...

Southern Baptists Vote Against Divisiveness

In picking a new president, convention rejects denunciation of critical race theory

(Newser) - The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church. Ed Litton, a pastor from Alabama, won 52% of the vote in a runoff against Mike Stone,...

Stetson Takes Its Hats Off Antivax Store's Shelves

Nashville shop posts apology after losing two of its top suppliers

(Newser) - There’s always someone who’s surprised that taking style tips from Nazi Germany is a bad look. A store in Nashville posted to Instagram a now-deleted photo of a smiling woman wearing a yellow Star of David patch inscribed “not vaccinated.” The photo, posted by hatWRKS,...

4 Killed, Scores Rescued in Flooding
4 Killed, Scores
in Flooding

4 Killed, Scores Rescued in Flooding

In Nashville alone, 130 people are pulled from cars, apartments, and homes

(Newser) - Heavy rains across Tennessee flooded homes and roads, prompting officials to rescue dozens of people from houses, apartments and vehicles. Authorities said four bodies were found Sunday in the flood's aftermath. A flash flood emergency was declared overnight by the National Weather Service in Nashville for the city, as...

FBI Report Explains Nashville Bomber's Motivations

Authorities say Anthony Quinn Warner was not motivated by political ideology

(Newser) - The man who blew himself up inside his recreational vehicle in a Christmas Day bombing in Nashville was grappling with paranoia and eccentric conspiracy theories, but there are no indications he was motivated by social or political ideology, the FBI said Monday in closing out the investigation into the blast....

Attorney Suspended After Posting Murderous Advice

Nashville's Winston Sitton posted instructions on getting away with killing, denies it was sincere

(Newser) - A Nashville attorney is temporarily no longer practicing law after he offered some legal advice to a woman on Facebook. The problem is that the advice centered on how to kill somebody and get away with it, reports ABC News . The unusual case goes back to 2017, when attorney Winston...

Suspect's Girlfriend in 2019: He's 'Building Bombs in the RV'

Pamela Perry reportedly warned cops about Nashville bomber Anthony Warner

(Newser) - After the Christmas morning RV explosion that wreaked havoc in Nashville, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said suspected bomber Anthony Quinn Warner—who died in the blast that injured at least eight people, seriously damaged dozens of buildings, and disrupted telecommunications across the Southeast—had not been "on our...

'That's So Weird': Cops Release Nashville Bodycam Footage

Officers walked past RV minutes before blast

(Newser) - Days after a Nashville police officer was issued a body camera, it captured one of the most dramatic events in the city's history. Police have released 13 minutes of footage from the bodycam of officer Michael Sipos, showing efforts to evacuate downtown Nashville buildings before the explosion early on...

He Was a Suicide Bomber. Why Won't the Media Say It?
Media Won't Call Nashville
Bomber What He Is

Media Won't Call Nashville Bomber What He Is

He's a suicide bomber and a domestic terrorist, writes a Refinery29 columnist

(Newser) - The Nashville narrative is pretty clear: Authorities say Anthony Quinn Warner packed his RV with explosives and blew it and himself up on Christmas while parked downtown. He was, by the most basic definition of the term, a suicide bomber. And yet you'd be hard-pressed to find the phrase...

Neighbor Recalls Chilling Reply From Nashville Suspect

'Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me'

(Newser) - Authorities seem pretty sure that the Christmas Day explosion in Nashville was the work of a lone 63-year-old bomber who deliberately blew himself up in the process. But why did Anthony Quinn Warner do what he did? That part remains the subject of much speculation. Some are reading into an...

Nashville Bombing Suspect Died in the Blast

Authorities identify remains of Anthony Quinn Warner

(Newser) - The man believed to be responsible for the Christmas Day bombing that tore through downtown Nashville blew himself up in the explosion, and appears to have acted alone, federal officials said Sunday. Investigators used DNA and other evidence to link the man, identified as Anthony Quinn Warner, to the...

Possible Conspiracy Theory Link Emerges in Nashville

Acquaintance of suspect Anthony Warner says FBI asked whether he was paranoid about 5G

(Newser) - The evidence is pointing more and more toward a suicide bomber in Nashville. On Sunday morning, police identified the suspected bomber as 63-year-old Anthony Quinn Warner, reports the Tennessean . Federal agents swarmed his home on Saturday in the Nashville suburb of Antioch. A motive remains unclear, though FBI agents have...

Theory Emerges About Nashville Bombing
Amid Search of Home, a
Theory Emerges in Nashville
the rundown

Amid Search of Home, a Theory Emerges in Nashville

Suicide bombing suspected, with person of interest identified as white man, 63

(Newser) - Was it a suicide bombing? That's the theory emerging from the rubble in Nashville after the Christmas morning explosion , reports CNN . The outlet quotes two anonymous law enforcement sources, though authorities have not publicly speculated on the idea. However, it syncs with new developments. Coverage:
  • 'Person of interest'

911, COVID Hotline Downed by Nashville Blast

Widespread outages continue in Tennessee following the explosion

(Newser) - Sweeping communications outages continued to plague large swaths of Tennessee on Saturday after a recreational vehicle exploded early Christmas morning in sleepy downtown Nashville. Police emergency systems across Tennessee and Kentucky, as well as Nashville's COVID-19 community hotline, remained out of service due to an AT&T central office...

6 Hero Cops Evacuated Nashville Street Before Blast

An RV warned of an impending explosion. Officers acted fast

(Newser) - Six Nashville police officers are being hailed as heroes after working quickly to clear the area around an RV that was rigged to explode. The Metro Nashville PD officers arrived at the scene in the city's downtown early Christmas morning in response to a shots fired call. Per the...

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