NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Gospel Music Association will present its top awards to Christian artists tonight in Nashville.

Christian rapper Lecrae leads the pack of nominees for the 46th annual Dove Awards with seven nominations, including artist of the year, thanks to his chart-topping album, "Anomaly." The Grammy-winning Lecrae, who was a co-host of the awards show in 2014, topped the Billboard 200 albums chart last year with his seventh studio album.


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A former Middle Tennessee middle school volleyball coach has been indicted on charges of statutory rape and other counts.

The Rutherford County sheriff's office says 40-year-old Brandon LaDuc of Murfreesboro is accused of three counts of statutory rape by an authority figure and two counts of sexual touching by an authority figure. LaDuc is a former coach at Siegel Middle School. The allegations involve a 16-year-old girl at another school.

Estes Church of Christ

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Colleagues say an American missionary who has been working in Haiti for two decades has been fatally shot by gunmen in the country's capital as she was behind the wheel of her car.

The Estes Church of Christ, based in Henderson, Tennessee, identified the slain missionary as Roberta Edwards. She ran the small Sonlight Children's Home in Port-au-Prince.


SMYRNA, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  It's a common scene in detective movies and westerns - the bounty hunter kneels down and carefully examines the ground, then looks up and says something like, "They were here, moving fast, toward town."

It's not all Hollywood make-believe. Mantracking is the art of following another person through wild terrain by correctly interpreting clues left by their passing. Mid-state master tracker and forensic anthropologist Hugh Berryman says tracking is the first investigative tool man ever used.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOLLETT)  --  The “Is It a Fiddle or a Violin” school tour is a joint collaboration between the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

The program describes the four-stringed instrument as “In Texas it's a fiddle. In Boston it's a violin. In Nashville it depends.”  In a fun-filled and educational two hours, students learned how the sound of one instrument connects country and classical music.