NASHVILLE, Tenn. (APWMOT) — President Barack Obama will visit McGavok High School this afternoon, two days after a student there fatally shot a classmate.
The shooting took place within an hour of the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, in which he renewed calls to curb gun violence.
Police say 17-year-old Kaemon Robinson was playing with a pistol at at an apartment near the school. It discharged, striking 15-year-old Kevin Barbee in the face. An attorney for Robinson says the teenager didn’t know the gun was loaded.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — As sub-freezing temperatures settle in here in the mid-state, local charities report that some of the region’s most vulnerable residents are having trouble keeping the heat on.
Jane Sharp, Co-Director of Greenhouse Ministries in Murfreesboro, says her agency is hearing from a lot of people who are having trouble buying enough propane or heating oil to keep their homes warm.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing legislation that would require a prescription for more than a 20-day supply of cold medicines that are used to make methamphetamine.
In a press event that wrapped up just a few minutes ago the governor said that the bill is meant target the purchase of large amounts of medicines from a variety of stores, a practice known as "smurfing."
The monthly amount of cold medicines - like Sudafed - that could be purchased without a prescription is the equivalent to the average total purchased by Tennesseans each year.