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Kid Rock Helped Off Stage After Tirade

The singer-songwriter insults Oprah Winfrey, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford

(Newser) - Warning: This story includes words uttered by Kid Rock. The singer-songwriter has yet again spewed vitriol at female celebrities, this time onstage at Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N' Roll Steakhouse in Nashville. "F--k Oprah!" he shouted earlier this week while "clearly intoxicated,"... More »

Country Star Busted for Alleged Drunk Driving

Sam Hunt charged with DUI in East Nashville

(Newser) - Last month, Sam Hunt was performing a Reba McEntire hit at CMT's Artists of the Year awards show. This month, the country music star known for such songs as "Body Like a Back Road" is charged with a DUI, People reports. Hunt, 34, was allegedly driving his truck... More »

TobyMac Pays Homage to Late Son

Truett Foster McKeehan died unexpectedly at 21

(Newser) - It may be weeks before autopsy and toxicology results explain the death of 21-year-old aspiring musician Truett Foster McKeehan—son of Christian recording star TobyMac, reports the Tennessean . McKeehan, who died Wednesday in his Nashville home , essentially grew up rapping on his father's albums and put out his own... More »

Son of Christian Rapper TobyMac Dies at 21

Truett Foster McKeehan died at Nashville-area home

(Newser) - The 21-year-old son of a well-known Christian rapper died suddenly this week, USA Today reports. Truett Foster McKeehan was the oldest child of TobyMac, who got his start with Christian group DC Talk before breaking out into a solo career. "Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville... More »

NFL Game Gets Off to a Literally Fiery Start

Field catches on fire at Nissan Stadium in Nashville before Titans-Colts game

(Newser) - If the Indianapolis Colts were looking for a heated showdown against the Tennessee Titans, they got it Sunday at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. CNN reports on an actual fire that broke out on the field during the Titans' home opener, right before kickoff as the players burst onto the field... More »

Tidal Basin Makes List of Endangered Landmarks

Trust hopes communities save their 'cherished places'

(Newser) - Development, lack of maintenance, climate change and other factors have put historic American landmarks at risk, says the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which has compiled its 2019 list of the most threatened sites. It includes such famous places as the National Mall Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C., and... More »

Man Tips Servers $22K in Hotel Bar, Gets Arrested

'He'll probably need that for legal fees'

(Newser) - Joel Boyers was removed from the JW Marriot bar in Nashville on Monday and charged with public intoxication and possessing a firearm while intoxicated, but some people there will still remember him fondly: Before he was arrested, he tipped his servers $22,000. Police say they were contacted by the... More »

After Nashville Musician Is Slain, Police Arrest 5 Minors

Suspects in murder of Kyle Yorlets range in age from 12 to 16

(Newser) - Police in Nashville say a 24-year-old musician was shot to death outside his house when he refused to turn over the keys to his car. What makes the story even worse is that police arrested five suspects ages 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16, reports BuzzFeed . Three of the five... More »

Man Killed After Concrete Thrown From Bridge

Tennessee man was hit in the face

(Newser) - A 54-year-old man on his way to work early Tuesday was killed after a chunk of concrete went through his windshield—and police don't believe it was an accident. Investigators believe the concrete was thrown from the Shelby Avenue bridge in Nashville onto Interstate 24 below, the Tennessean reports.... More »

Amazon Makes Its Picks, and a Young Politician Isn't Pleased

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks NYC gave away too much to lure the company

(Newser) - The insiders were correct : Amazon announced Tuesday that its new second headquarters will be split between a site in Queens and another in Crystal City, northern Virginia. Each will have about 25,000 employees. Nashville, meanwhile, will get an "operations center of excellence" with about 5,000 workers, reports... More »

Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game

It happened during cheerleaders' T-shirt toss

(Newser) - A football fan was hospitalized Sunday after falling from the stands at Tennessee's Nissan Stadium during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. An NFL employee who witnessed the fall tells USA Today that as cheerleaders threw T-shirts into the crowd during the third... More »

Real Knife, Real Horror at Nashville Haunted House

Victim stabbed by friend with blade mistaken for prop

(Newser) - Halloween is James Yochim's favorite time of year: "I get really excited about going to haunted houses." His Friday night at Nashville Nightmare in Madison—a sprawling attraction with four haunted houses, an escape room, and scary cast members running around with fake weapons—might dull the... More »

The Knock at 3am to Report a Death Wasn't the Family's Last

The 'Tennessean' looks at the toll the opioid crisis has had on the Baltzes

(Newser) - Just before Christmas 2015, former 3 Doors Down bassist Robert "Todd" Harrell was sentenced to two years in prison after being convicted in a fatal 2013 crash that occurred on Nashville's I-40. He was driving at 101mph when he clipped a pickup being driven by Paul Shoulders Jr.... More »

1-Year-Old Died in Hot Truck as Dad Caught a Flight

No charges in Nashville

(Newser) - A Nashville father flew out of town on a business trip, and police say he unintentionally left his 1-year-old daughter behind in his pickup truck, a mistake that proved fatal. The man's wife, Jenny Barker, had gone to work Wednesday believing husband Matt Barker would drop off their two... More »

Waffle House Suspect Wearing a 'Suicide Smock'

As the AP reports Travis Reinking's dad gave him his guns back

(Newser) - The co-owner of a Colorado crane company where the suspect in a deadly weekend shooting at a Nashville restaurant once worked said she'd urged federal officials to keep Travis Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last year. Reinking's former boss says he had... More »

Gunman Wearing Only a Jacket Kills 4 at Waffle House

Police in Nashville are hunting a suspect who is now believed to be nude

(Newser) - A man wearing only a green coat opened fire early Sunday at a Nashville-area Waffle House, killing four people and injuring another two, reports ABC News . Two people died outside the building around 3:30 am Sunday and one inside before a patron managed to grab the weapon; a fourth... More »

PETA: PetSmart Gives Animals 'Slow, Miserable Deaths'

Authorities seize animals from Tennessee PetSmart over allegations of animal neglect

(Newser) - Authorities raided a Nashville-area PetSmart on Thursday, seizing hamsters, mice, and a guinea pig, WSMV reports. According to the Tennessean , PETA says it received photos and videos from a PetSmart employee showing store managers "repeatedly refusing to provide sick, injured, and dying animals with veterinary care in order to... More »

Nashville Mayor Resigns, Owes City $11K Over Affair

Megan Barry will repay the city to cover payments to former bodyguard

(Newser) - It was a scandal she couldn't survive: Nashville Mayor Megan Barry not only resigned on Tuesday, she pleaded guilty to felony theft related to her affair with a former bodyguard. As part of her plea deal, Barry agreed to repay the city $11,000—in part to make up... More »

Nude Photos May Show Mayor's Affair Was a Crime

TBI says they were taken when bodyguard was on duty

(Newser) - Investigators in Tennessee say nude photos recovered from a former police officer's phone could be evidence of two crimes—or possibly three, since Nashville Mayor Megan Barry says if the photos are of her, they were taken without her consent. In an affidavit, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says... More »

Nashville Mayor Admits Affair, Says She Won't Resign

Megan Barry had relationship with security chief

(Newser) - "We had an affair, and it was wrong, and we shouldn't have done it," Nashville Mayor Megan Barry told the Tennessean on Wednesday, admitting to an extramarital relationship with the police officer who served as head of her security detail. Both Barry and Sgt. Robert Forrest Jr.... More »

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