Alex Smith began working in radio as an intern at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. A few years and a couple of radio jobs later, he became the assistant producer of KCUR's magazine show, KC Currents. In January 2014 he became KCUR's health reporter.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Senate has voted to ban drones from recording images above ticketed events with more than 100 people in attendance.

The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Jack Johnson of Franklin passed on a 33-0 vote on Thursday. Johnson said the measure had been requested by the NFL's Tennessee Titans to prevent drones from flying over the team's Nashville stadium during games.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for several counties that were hit hard by winter storms in February.

A statement from the White House says the declaration releases federal aid to help with recovery efforts from severe winter weather and flooding from Feb. 15-22.

That includes a devastating ice storm that took down trees and power lines and was blamed in at least 29 deaths.

A Republican activist from Murfreesboro is announcing a challenge to scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in next year's GOP primary in the 4th Congressional District.

Grant Starrett, a former staffer on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, said he wants to be elected to Congress to help fight a "moral crisis" facing the country.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A top Republican supporter of a bill to strip local governments of the power to bar handgun carry permit holders from being armed in parks, playgrounds and ballfields says even the one-time use for a school function would be enough to restore a gun ban.

In a contentious news conference at the legislative office on Thursday, House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin argued that the bill does not change current law barring all guns from being carried in facilities owned, maintained or used by a school.

We  want to let you know that our Chief Engineer just finished up the repair work on our analog transmitter this morning and our signal is back to full power. We have also been able to return our hd tranmitter to hd broadcasting as well  so hd 1 and 2 are back up and running as normal. 

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The Gateway Chamber Orchestra presents the Appalachian Spring concert with two performances: Sunday, April 19, at 3 pm and Monday, April 20, at 7:30 pm. The GCO performs Luciano Berio’s intimate and colorful Folk Songs, a cycle of eleven folk melodies from around the world written in 1964.

He was a major cog in “The Big Red Machine” of the 1970s, contributing to two World Series victories for the Cincinnati Reds.

Ken Griffey Sr. will deliver the luncheon address Friday, April 3, at the 20th annual Baseball in Literature and Culture Conference. The luncheon will begin at noon in the Tennessee Room of the James Union Building.

MTSU’s 2015 Death Scene Investigation Workshop, set Wednesday, April 22, wants to help the people who examine highly dangerous sites of deaths stay safe while they do their jobs.

The free workshop, called “Death Scene Investigation: Know Your Risks,” is presented by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and will be held in the Student Union Ballroom. A searchable campus map with parking details is available at