Associated Press


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Nashville couple has confessed to killing a young couple and then hiding their bodies in the apartment the two couples had shared.

Nashville Metro Police told local media outlets Monday that 20-year-old Brandon Griswold and his 21-year-old girlfriend, Whitney Gray, have told investigators that they bludgeoned 24-year-old Preston Claybrooks Jr. and his longtime girlfriend, 23-year-old Alexandra Grubbs, to death while they slept. Police say a lingering dispute involving heroin use led to the attack in the east Nashville home.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — According to statistics from the Tennessee Department of Health, over 1,200 Tennesseans died in 2014 from opioid overdoses despite measures designed to stop the addiction.

The Tennessean reports there were 97 more deaths caused by opioid overdoses last year than in 2013. Statistics show more people died in 2014 from opioid overdose in the state than in car accidents or by gunshots.

Spokesman from the state's health department David Reagan says the highest frequency of overdose deaths are found in men and women ages 45 to 55.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A nonprofit co-founded by country music legend Charlie Daniels has donated $50,000 to help equip a new veterans center at Middle Tennessee State University.

Daniels and his longtime manager, David Corlew, co-founded The Journey Home Project to help secure funds to benefit veterans.

The contribution comes from funds raised at the 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam last month in Nashville.

The Veterans and Military Family Center at MTSU is set to open Nov. 5.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the slaying of two people whose bodies were found stuffed in a Nashville closet and covered in trash.

Nashville Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron tells local media that the two unidentified bodies of a man and woman were found early Sunday morning.

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Taylor Zalewksi kicked a 51-yard field goal with just over two minutes left on Saturday to deliver Illinois a come-from-behind 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee.

But, before they could celebrate, the Illini had to endure Cody Clark's 43-yard field-goal try for the Blue Raiders that missed wide left with eight seconds left in the game.

The Illini (3-1) led 24-12 going into the fourth quarter.