ymcamidtn.org/brentwood

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A member of the Brentwood YMCA says he was sexually assaulted several times at the facility and that staff member were aware of the incident.

The Tennessean says Adam Boswell has filed a $1 million lawsuit against YMCA and the man he accuses of attacking him.

Boswell says he was assaulted four times between July, 2015, and February, 2016, of this year in the Y’s sauna, Jacuzzi pool and locker room.

The lawsuit names his attacker as Jack Dabney, a former Advisory Board member at the Brentwood Y.

capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women.

Democrats this week called for the special session in order to deny Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham a pension of more than $300 per month even if he's not re-elected this year.

.anthem.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is joining a federal lawsuit to stop the merger of major health insurance companies.

State Attorney General Herbert Slatery says in a release Thursday that the move by Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem to acquire Cigna would reduce competition in Tennessee and could affect benefits, premiums and care.

The other states joining the lawsuit are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Virginia, plus the District of Columbia.

Heat, humidity prompts Hazardous Weather Advisory

Jul 21, 2016
NWS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  If recent weather seems unusually hot to you, even for Middle Tennessee in late July, the Weather Service says you’re not imagining things.

Nashville based Weather Service meteorologist Matt Reagan says it’s been unusually hot and sticky

“Average high this time of year for Nashville and the surrounding area is 89 (degrees). So, we’ve been hovering in the low 90s, and on the hot days even up into the mid-90s. So we have been running a few degrees above normal,” he said.

cdc.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee children will be heading back to school soon, but officials say some are turned away every year because their parents failed to get them the required immunizations.

Dr. Kelly Moore with the Tennessee Department of Health says children attending school for the first time are required to present an Immunization Certificate. She says students enrolling in seventh grade and in college could also be turned away if they don’t get the right booster shots.

HSUS

EDITOR: The following op-ed ran in the Wednesday edition of the Tennessean and is used here with the permission of the Humane Society.

“For sale” signs stand outside many former “big lick” farms in Bedford County, reminding us of the consequences of obstinacy and callousness among leaders within an industry that has failed to root out its most despicable feature.

Murf. man says would-be robbers took shots at him

Jul 20, 2016
mpd

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  A Murfreesboro resident says two men tried to rob him Tuesday night, then shot at him when he ran.

Willowbrook Drive resident Robert Mays tells police he was walking in his apartment complex parking lot when he was confronted by two men wearing all black.

He says the men demanded his wallet at gunpoint. Mays says rather than comply he ran and hid between cars. He says several shots were fired as he ran away. Police later recovered three shell casings and found bullet holes in a nearby building.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee state Sen. Bill Ketron has invited controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders to the Republican National Convention.

Wilders tweeted late Sunday that he had arrived in Cleveland. His tweet included a photo of a guest pass from the Tennessee Republican Party.

Ketron, of Murfreesboro, told The Tennessean the populist anti-Islam and Euro-skeptic lawmaker is his friend.

MPD

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Police are asking for your help after a Murfreesboro man was shot dead Friday night.

The Daily News Journal quotes the MPD saying officers were called to a small shopping center on East Northfield Boulevard after witnesses reported hearing gunshots.

They discovered 58-year-old Fausto Hernandez slumped over a rock in the field next to the stores with a gunshot wound. He was sent to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he later died.

Center for Popular Music - MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (BRILEY)  --  For many years the late Marvin Hedrick ran an electronics repair shop in Brown County, Indiana, but that was just his job. His passion was Bluegrass Music.

As a young man Hedrick would take his recording equipment out to the annual Bean Blossom Music Festival. It was there that he captured the tunes being laid down by the artists with their consent and the permission of the festival owner, Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music.

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